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Simon Doubtful For Super Eagles Games Vs Sierra Leone

Simon Doubtful For Super Eagles  Games Vs Sierra Leone

Moses Simon has emerged a major doubt for Nigeria’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Sierra Leone due to injury, Completesports.com reports.

Simon picked up the injury in Nante’s 3-0 home defeat to champions Paris Saint Germain at the Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau on Saturday.

The winger was replaced by Kader Bamba in 25th minute as a result of the setback.

Simon, who has struggled to hit top form for Nantes this season, missed a sitter in the 15th minute of the game.

The 25-year-old has scored once in eight league appearances for his club this term.

Nigeria will host the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on Friday, November 13 at the newly refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.

The reverse fixture will take place four days later at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, Freetown.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Ikeben 9 months ago

    Kalu out and now Simon, I hope he can make it. That leaves us with only Chukwueze, Ejuke, Dennis and Musa in the wings.
    I wish SE injury free month, we need our best legs to qualifier with ease in this double header.

  • Ololo 9 months ago

    Plz if Simon is out an nwamkali can be drafted in to replaced him.. More options in the middle is needed and gladly he is now starting games in LA liga. Plz no onuchua for now. Get well soon simon

  • chuks haifa 9 months ago

    Okoye is disappointing right now. His team is equally horrible. He needs more time to become super eagles top keeper with what i am seeing.

    • Glory 9 months ago

      These case okoye wanna open now, dont think anyone will be ready to fight.

    • Sparta has a very porous defense, two of them even got substituted, so you can hardly blame Okoye for their poor outing.

  • JimmyBall 9 months ago

    I dont know why I am not big on Moses Simon’s hair style same as that thing Samuel Kalu carried the last time? On the offside, I think it makes them look very much like those dada boys under Surulere bridge…

    • @Jimmyball, you don’t have to be, if you are in the shoes of those boys, earning as much as they are earning per week then you will equally do the same.

      Most players cut out different styles like hairstyle, armband, boot color etc just to be distinguished on the pitch.

      They are just flexing, it’s their time

      • In the other hand, I read all your tread with Drey yesterday, both of you are funny from the way you dig at each other just to buttress your view, while it’s not very good it’s very amusing from another because it keeps this forum interesting.

        I read @destar acting like a peacemaker, (yeyeboy… Lol) as if he has done worst to me before. Anyway, it’s part of the fun. Let’s enjoy ourselves.

        But you funny sha, because an ex international says something doesn’t mean he is right, just his own opinion, but we all know the truth that that AL ahly guy can’t bench anyone in the current eagles set up.

        Am not even considering the league he is playing for, but his quality as a player is not up to the current eagles standard, that’s the bitter truth, the guy is not improving himself.

        Etebo was from warri wolves, Musa was from Kano pillars, Vincent was from Enyimba, etc but they all make their way to Europe, from club to another because these guys are constantly improving on their all round plays.

        North African leagues suppose to be a stepping stone to Europe, not a place of destination, any player that spends more than 3 seasons their without moving to atleast top 7 leagues in Europe is not good enough, and consequently not a SE materials.

        How can you compare Josh Maja, Olayinka, Simmy, Sadiq, Dessers etc that are constantly facing the best of defenders in Europe with someone that scores a patry 11 goals in 49 appearances in Egypt league?, all these guys I mentioned doesn’t even make our team list.

        @Jimmyball, enjoy your Sunday and forget about Kayode of a guy.

        • JimmyBall 9 months ago

          @Ola… hahaha. This place was on fire yesterday. Somehow I am beginning to feel CSN often feel the pulse here and throws in some very controversial article to heat up the space… if we can all minimise the insult, I believe CSN are enjoying the war of football ideas we exchange here… I also believe most of our players read this space even the coaches… I will be very humbled if Coach Rohr read this forum from time to time which actions and callups from him has proven beyond doubt he does… I appreciate your comment. Still I maintain my personal opinion about everything said in Support of Emmanuel Amuneke… the intrigues in club football are many… every player can use a coach who believes in him as they handle their own business to improve themselves… above all, players need fair treatment not preferential treatment… what Sunday Mbah did for us in Afcon 2013 should tell every football lover in Nigeria that it is not only by club… if you have it, you have it. We had the likes of Kanu, Okocha, Oruma, Nsofor, Martins playing at one time for top clubs in Europe… in all honesty how many Nations Cup did they win for Nigeria? We were just always short of the top prize at AFCONS that we became perpertual third place bronze winners… the league a player plays in or the club only helps a player’s public appeal… it does not wholly make it a given that such a player is world class… is Ighalo not at Man United now? What is his role in the team… should he be brought back to start at our attack now just for being a Man United squad member? North African league are professional and has a good level… the rest of what a player is made of is his own gifts and techniques developed and honed over time from playing regularly… I have often read here where forumites always like to rap about a player playing in inferior league, and if in an organised league and scoring… the music will be… he does not fit the playing style of Super Eagles… me personally, I have not seen SE bossing a game for a while now… I have put my pieces together and know we lack in key vital areas… the team is not yet one that anybody will bet all his money on… in performace we have been going back and forth and like I said before… in my own eyes, some players who have depth to add are still out there and need their fair chance in time. We must create a level playing field… league that offers a more tenacious competition is good for every player but it does not make the player in entirety. That is my humble opinion… Emmanuel Amuneke to me did not err on his opinion! He is in a position with authority to make such honest conjectures… he has earned it both on and off the field!

  • JimmyBall 9 months ago

    I like flowing braids like Joe Obi used to have… dreadlocks is also very cool and natural with African plaers (Eze, Ejaria and Iwobi), but the type that Moses Simon and Samuel Kalu carries just turn me off somehow… it does not look clean and fitting like Simon tying it at the back somehow projecting… one guy had that same type in the last U-20 Sambisa 11… a guy from Sweden I think he was called Onyia or so!

    • JimmyBall 9 months ago

      Three African players made dreadlock popular when we were a lot younger… 1. Cyril Makanacky (Infact that was my first alias in football… friends said I had swagger like him), 2. Samuel Okwaraji and 3. Jules Bocande of Senegal… those were glory days of African football. When we were young we often attribute flashy hairstyle to being a good football… how innocent we were back then. Football was just pure time to display your skills… sweet street days!

  • Collins id 9 months ago

    I wish Simon quick recovery. meanwhile we still have the likes of ejuke and Dennis, we will definately learn new things from these new wingers. I see a formation of our regular 433 starring


    ebueyi/aina akpo/ekong balogun saidu

    etebo aribo


    chukueze osihmen ejuke/dennis

  • Kalu, Simon and omerua injured. Hmmm I guess some players will get their chance to stake a claim for a place in the team come qualifiers day!

    • Ikeben 9 months ago

      Even Osigwe testing positive to Corona Virus. Definitely, those on stand will be called upon.

  • pompei 9 months ago

    Here’s wishing Simon a speedy recovery. I also hope he has recovered mentally from the horrific miss in their last game against PSG. Many are calling that the miss of the season. Even worse than Yakubu’s miss against South Korea. When you miss open net like that as a forward, you really need to recover physically, mentally, maybe even spiritually. Best wishes to him!