Monday, 6 October 2014

Ahead of Sudan Vs Nigeria: Victor Moses out for three weeks as Eagles arrive in Abuja camp today

                                    Victor Moses
Injured Super Eagles’ winger, Victor Moses, will be out of action for at least three weeks, africanFootball.com reports.
Moses was recalled for this month’s African Nations Cup qualifiers against Sudan qualifiers, after he missed the last two matches against Congo and South Africa.
But the winger will not again be available for the African champions after suffering a recurrence of a thigh injury in Saturday’s English Premier League match against Sunderland.
Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, who broke the news to africanFootball.com, said the on loan Chelsea winger has been contacted by Eagles’ officials.

“I tried to reach him on phone, but he did not pick up. The team secretary reached him and he may now be out for three weeks or so,” Keshi told africanFootball.com.
However, players of the Super Eagles are expected in Abuja today to begin Nigeria’s camping exercise for the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match away to Sudan this weekend.
The team’s Media Officer, Ben Alaiya told NationSport that the players, whether plying their trades at home or abroad, should be in Abuja today.
Some of the players were involved in their clubs’ league matches on Saturday and yesterday, nevertheless, Alaiya said all of them have been told they must be in camp latest tonight.
“The camp officially opens today and we expect many of the players to hit Abuja latest tomorrow (today) night,” Alaiya said.
“You know some of them were involved in their clubs’ matches on Saturday and today (Sunday) too. Players like Mikel Obi played in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Arsenal while Efe Ambrose of Celtic also played today.”
He continued: “Training will start tomorrow evening because some of the players will be available to start training. But in the night we expect many of them to arrive.”
Warri Wolves captain, Azubuike Egwuekwe is already in Abuja for the exercise.
“Yes, I am already in Abuja on time for camping for the Sudan match,” the lanky central defender told NationSport. “You know that the matches against Sudan are vital for our qualification for the Nations Cup. So I don’t want to take chances at all likewise my colleagues who have all promised to be in Abuja unfailingly tomorrow.”
His Wolves team mate, Gbolahan Salami has also promised to be among the early arrivals in Abuja today.
NationSport scooped that caretaker coach of the team Stephen Keshi along with the team’s technical crew are in Abuja to receive the players.

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