Victor Moses joined up with the Nigeria squad on Thursday after taking some time off to celebrate a second honeymoon following his FA Cup final win with Chelsea.
The forward arrived at the team’s camp before the rest of the squad touched down from Nigeria ahead of their friendly game against England at Wembley on Saturday.
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner did not feature in the 1-1 against DR Congo in a friendly affair in Port Harcourt on Monday, and Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr and team are delighted to have the player who was instrumental in the Super Eagles’ World Cup qualification in camp for Saturday’s match.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr told KweséESPN that Moses had asked for an extended break to spend time with his wife.
“After the FA Cup Final, he told me it was the first anniversary of his wedding and if I could give him two days to celebrate,” the German coach began. “I said no problem.”
Moses joins the rest of the team for their first training session in England on Thursday at The Hive, home of Barnet.
Rohr has already cut Stephen Eze, Junior Lokosa, Dele Ajiboye and Uche Agbo from his squad, while Moses Simon appears primed to miss out after picking up a hip injury.
The 64-year-old will still need to axe two more players before confirming his final list for the summer showpiece.
Nigeria begin their World Cup campaign against Croatia on June 16, before facing Iceland in Volgograd six days later.
They conclude their group-stage programme against old foe Argentina in Saint Petersburg on June 26.