Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has hinted that about seven players who made the 23 man squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia may not be invited for the AFCON qualifier against Seychelles billed for September 8.
Rohr who stayed back in Europe after the Eagles exited the World Cup in the first round, has evealed his plan to bring in some fringe players who could not make the world cup team, according to an official at the NFF secretariat in Abuja.
“Coach Rohr has remained in Europe to monitor our players and scout some emerging stars with the view to capping them and he has also hinted at his plan to drop some world cup Eagles because of injuries, loss of form or for tactical reasons,” our source who requested anonymity told Completesportsnigefia.com in Abuja
“He would have been here to submit his world cup report, but had to stay back because of the leadership tussle at the NFF, but all things being equal, Rohr may be in the country next week to submit his report and release his squad list for the Seychelles game in September”
It was also gathered that Kelechi Nwakali who is on loan at Porto from Arsenal is among the new players to be called up, while Tyrone Ebuehi and skipper Mikel Obi may be dropped due to their injury situation . Joel Obi, Elderson Echiejile, and possibly Odion Ighalo and Ogenyi Onazi may be excluded to give new breeds a chance to grow.