Chelsea winger Victor Moses has been excused from the Super Eagles friendlies to take place on March 23 and 27 against Senegal and Burkina Faso respectively because of injury.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) disclosed this on their Twitter handle on Monday.

Moses limped off with an injury after been tackled in Chelsea’s FA Cup win over Manchester United last week Monday, but the wing-back started for the Blues in their 3-1 league win over Stoke and was replaced in the second half during the weekend.

18 players were present in the almost-full London camp at the Hive Stadium during the first training session on Tuesday morning, and the goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa will flight out of the country to meet up with the team on Wednesday before the first game against the Lions of Teranga on Thursday.

“My flight to London will be on Wednesday by 11.30pm. I’ll be leaving from Lagos aboard Med View Airline,” Ezenwa, the only home-based player in the squad, told Complete Sports.

“I will be arriving London by 5.30pm. I don’t know if I can make the evening training but whatever be the case what matters most is that the team bonds and hopefully win the two friendlies.

“I can’t say for now if my late arrival will rule me out of Thursday’s game against Senegal. If it does, there’s still the Monday game against Burkina Faso to look forward to.”

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