Rohr reveals Squad to face Algeria, Argentina

by on November 9, 2017

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has revealed he may give the opportunity for some fringe players to impress during the dead rubber 2018 World Cup qualifying game against Algeria on Friday.

The Eagles will take on Argentina 4 days later in an international friendly match as part of preparations for the World cup tournament.

The Super Eagles have already secured qualification for the World cup show piece after defeating Zambia 1-0 in Uyo on October 7 to finish top of Group B last Month.

The 64 -year-old German tactician has his sights fixed on Tuesday ’s friendly against South American giants Argentina in in Krasnodar, Russia.

He said in a video posted on Super Eagles official twitter account, “All the games are important, it ’s right we have already qualified for the World Cup, so the result is not the most important.

“The most important thing in this game against Algeria is to have a good game and also get good results.

“It’s an opportunity for us to see other players who didn’t play because we had our players but now we have six injuries and at least I will make six changes for the game against Algeria and this is an opportunity to see these players who didn’t play so much and it will be interesting to play Algeria in this condition.

“They have a new coach (Rabah Madjer ) and they are playing at home so they will be very aggressive.

“The second game against Argentina is against one of the best teams in the world, who perhaps have the best players. We will have one South American team in our group (at Russia 2018 ) and also our trip to Russia will enable to us see where we will camp for the World Cup.”

Some of the players expected to get a chance in the course of the two games, include: ADO Den Haag right-back, Tyronne Ebuehi, Standard Liege midfielder Uche Agbo and Hapoel Be’er Sheva forward Anthony Nwakaeme.

Others are on-loan Hull City defender Ola Aina; record making Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Uzoho; on-loan Anderlecht striker Henry Onyekuru, on-loan Girona forward Olarenwaju Kayode and Norway – based midfielder Chidiebere Nwakali.

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