Simon willing to play any position for Eagles at AFCON

Super Eagles winger, Moses Simon, says he is willing to play any position for the team at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon in January.

Simon at his French club, Nantes is played as a right or left-winger, a position which has seen him provide six assists this season but at the national team, he has been deployed as a right wing-back in recent games by head coach, Gernot Rohr.

Rohr has recently preferred the 3-5-2 formation, which has seen the Nantes forward drop to a right-wing position.

The former Gent winger says he is willing to play as a goalkeeper for his country, so long the manager has confidence in his abilities.

“I am ready for all the sacrifices. If a coach tells me that he wants me to play as a goalkeeper because he believes in me, I will put myself in the cages,” Moses told Ligue 1.

Rohr has also hailed the player’s work rate in recent games for the national team.

“I really like this player (Simon). He is small (1m68) but he has a big heart. He is very talented technically, physically with his speed, despite his size,” Rohr told Ligue 1.

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“With me, he can play right-back, and he does! He has a lot of strings to his bow,” the Eagles gaffer added.

Heading into the AFCON in Cameroon, the Eagles boasts of strong options in the forwards including Samuel Kalu, Samuel Chukwueze, Emmanuel Dennis as well as skipper Ahmed Musa.