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Like Kanu, Like Mikel, Moses Eyes FA Cup Success





As Chelsea looks forward on Saturday to a possible domestic double by winning the FA Cup in addition to a successful Premiership victory, Nigeria’s Victor Moses will also be aiming for a personal record.

Sports Village Square reveals that the Nigerian wingback will equal the marks already attained by some other Nigerian players in English football. He joins the likes of John Fashanu, Daniel Amokachi,  Nwankwo Kanu and John Obi Mikel among the stars to have been part of the FA Cup winning side.

The English FA Cup, the oldest domestic football competition, remains the most glamorous in the world. Its tradition dates back to a century. This Saturday’s final is the 136th edition.


While Arsenal will be attempting to win it for the 13th time to become the most successful club, Chelsea dreams of a domestic double – a feat that will aid Victor Moses in catching up with up with Daniel Amokachi, Nwankwo Kanu, Mikel Obi and  John Fashanu who in 1988 with Wimbledon.

Moses who happens to be one of the most decorated players in the present Super Eagles team has also grabbed an Africa Cup of Nations winning medal in 2013.

His currently keeping his fingers cross for Saturday mouth watering encounter which will sees him equal Kanu, Mikel record for becoming the third Nigeria footballer who will grab double medal in a single season in the ultimate English football season.



Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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