Moses Simon keen to play at 2026 World Cup


Nantes winger Moses Simon is keen to play for Nigeria at the 2026 FIFA World Cup, DAILY POST reports.

Simon has never played at the World Cup despite his current status as one of the oldest players in the Super Eagles.

The 26-year-old missed out on a place at the 2018 World Cup hosted by Russia through injury, while the Super Eagles failed to qualify the last time in Qatar.

Jose Peseiro’s side failed to record a win in their opening two games in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

The three-time African champions held Lesotho and Zimbabwe to draws.

Despite the team’s shaky start, Simon hopes he will get the chance to finally play at the mundial.

“In 2018, at first, I felt really sad. I played all the qualification games, I started and I finished [the matches]. But in the end, I didn’t go to the World Cup,” Simon told

“It’s something I would not wish on my worst enemy. I was really devastated. But not any more. Now, I just think: ‘OK, I thank God for everything because I know that it’s for a reason.

“It [not going to the 2018 World Cup and or qualifying for Qatar 2022] motivated me to keep working hard. I want to play in the next World Cup, it’s a dream. I just need to do my best, push and work hard. If the coach calls me, good. If he doesn’t and calls up someone else, I will be happy to support them.”