Nigeria football authorities are eager to get official confirmation from Chelsea on the medical status of Victor Moses as the Super Eagles prepare to face Senegal and Burkina Faso in friendly matches next week in London, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports.
The Chelsea right wing-back is now looking doubtful for the Nigeria games billed to hold at the Hive Stadium in London after he limped out of the quarter final English FA Cup game played against Manchester United on Monday.
The immediate diagnosis out of Stamford Bridge after the game Chelsea won 1-0 was a calf strain.
The club is yet to make any statement but if that is confirmed by Chelsea medical team after further assessment, he could be on the sidelines for up to two weeks.
Moses will not be the first player listed to drop out as Wolfsburg’s Victor Osimhen who is still recovering from injury was dropped and replaced by Olanrewaju Kayode of Austria Vienna.
Some doubts were raised by the weekend over Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi. The midfielder missed Arsenal’s clash with German giants Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League clash in London last week.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed then that Iwobi and his team-mate Danny Welbeck were ill ahead their Cup encounter.
“I believe that we have two uncertainties,” Wenger told Arsenal.com.
“Welbeck, who had to come off after the warm-up against Bayern due to sickness.
“And Iwobi, who on the day of the game couldn’t turn up as well due to the same problem.”