Rohr Chooses Replacement For Moses Simon Ahead Of Sierra Leone Clash

Replacement For Moses Simon Sierra Leone Clash

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has replaced Moses Simon with Paul Onuachu ahead of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone.

The Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) made this known in a statement released on the federation’s official Twitter page.

Simon picked up an injury in Nantes loss to Paris Saint Germain on Saturday.

Onuachu was initially on the stand-by list, but he has now been drafted into the main squad following Simon’s injury.

Nigeria take on their West African rivals in a doubleheader AFCON qualifying match with the Super Eagles hosting the first leg at the Samuel Ogbemuedia stadium, Benin, before Sierra Leone host the second leg four days later at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, Freetown.

Aside from Simon, Rohr could also be without Sebastian Osigwe, who tested positive to the coronavirus last week as well as Kenneth Omeruo.

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A win for Rohr’s men in both games will see Nigeria qualify for the 2022 AFCON that will be hosted by Cameroon.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago

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