With reports that Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr is set to drop some players from the World Cup squad for some fresh legs ahead of next month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles, Completesportsnigeria.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU looks at six players who could be invited for the game for chance to impress and earn regular roles in the team.
ADELEKE AKINYEMI (IK Start, Norway)
The young striker made a name for himself, after bagging seven goals for his former Latvian club, Ventspils in the UEFA Europa League before joining Norwegian club, IK Start. He is currently the hottest Nigerian striker in Europe.
Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr had a closer glimpse of the 20-year-old during the second leg of Ventspils second qualifying round clash against Bordeaux where he was also on target.
There are reports that Rohr is seriously considering handing him a maiden call-up to the Super Eagles for the game against Seychelles.
HENRY ONYEKURU (Galatasaray, Turkey)
Henry Onyekuru was called-up a couple of times by Gernot Rohr in the past. Injury ruled him out of staking claim for a place in the team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The former KAS Eupen player joined Galatasaray on loan from English Premier League club, Everton early in the summer and had an impressive pre-season outing with the club scoring thrice and grabbing one assist in five games.
He could be handed a chance to prove worth against Seychelles.
KELECHI NWAKALI (FC Porto, Portugal)
The former Golden Eaglets captain showed class in Nigeria’s Team B clash against Atletico Madrid at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in May with many calling for his inclusion in the World Cup bound team which was impossible at the time with the 30-man provisional list already submitted to FIFA.
A maiden call-up to the main Super Eagles now look to be on the card for the young midfielder who will spent the season on loan with Porto from Arsenal.
OLA AINA (Torino, Italy)
He missed out on a place in Nigeria’s squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as he was one of the seven players dropped from the 30-man provisional list.
A long term injury to Be7nfica defender , Tyronne Ebuehi may see him get a call-up for the game against Seychelles.
He will spent the season on loan at Italian club, Torino from Chelsea.
SAMUEL KALU (Bordeaux, France)
The Bordeaux winger is said to be highly rated by Gernot Rohr. With Victor Moses not available for selection again following his decision to quit international football and Moses Simon injured, Kalu might get the chance to make the squad for the Seychelles game.
ISAAC SUCCESS (Watford, England)
The former junior international seems to be back to his usual best following his battle with injuries and loss of form for the past two seasons.
He had a good pre-season with Watford and featured as a substitute in their season opener against Brighton last week.