Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed the names of the players likely to star in the October 13 international friendly between Nigeria against Brazil at the National Stadium in Singapore.
The Franco- German handler said he would invite the bulk of the players that did the country proud against Ukraine in Kiev.
The 66 year old Coach is expected to unveil his squad for the game in the coming days with the likes of William Troost-Ekong, Semi Ajayi, Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins and the three shot-stoppers – Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Maduka Okoye making the cut.
However the pair of Benfica’s Tyronne Ebuehi and team captain Ahmed Musa will miss out from the glamorous tie, with the former Kano Pillars star yet to play for his Saudi Arabia side since he cropped an injury against Al-Fateh on August 30 during a league fixture.
”Most of the players who played against Ukraine like the vice-captain of the team Troost Ekong, Semi Ajayi, Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins, Francis Uzoho, and the other two goalkeepers will be recalled to battle against Brazil.
”Some of these players will be invited again now to play against Brazil because they did so well against Ukraine,” Rohr was quoted as saying.
Interestingly, in this month’s FIFA world rankings, the Selecao and Super Eagles dropped one spot each to placed 3rd and 34th respectively.
Interestingly Brazil has also invited its top players including Neyman, Firmino, Gabriel Jesus and other players plying their trade in the best league around the world