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Omeruo and Simon's Presence Crucial for Nigeria's World Cup Qualifying Campaign

November, 14 2023.

As Nigeria braces for its upcoming World Cup qualifiers, the seasoned expertise of Kenneth Omeruo and Moses Simon emerges as a pivotal asset for the national team.


Omeruo, a crucial part of the 2013 AFCON-winning squad, is poised to fortify the defense with his wealth of experience, particularly as the sole player in the backline with prior World Cup participation, having featured in the 2018 Russia World Cup.


Meanwhile, Moses Simon, one of the longest-serving members of the senior national team, stands as a testament to reliability and experience.


His journey dates back to 2015 when the Kaduna-based winger made his official debut, showcasing consistent performance since then. Simon's prowess was evident in the recent AFCON in Cameroon, where he emerged as the Super Eagles' standout player, earning himself a place among the CAF Best XI.


As the Thursday showdown in the World Cup qualifiers approaches, Simon is anticipated to spearhead the forward line, bringing with him an unparalleled wealth of experience. His presence and track record are anticipated to be instrumental in the team's pursuit of securing a crucial victory in the upcoming qualifier.


Coach of the team, Jose Pesiero will be banking on the quality and experience of both players in his bid to navigate Group C, that houses Nigeria and South Africa, Benin Republic, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Lesotho.


For th African zone, nine groups of six teams will play in a home-and-away round-robin matches. Group winners will qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The four best group runners-up will be drawn into play-offs to determine the CAF representative at the inter-confederation play-offs.

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