Victor Moses, a former Nigerian international and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations champion, has expressed his joy at playing competitive football again after missing seven months due to an injury.
At the Otkritie Bank Arena on Saturday, Moses, who is currently a Spartak Moscow player, made his comeback in a Russian Premier League matchup against Akhmat Grozny. Moses was happy to have made his long-awaited comeback, even though the game ended in a scoreless tie.
The 32-year-last old’s game for Spartak Moscow was on August 6, 2022, when he needed surgery after sustaining a catastrophic injury against Ural.
Moses finally made a comeback to action after several months of intensive therapy and work.
Before his comeback, Moses had been a bench player in two straight games against Ural and Orenburg before the March international break. But in the 62nd minute, he was eventually allowed to play against Akhmat Grozny, taking Ignatov’s place.
Moses had contributed significantly for Spartak Moscow this season before suffering an injury, scoring twice in five games. Yet he was unable to motivate Spartak to triumph on Saturday.
Even so, the former Chelsea and Inter Milan star thanked his fans on social media for their support, writing: “Difficult game today but a well-earned point. On a personal level, I’m thrilled to be back with the team today after a seven-month absence. Thank you to everyone who has helped me get back on track.
With 41 points, Spartak Moscow is presently ten points behind leaders Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Russian Premier League rankings.
The team will be looking to narrow the deficit and contend for first place in the remaining games of the season with Moses back in the lineup.