Both games will be played in Asaba.Moses retired from worldwide football, contacting time on his Nigeria vocation after the 2018 World Cup in Russia past year.
There was speculation that he could return to the Super Eagles soon after exhibiting some great form for loan club Fenerbahce, and Rohr is open to the player resuming his worldwide career.
Talking to the official website of Confederation of African Football, Rohr claimed: “I was against his global retirement and, if he altered his thoughts, he need to explain to me but I have no information and facts about it.
We are going to see.”On the situation of his skipper John Obi Mikel, who was omitted from the hottest collection, the German manager added: “He has arrived in Middlesbrough not too long ago. He told me he was not ready and wants to function after his knee damage in China.“He did not play all winter season possibly. He is not dominated out for the AFCON but could not make that match in Asaba. We will see for the potential.”
Chelsea have continued to struggle without Victor Moses, with the London club falling to a 3-0 loss away to Roma in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening.
Moses, who is nearing a return from injury, has been massively missed by the Blues with Antonio Conte’s men to now turn their attention to their upcoming fixture against Manchester United this weekend.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard commented on Moses’ impact at Stamford Bridge and believes that the club have missed the Nigeria international.
“Moses is a miss,” Lampard said on BT Sport when asked about the 26-year-old’s impact.
“You wouldn’t of thought that 18 months ago with what he’s given them in the right-wing back position.
“He [Conte] is covering it with Cesar Azpilicueta, he’s covering it with Davide Zappacosta but it’s affecting the whole back five.
“And I think he will want to get back to knowing what his three is and working on it through the week.
“The players are going to have to react because I don’t think Conte is a manager that will change his way. He might change players in the team but they’ll have to work,” the former Chelsea midfielder concluded.
Kaizer Chiefs continued with their poor run of form when they lost 2-1 in the Absa Premiership to Baroka FC at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday night.
Although they scored first through George Maluleka’s stunner, Amakhosi failed to hold on to their lead.
The loss means coach Steve Komphela’s men now occupy the fifth spot with nine points from seven league games.
For the visitors, Lewis Macha and Gift Motupa scored the two goals as they continued with their unbeaten run in the 2017/18 league campaign.
Amakhosi had a bright start as they dictated the proceedings in search of an early goal and their efforts were rewarded in eighth minute.
A beautiful play by the hosts saw Bhongolethu Jayiya delivering a wonderful pass to Maluleka on the edge of the area – the midfielder unleashed a powerful shot to beat goalkeeper Virgil Vries on his right corner.
Four minutes later, Baroka looked for a quick response and the visitors made good runs on the left flank and a cross was delivered for Sipho Moeti in the box, but his touch sailed inches wide, with Itumeleng Khune moving the opposite direction.
However, the Limpopo side managed to level the scoreline in the 23rd minute after a set piece from Siphelele Ntshangase and Macha’s header beat Khune on his right post.
Both sides exchanged dominance towards the 40th minute, yet there were few goal-scoring opportunities.
However, Amakhosi fought back as they wanted to regain their lead and Siphiwe Tshabalala’s attempt from a curler went wide of the left post in the 42nd minute following a great passing game.
The thrilling encounter ended at 1-1 at half time.
Chiefs came back with more intent and their good passes in the heart of the park saw Hendrick Ekstein’s shot going over the crossbar.
Moeti received a brilliant pass in the box and the forward failed to lower his effort as he blasted his shot over Khune’s left corner.
Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele would finally get the lead when Motupa beat two Chiefs defenders before unleashing a powerful shot on the roof of the net on the hour mark.
With 30 minutes to go, coach Steve Komphela introduced Dumisani Zuma for Jayiya and they added numbers to exert pressure on Baroka’s defence and the substitute saw his effort going wide.
Despite dominating in the last minutes of the contest, Chiefs could not hit the target as Vries stood firm between the posts.
In the wake of the victory, coach Kgoloko Thobejane’s men now sit at number one on the log with 15 points from seven matches.
Moses Okoro and Moses Peter scored a goal apiece in the final five minutes of the tie to hand Nigeria a 2-0 win over Sierra Leone in a Last 16 match during the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Monday, September 11.
Sierra Leone dominated the opening exchanges and almost took the lead three minutes in when Donald Wellington drove behind the defence, but failed to beat the Nigerian keeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, in a one-on-one situation.
Ten minutes later Donald Wellington was at it again when he met a low free-kick from the right, but again he was thwarted by the Super Eagles shot-stopper.
Ikechukwu Ezenwa was certainly at his best for Nigeria between the sticks with yet another close range save to deny Nathaniel Tongo Vula in the 15th minute when he broke behind the defence.
The Super Eagles’ first real attempt on goal only came in the 22nd minute, but Samuel Mathias fired his powerful shot inches over from 25-yards out.
Ten minutes later Sierra Leone’s Lahai Coker tried his luck from long range, but his stinging shot was well-saved by Ikechukwu Ezenwa who was keeping Nigeria in the game.
Neither side could break the deadlock before half time as the teams entered the tunnel locked at 0-0.
Five minutes into the second half Donald Wellington should have given Sierra Leone the lead when he found himself unmarked and in space 14-yards out, but he fired hopelessly wide.
Nigeria took control of the match after that and came close to scoring in the 55th minute when Uche Akas drove into the box from the left flank, but his thunderous 12-yard shot struck the side-netting.
Six minutes later Uche Akas drove into the box again and while his shot was on target this time, the Sierra Leone keeper was on hand to make a spectacular fingertip save to deny him.
In the 76th minute Amadu Barrie was gifted a golden opportunity to give the Leone Stars the lead when he broke through on goal, but with all the time in the world and just the keeper to beat, he failed to do so after shooting straight at Ikechukwu Ezenwa.
Three minutes later the action was at the other end of the park when Rabiu Ali let fly with a pile-driver from the edge of the box, but the Sierra Leone keeper made a good one-handed save turn the ball around post.
In the 85th minute Moses Okoro won the game for Nigeria with the goal of the tournament thus far after curling a 22-yard free-kick into the top left corner, 1-0.
The icing on the cake for the Super Eagles was their second goal two minutes later when Moses Peter made it 2-0.
Nigeria (0) 2 (Okoro 85’, Peter 87’) Sierra Leone (0) 0
Moses Simon of Nigeria (r) challenged by Tebogo Langerman of South Africa during the 2019 Afcon football qualifier between Nigeria and South Africa at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on June 10, 2017 in Uyo State, Nigeria. @Kabiru Abubakar/BackpagePix
The success and improvement Victor Moses enjoyed at Chelsea last season helped convince Antonio Rudiger to join the Premier League club.
The Nigerian was converted to a right wingback by Blues coach Antonio Conte and went on to enjoy his best season in English football, establishing himself as a key figure of a Premier League-winning side.
Rudiger, who joined Chelsea from Italian giants Roma earlier this month, explained that Conte’s ability to improve players like Moses was one of the reasons he agreed to join the London club.
“Of course, for me the biggest reason [to move to Chelsea] was the coach, Antonio Conte,” he told beIN Sports.
“He’s a fantastic Coach. He improved a lot of players, like last season Moses and [Marcos] Alonso.
“They had a great season and I that’s why I said I want to be a part of that.”
The trio of Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho will be the Super Eagles’ key players for their clash with South Africa, according to former Nigeria international Etim Esin.
Nigeria will host Bafana Bafana next weekend in the opening round of Group E matches in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Both teams failed to qualify for the 2017 AFCON held in Gabon earlier this year and they are expected to wrestle for top spot in the group, which also includes Libya and Seychelles.
Esin, who is fondly known as the ‘African Maradona’, believes the above-mentioned Premier League trio could be tilt the game in Nigeria’s favour.
“I’m happy new players were given the chance to play for the Super Eagles,” Etim Esin told Brila FM, as quoted by Allnigeriasoccer.com, in reference to players like Alhassan Ibrahim, Stephen Odey, Henry Onyekuru and Mikel Agu.
”South Africa are more organised when it comes to preparations. It’ll be a bad omen to miss out on another African Cup of Nations.
”Victor Moses is in my top list. Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho are the players we can look to.”