I’m sad and disappointed! – Moses Simon decries missing out on AFCON Qualifiers!

Super Eagles winger, Moses Simon has expressed his disappointment as regards missing out on the team’s 2021 AFCON qualifiers against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho.

Moses Simon, who plays for Nantes in the French top division, said he is sad that he won’t take part in any of the two matches as the Super Eagles look to secure qualification for next year’s tournament.

Moses Simon was barred by his club from participating in the two matches based on COVID-19 protocols.

Moses Simon

While speaking to the BBC, the winger expressed his displeasures but noted that he understands the position of the club and the situation on ground.

“The challenge is to find the right balance because I understand where the clubs are coming from due to the strict COVID rules in France”

“My club Nantes are struggling and not in a good place, so it’s difficult for the team to allow any of our players to travel.”

“It’s actually a sad and disappointing situation because I love to play for my country.”

The winger went on to call on CAF and FIFA to consider playing qualifiers in Europe.

“It’s an option because we already play friendly games in Europe, but I don’t know if countries will allow this,” Simon added.

“I believe CAF and FIFA can make the right decisions for the players and African football.

“The pandemic has affected everyone and not just footballers, plus our fans would love us to play at home.

“It’s not going to be easy, but I know those in charge of football will find the right balance that fits countries and fits clubs.”

Moses Simon, newly-invited Sadiq Umar, Samuel Kalu, Kenneth Omeruo won’t take part in the qualifiers due to similar reason.

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