Nigeria to pick Moses in Kenya friendly

Updated: 26 March 2011 16:05 IST

Nigeria plan to pick Wigan Athletic winger Victor Moses for Tuesday's friendly against Kenya after he was dropped for a 2012 Nations Cup qualifier against Ethiopia because FIFA are yet to clear him for the Super Eagles.

Nigeria to pick Moses in Kenya friendly

Lagos:

Nigeria plan to pick Wigan Athletic winger Victor Moses for Tuesday's friendly against Kenya after he was dropped for a 2012 Nations Cup qualifier against Ethiopia because FIFA are yet to clear him for the Super Eagles.

Nigeria announced Friday that Moses would not play in Sunday's crucial Nations Cup qualifying tie against Ethiopia in Abuja as FIFA are yet to approve his application to switch allegiance to Nigeria after he featured for England at Under-17 and Under-21 levels.

"We are discussing with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on the possibility of having Moses for the Kenya match. We would like him to wait behind to play the friendly," said Nigeria assistant coach Simon Kalika.

The England-based forward trained with the rest of the Eagles squad Friday night along with two injury doubts, Osaze Odemwingie and Obafemi Martins.

Nigeria are sweating on the fitness of West Bromwich Albion striker Odemwingie, who has a torn muscle around the thigh, and Birmingham City star Martins, who is nursing a groin complaint.

Both players now face a late fitness test later Saturday ahead of Sunday's Group B qualifier against visiting Ethiopia.

Nigeria are second in the group with three points from two matches, alongside Ethiopia, while Guinea lead the standings on six points.

The overall winners of this group will earn an automatic ticket to next year's Nations Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Topics : Football Nigeria Kenya
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