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Exclusive: Moses Simon May Miss Out On Flying Eagles 21

SL10 Understands That Moses Simon May Miss Out On Flying Eagles World Cup Squad

By SL10 - May 13, 2015 09:22 AM

Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba is undecided on whether to include Gent (Belgium) forward Moses Simon in his final list of 21 for the FIFA U20 World Cup, can reveal.

The Flying Eagles coach has all but concluded on his team for the World Cup in New Zealand, but is yet to decide on two players.

The 19-year-old Simon is currently involved in a league play-off for his Belgian club, and is not expected to join the Nigerian U20’s until at least May 25.

Although Manu is disposed to having the former AS Trencin attacker on the team, can reveal that he’s unsure of whether to include Simon on the final list since he hasn’t been a part of the team and as a result he’s yet to submit his list to the NFF.

The deadline for the submission of final lists is midnight on Friday, and Manu has until Friday evening to submit his list to the NFF for onward submission to FIFA. A source understands that “Simon and one other player are giving the coach serious thoughts”.

And as it stands, can reveal that “one or two prominent names” will be dropped from the final 21-man squad.

Meanwhile, can also reveal that barring any last minute change, the three goalkeepers on the list will be Joshua Enaholo, Dele Alampasu and Adamu Abubakar, with Leke Ojo expected to be axed.

Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Isaac Success have all made the list, barring any last minute change.


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