FC Midtjylland of Denmark striker Paul Onuachu will make his international debut for the Super Eagles against Seychelles in Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, reports Completesports.com.
Onuachu, who has scored 14 goals for his club this season will play at least 45 minutes or more against the Pirates on Friday, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr revealed in his pre-match conference in Asaba.
“We have possibilities to see everybody because we have two games. We will see a lot of players.
“And Paul Onuachu will play at least 45 minutes also or even more. We are searching for a player in his profile; tall, he is more than two meters high, good with the head.
“We have [Odion] Ighalo already and we are very satisfied with what he is doing since the World Cup but with Paul Onuachu, perhaps, it’s another possibility to find a different profile.
“It could be interesting to see him playing together with Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi, Henry Onyekuru, and Moses Simon.”
Nigeria have already booked a place in Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, and are looking to end the qualification series on a high note with a fourth win.
Friday’s clash against the Pirates of Seychelles will be uses as one of the three-time African champions’ build-up matches for the tournament in Egypt.
The first leg ended 3-0 with Odion Ighalo, Chidozie Awaziem and Ahmed Musa finding the net at Stade Linite, Victoria.
Nigeria will take on Egypt in a friendly at the same venue four days later – on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
By Johnny Edward