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Moses Simon in action for the Super Eagles
Central defender, Leon Balogun ruled out of the World Cup some days to the Brazil 2014 World Cup owing to injury, the same fate has befallen Moses Simon barely two weeks to the kick-off of the World Cup.
Team handler, Gernot Rohr broke the devastating news to press men in Port Harcourt as the Super Eagles prepare for their last friendly match at home before heading to Europe to continue the preparation for the Russia 2018 fiesta.
He however did not disclose the nature of the ailment. It is severe enough to earn the utility striker an axe from the World Cup team.
The 22-year-old sustained the injury in Super Eagles’ training at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Thursday.


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This is a terrible blow to Eagles boss Gernot Rohr who sees the ex Flying Eagles ace as important to his plans at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
“It is unfortunate Moses Simon will not be travelling with the team on Tuesday because he is down with an injury,” Rohr disclosed on Sunday. The Nigerian forward, who plays on both right and left side of midfield made an impressive Nigeria debut on 25 March 2015 in an international friendly against Uganda, when he replaced Anthony Ujah after 59 minutes in the game.
He scored his first goal for Nigeria in an international friendly against Niger on 8 September 2015, the second in a 2-0 win.
He also played a key role in beating Zambia to secure qualification for the World Cup in Russia, which begins on 13 June.
Moses exclusion now means that Rohr will pick his final 23-man World Cup squad from the remaining 29 players to be announced on 4 June.


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