The Nigerian Football Federation has revealed that forwards Victor Moses and Isaac Success are under investigation.
The duo had pulled out from the Super Eagles qualifier against Zambia due to injury, but the NFF believes the players have no actual injuries.
Both played for their club sides in the English Premier League last weekend. Moses started for the first time for Chelsea in 3 years, and Success came off the bench to help Watford salvage a point.
NFF investigating Moses and Success
“We know the two players had good games and there was no sign of injury on the duo during or after the game,” an NFF source told Completesportsnigeria.com.
“It came as a surprise to hear later that Moses was injured and that he would not be available for the game and Success finished his team’s game before claiming injury.
“Honestly, they won’t go unpunished if our investigation turns out as we are suspecting. In fact, we are considering writing a protest to FIFA if we find out that they connived with their respective clubs to feign injuries and stay away from the matches.”
Godwin Obaje of Wikki Tourists and Chisom Egbuchulam of Enugu Rangers have already been called up to replace them.