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Victor Moses, Sucess face Nigeria ban

Post by Mfon on Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:39 am

Chelsea's Victor Moses and Watford's Isaac
Success could be banned by Nigeria after
failing to honour invitations for the last
World Cup qualifying squad.
Both players were withdrawn from the Nigeria
squad after the football federation received
letters from their clubs saying they were
There are reports that Nigeria's football
federation will report both players to FIFA,
which would mean they could be prevented
from playing for their clubs this weekend, but
NFF first vice president Seyi Akinwunmi says
the federation is doing no such thing.
"There are no plans to report any player to
FIFA," he told ESPN FC.
Nigeria may not be reporting the players to
FIFA, but that is not to say they will escape
sanction. Top officials at the NFF told ESPN
FC that the players might be banned from
being selected.
"Moses always seems to pick up an injury
when there is a difficult game to play," one
senior official said. "If he cannot be
committed enough to playing all the games
like everyone else, then he will have to stay
away. We can't have players choosing which
games to play."
Success' issue is more straightforward.
Despite the medical report from his club,
officials say he refused to come when he was
asked to buy his own ticket and get a refund
while in Nigeria.
"That is our standard practice, everyone buys
their own tickets and they get their refunds.
But he refused to.
"He will not be treated differently from the
others. If he can't do that, then he is not
With both players absent, Nigeria beat
Zambia 2-1 to shoot to the top of their World
Cup qualifying group after Cameroon drew
1-1 at Algeria.


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