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There’s more to Victor Moses than Nigeria newboy Samuel Kalu

The 21-year-old put in a decent shift on his Super Eagles bow prompting suggestions the Chelsea winger’s impact won’t be felt

Victor Moses’ importance to Nigeria should never be forgotten after Samuel Kalu’s impressive international debut against Seychelles, says John Obuh.

The Chelsea player, at 27, called time on a decent six-year stint with the national team after the Super Eagles’ unsuccessful outing at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

During his time in the Green and White strripes, Moses helped Nigeria to an African Cup of Nations triumph in 2013 and played integral roles in helping the country qualify for two consecutive World Cup [Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018] campaigns.

And any hint coach Gernot Rohr would struggle without the former England youth international was eased after Bordeaux summer signing Kalu posted a brilliant outing against Gavin Jeanne’s side in Vitoria on Saturday, leaving fans with much delight.

The winger was a handful for the Pirates defence and was hacked down in the box for Odion Ighalo to wrap up the 3-0 victory.

Although he acknowledged the impressive outing, Obuh warns that the former Gent player – and other potential Moses replacements – have a huge boot to fill.

“We can’t forget anybody of that level. Victor Moses was an integral member of the Super Eagles so we can’t just, overnight, see somebody play [a game] and think we are going to forget about him,” Obuh told Goal.

“However, I think Samuel Kalu played very well and I believe, by the grace of God, as he plays along he’ll improve more on his game but he tried against Seychelles.”


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