Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has expressed great worry over the fitness of injured Nantes winger, Moses Simon, ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers double-header against Sierra Leone this month.
Moses was substituted in the 25th minute of Nantes’ 3-0 loss to PSG on Saturday night after picking up an injury, and it is feared he sustained an adductor problem, according to a report.
The former Gent and AS Trencin star was a candidate to start the match against Sierra Leone in Benin, given that Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu is unavailable owing to a hamstring-related issue and skipper Ahmed Musa is inactive following his release by Al Nassr.
Rohr is believed to be keeping an eye on the fitness of Chidera Ejuke after the CSKA Moscow winger suffered a knock in the Europa League match against Dinamo Zagreb but there was some positive news in that regard on Saturday when he was spotted boarding a flight to Volgograd, putting him in contention to feature against Rotor.
With the exception of Paul Onuachu, no attack-minded player has been placed on standby and the Racing Genk star is mostly deployed as a striker.
Simon has not hit the heights of last season which made Nantes sign him for five million euros from Levante, scoring only one goal in eight matches and was a second-half substitute in the penultimate round of matches in Ligue 1.
He missed an unbelievable opportunity ten minutes before he was substituted against PSG.