The forced withdrawal of Gent ace Moses Simon from the Nigerian squad currently preparing for the World Cup due to injury has lead to talks about coach Gernot Rohr calling up a replacement.
Simon pulled up injured three days back and a scan conducted this morning confirmed the 22 year old suffered a muscle tear which will need a minimum of three weeks to heal.
The result made coach of the team Rohr to rule him out of his squad for the friendly game against England and subsequently the final squad for the World Cup, which will be named after the England game scheduled to take place at Wembley.
Talks about a replacement for the wing forward who has been widely tipped to play a pivotal role for Nigeria at the World Cup has dominated discussions since news of his injury broke out, but Rohr won’t be calling up a replacement Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Rohr will rather focus on the players he has in the team at the moment to select his final 23 as he strongly believe they are the best legs for Nigeria at the World Cup in Russia, where Nigeria are in group D with Iceland, Croatia and Argentina.