Simon out as Iwobi, Omeruo, others hit Morocco


Exciting winger, Moses Daddy Ajala-Simon has become the latest player to withdraw from the Super Eagles squad, as he has joined Changchun Yatai F.C frontman Odion Ighalo in the treatment room.

Brila reports that Simon picked up a foot injury in training, before Friday night’s game vs Standard Liege.

His injury has been assessed by Gent’s medics and they have advised him not to travel to Africa and Russia for the World Cup qualifier against Algeria and the international friendly against Argentina.

”Moses Simon won’t be available for the games against Algeria and Argentina due to the foot injury,” can confirm.

In another development, Nigeria captain Mikel Obi and young Deportivo La Coruna  goalkeeper Francis Uzoho as well as Chippa United custodian Daniel Akpeyi are expected to arrive in Rabat, Morocco, on Tuesday as the Super Eagles begin their preparations  ahead of their   Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Constantine  on Friday.

Meanwhile, much-maligned Turkey-based defender Kenneth Omeruo will look to resurrect his international career after he was invited by Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr for the Algeria clash and the   friendly fixture against South American powerhouse Argentina in Krasnodar, Russia,   on November 14.

Kasımpasa star Omeruo, who was placed on the standby list by Rohr reported to the Eagles’camp  in Rabat on Monday after he was asked to replace Ogenyi Onazi, who withdrew from the upcoming fixtures at the weekend along with Moses  Simon due to injuries. Belgium-based attacker Simon was replaced with Girona forward Olarenwaju Kayode, who also arrived in the North African country from Spain on Monday.


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