Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr is excited about the tactical possibilities at his disposal for the friendly with Cameroon later today at the Stadion Wiener Neustadt in Vienna.
The African heavyweights face off for the first time in two years on Friday before a repeat encounter four days later at the same venue.
The games will be Nigeria’s last before the 2022 World Cup qualifiers kick off in November and Rohr is keen on trying out different tactical approaches as he runs the rule on a host of new players in the squad.
The Franco-German tactician has called up a raft of new players for the friendlies following the withdrawal of many regulars due to injury.
And the former Gabon manager believes Cameroon will provide a good test to try the new players in a variety of roles and systems.
“A lot of players are not here, you know them, more than 11 players could not come, but it’s an opportunity to see other players, to give them the chance to play, and to get the result I hope,” Rohr told NFF media after the team’s last training session on Thursday.
“It will be two games, this is the first leg, so let’s try to do well. It’s a good organisation, we have now two possibilities, 4-3-3, 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1.
“We’ll see what we can test tomorrow, and also for the second game.”
Eagles in Camp
Goalkeepers: Maduka Okoye, Francis Uzoho and John Noble; Defenders William Ekong, Valentine Ozornwafor, Chidozie Awaziem and Jamilu Collins; Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Abdullahi Shehu, Abraham Marcus and Samson Tijani; Forwards: Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Anayo Iwuala, Ahmed Musa, Paul Onuachu, Terem Moffi and Peter Olayinka.