| By Adaku Onyenucheya |
VICTOR Moses, a Super Eagles and West Ham United football player, has pulled out of Nigeria’s friendlies against the DR Congo and Cameroon.
Moses, who is on loan from Chelsea, in a letter to the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, through Enebi Achor, administrator of the Super Eagles, said he was pulling out in a precautionary move against injury.
The 24-year-old played for 58 minutes in West Harm United’s 2-2 away draw at Sunderland on Saturday, October 3, his fourth appearance for the Hammers, scoring only once in the 2-1 defeat against Manchester City.
The Super Eagles will face the Leopards of DRC in Vise, Liege on Thursday, October 8, and will then confront Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions in Dendermonde on Sunday, October 11.
Also, Kenneth Omeruo a Nigerian defender based in Turkey, was earlier ruled out of the double header in Belgium this week owing to injury.
Sunday Oliseh, coach of the Super Eagles, while regretting the setback, assured that the team would have enough good quality options to fill the gaps left by both players.
“The fact that the other batch of players from home were not issued their visas last week is also setting us back because we would really want to take advantage of the time to put in a lot of work.” Oliseh said.
— Oct 5, 2015 @ 13:40 GMT