By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
Chelsea star Victor Moses may get exemption from the opening week of the Super Eagles World Cup camp to recover after his team’s FA Cup final game with Manchester United on May 19 at Wembley Stadium in London, Completesportsnigeria.com reports..
Although, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is insisting that all invited players must report in Uyo by May 22 to open the camp, there are indications that Moses will be excused after having a hectic season which will culminate in Chelsea playing up till May 19.
“Every player invited safe for two or three players, most likely to include Victor Moses, must report to camp on May 22,” a Super Eagles source told CSN.
“Rohr is serious about beginning the World Cup preparation on a good note and he has personally spoken with all the players on the importance of arriving early.”
The Super Eagles are scheduled to camp in Uyo for a few days before heading to Port Harcourt to face DR Congo in a friendly on May 28.
The team will then proceed to London where they will face England in another friendly on June 2 at Wembley.
The Super Eagles’ final friendly will be on June 6 against Czech Republic in Austria, where they will camp for 10 days before leaving for Russia on June 12.
Nigeria will play Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D at the World Cup.