Chelsea winger Victor Moses could miss out on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Chad.
Stephen Keshi, head coach of the Nigeria national team, last week called up 26 players exclusively made up of domestic talent for the game on June 13 in Kaduna.
He is expected to call up overseas-based players to complete the squad later this month.
Moses, an integral member of the Super Eagles, may however be excluded from the list of invitees as he is still nursing a hamstring injury.
The 24-year-old, currently on a season-long loan at Stoke City, picked up the problem during the Potters’ 1-1 draw with West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground on April 11.
He took to Twitter this week to announce that he is looking to make a return to competitive action next season.
“Thanks for your messages about the injury, it's progressing well and I'll be back better and stronger next season,” he declared via @VictorMoses.
Moses is expected to make a full recovery on May 31 but with Nigeria’s game against Chad coming up less than two weeks after the completion of his convalescence, it appears highly unlikely that Keshi will be willing to risk him in a potentially bruising game against the unheralded Africans.
The Big Boss had also told supersport.com earlier this month that only “fit players regularly playing for their clubs” will have a place in his squad for the game against Chad.
Moses made his Nigeria debut in 2012 and has been capped 24 times for the Super Eagles, scoring seven goals to date.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN