Nigeria’s Moses Simon suffers World Cup blow

Nigeria’s Moses Simon suffers World Cup blow
Moses Simon

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday May 29, 2018. 12:00

The Nigerian national team has been dealt a massive blow with news that Simon Moses will not make it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Simon has been ruled out for a month with a thigh injury and coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed the setback to the media.

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According to the BBC website, the 22-year-old limped out of the Super Eagles' training session on Thursday and sat out subsequent sessions.

Moreover, a scan revealed his injury is serious, ruling the winger out of Russia 2018.

"Yes, Moses is injured and our medical staff told me he is out for at least three or four weeks," Rohr confirmed.

"This is a confirmation that he will not be with us for the World Cup.

"This is unfortunate because he was an important player for us during our qualification matches."

The KAA Gent player in Belgium has been a regular in the Super Eagles squad during the World Cup qualifiers and was expected to be in the final squad of 23 players en route to Russia.



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