Injury blow hits Nigeria as Isaac Success, Victor Moses out of World Cup clash

Injury blow hits Nigeria as Isaac Success, Victor Moses out of World Cup clash
Watford striker Isaac Success

by BackPageTXT

Monday Oct 03, 2016. 12:06

Nigeria have been further hit by a major injury blow after Chelsea forward Victor Moses and Isaac Success from Watford were ruled out of Sunday’s World Cup qualifier in Zambia.

Officials disclosed both players have withdrawn from the game in Ndola on account of injuries.

“Both Moses and Success are out of the match due to injury,” an official disclosed only to AfricanFootball.com

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Victor Moses, playing a new role as a wing-back, was man of the match for Chelsea in a 2-0 win at Hull City on Saturday, but he said on Twitter his hamstrings will have to be assessed by his London club.

Success, 20, was set to honour his first Super Eagles call-up after he scored his first Premier League goal at the weekend at home against Bournemouth.

It is expected that coach Gernot Rohr will name late replacements for both players on his 23-man squad.

Germany-based defender Leon Balogun was the first key player to pull out of the squad to Zambia after he suffered an injury in action for Mainz 05.

The Eagles training camp in Abuja opens today and the team are expected to fly out Friday to Zambia.

By Kola Daniel




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