AFCON 2023: Terem Moffi Reveals How it Felt to be Initially Left Out of Super Eagles Squad

AFCON 2023: Terem Moffi's Emotions on Super Eagles Squad Omission
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Terem Moffi’s rollercoaster emotions took a sharp turn upwards this week as the in-form striker received a late call-up to join the Super Eagles squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

AFCON 2023: Terem Moffi's Emotions on Super Eagles Squad Omission

The OGC Nice forward, initially omitted from the final squad by coach Jose Peseiro, was understandably downbeat after seeing his AFCON dream seemingly dashed, Footballrover reports.

Despite being included in the provisional list, Moffi found himself on the outside looking in, with Osimhen, Sadiq Umar, Iheanacho, and Boniface preferred as attacking options.

However, fate intervened in the form of an unfortunate injury to Boniface, necessitating a late reshuffle in the squad.

Moffi’s phone, once silent, suddenly buzzed with the news that would reignite his AFCON aspirations.

I’m happy to be back in the team,” Moffi declared, his voice brimming with relief and excitement.

Naturally, it was not easy for me to be left out of the team for the tournament initially, but I’m going to give my best to the team,” he added.

The 24-year-old’s return to the fold is a testament to his resilience and form.

With four goals in 12 appearances for the Super Eagles and a tally of six goals and two assists for Nice this season, Moffi has been banging in the goals with regularity.

His inclusion injects fresh attacking impetus into the Super Eagles squad, offering Peseiro another dimension in his attacking arsenal.

Moffi’s pace, power, and clinical finishing could prove invaluable in Nigeria’s quest for “lets do it again” AFCON glory

While time is tight with the tournament kicking off on Saturday, Moffi is expected to join the rest of the squad on Sunday, eager to prove his worth and make the most of this unexpected opportunity.

Many Nigerians will surely be watching with bated breath to see how Moffi repays the faith shown in him.

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