Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has admitted that it is highly unlikely that Belgium based star Daddy Moses Simon makes it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia after an injury.
The KAA Gent winger was diagnosed with an injury after one day of training at the Eagles base in Uyo and has trained separately from the rest of the squad for the past three days.
As promised by Rohr, the 22-year old had scans on the problem on the team’s arrival in Por Harcourt and head coach Rohr, confirmed the findings after Sunday’s training in Port Harcourt.
“Unfortunately, Simon Moses is injured, and our medical staff told me it is at least three to four weeks that he will be out,” Rohr told www.aclsports.com
“If it is confirmed, it means he will be out for the World Cup,” he added.
The Franco-German coach also provided an update on the situation of Leicester City midfielder Wilfried Ndidi who continued to train on his own on Sunday as he works his way back from injury.
“Ndidi has to follow a special programme from his club for us because we want him to have 100% fitness. So, until Monday he will be on his own.
“After Monday, he will join the rest of the group and I hope to have him for the game against England,” said Rohr.
On the positive front, defender Chidozie Awaziem who limped out of Saturday’s training due to an ankle sprain trained fully with his teammates on Sunday.
Nigeria will face Congo Democratic Republic in their first friendly match during the last phase of preparations for the Mundial.