Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that the upcoming international friendlies against Poland and Serbia represent a fantastic opportunity for new players.
The Franco-German coach was speaking with Complete Sports at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Wednesday evening during MFM’s 1-0 win over AS Real Bamako in their CAF Champions League (CAFCL) clash.
In his words, Rohr said: “In the next couple of weeks we will release a list of 28 players for the friendly games against Poland and Serbia. We still have one or two players that we want to check on before coming out with the list.”
“Moses Simon has been injured a couple of weeks now and we expect that he will be back in action for his club (Gent of Belgium) this weekend.
“There is also Ezenwa who is injured at the moment but is working hard to be fit.
“The games against Poland and Serbia is a big chance for the new players to show they have what it takes to play for us. As you know the next game will be in May so now is time for everyone who want to go to Russia to prove their quality.
“The two games are also important for us because the last time we played together was in November against Argentina. So, it will be an opportunity to work together again before the World Cup.
“In May, we will release another 30-man list for the other friendly games from which we will draw the final list for the World Cup.” he concluded.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Poland and Serbia next month as part of preparations for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.