Moses Simon Doubtful For Sierra Leone Doubleheader

Moses Simon faces a race against time to be fit for Nigeria’s 2021 AFCON qualifying encounters against Sierra Leone after limping off in the first half of Nantes’ 3-0 defeat to PSG on Saturday.

The winger picked up the injury in the 25th minute of the Ligue 1 clash against the champions making him a huge doubt for next week’s back-to-back face-off against the Leone Stars.

Before leaving making way for Kader Bamba, Simon who was making his seventh league start of the season put in a contender for miss of the season after somehow contriving to miscue Kolo Muani’s cross with the gaping goal at his mercy.

It was a chance that was easier to score than miss and while Moses would be embarrassed to see footage of that incident again, a more pressing concern for the 25-year-old will be recovering in time to face Sierra Leone as Nigeria bids to seal their place in Cameroon.

PSG later sealed the win with second-half goals from Ander Herrera, Kyllian Mbappe, and Pablo Sarabia.

Simon who has 30 international caps joins newly called up goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe, who tested positive for Covid-19, as doubts for Sierra Leone.

The first leg of the encounter comes up on 13 November at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin before the return leg four days later in Freetown.