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Published On: Tue, Nov 3rd, 2020

Omeruo, Simon doubts for AFCON qualifiers

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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr may not be a happy man right now as two of his key players ahead of next week’s Friday first leg 3rd round 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone, Kenneth Omeruo and Simon Moses are doubtful for the double clashes.
Omeruo was injured in his club’s win on Sunday in La Liga while Moses sustained his own injury as his ckub, Nantes lost 3-0 to PSG in the French Ligue 1
Kenneth Omeruo picked up an injury as Leganes edged out Mirandes 1-0 in a Spanish Segunda game at the Estadio Municipal de Burtaque on Sunday afternoon.
Omeruo limped out of the pitch three minutes after the break and was replaced by Roberto Rosales.
Jose Arnaiz netted the winning goal for the home team in the 49th minute.
The 27-year-old has made seven league appearances for Leganes this season.
Simon on his part sustained an injury in Nantes’ 3-0 home defeat against Paris-Saint Germain on Saturday.
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.
Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr will be eager to know the extent of the duo’s injury ahead of his side’s 2022 AFCON qualifying double-header against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone with the second leg set for Free Town on Tuesday, 17th November.

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