BY Richard Jideaka, Abuja
The Nigeria Football Federation are not happy with the duo of Victor Moses and Isaac Success for excusing themselves from Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Ndola on the grounds of being injured.
Feelers from the Glass House revealed that the NFF doubt the authenticity of the duo’s claim of being injured and have resolved to investigate their claims and if found to be false, will discipline them and this may even lead to their being banned from future invitations.
Both players put up excellent performances in their respective games in the Premier League in England over the last weekend and won the man of the match prizes. Success, a second half substitute, scored the equaliser for Watford against Bournemouth while Moses who started his first league game for Chelsea in three years was substituted late in the game against Hull.
“We know the two players had good games and there was no sign of injury on the duo during or after the game,” an NFF source told Completesportsnigeria.com. “It came as a surprise to hear later that Moses was injured and that he would not be available for the game and Success finished his team’s game before claiming injury.
“Honestly, they won’t go unpunished if our investigation turns out as we are suspecting. In fact, we are considering writing a protest to FIFA if we find out that they connived with their respective clubs to feign injuries and stay away from the matches.