AFCON 2019: Moses speaks on playing out of position under Rohr

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Levante forward, Moses Simon, has said he is ready to take on a more defensive role for Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

During the first phase of the Super Eagles’ camp in Asaba, head coach Gernot Rohr played the 23-year-old as a left wing-back in training.

Aware of the positional change he might face at the AFCON, Moses who plays as a winger for his Spanish club, insists he is prepared for “any capacity”.

“I will say it’s not my natural position (the left wing-back).

“But I have no option than to serve my fatherland in any capacity when called upon,” he told AOI Football.

After playing a significant part in Nigeria’s qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Moses missed out on the tournament in Russia due to a muscle injury.

“It was sad to sit out the FIFA World Cup due to injury.

“But now that I’m in the squad, the next level is to fight for the starting position and I believe the coach will make the best decisions regarding his starting line-ups, because every player in the 23-man list is good,” he added.