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Victor Moses backs “Big Man” Emmanuel Emenike

On-loan West Ham winger Victor Moses is delighted that fellow Nigerian loanee Emmanuel Emenike has joined him at West Ham and backed the striker to be a big hit in England. Both were very influential in Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations win in 2013, with four goals from Emenike.

“I probably played about 20 games with him in the same Nigeria team, where we call him ‘the Big Man’.

“Since I’ve been playing for Nigeria, he’s been there and we were together in the team who won the Cup of Nations, where he was top scorer. I’m really looking forward to him coming to the club and I am going to make sure he feels at home.

“He called me up and told me the club were interested in him. I told him, ‘You should come and play in the Premier League, West Ham are a family club, everyone here is friendly and we have a good manager here’.

“I said to him, ‘Come and express yourself and you will do well’.

“He’s quick and strong at the same time. Once he has the ball, he has the strength to go through players and he makes sure he wins his battles.

“I firmly believe he will be good in the Premier League and for West Ham as well. Having a player such as him up front gives you that strength.

“He’s always played up front for the Super Eagles and hopefully he will come here and show everyone what he can do.”

Emenike may play for West Ham at home tonight against strugglers Aston Villa if his international clearance comes through.

Moses added: “This won’t be an easy game tonight. Aston Villa are fighting against relegation. At the same time we need to go out, keep our concentration and make sure we get those three points.”

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