Gernot Rohr hints at possible Saudi Arabia friendly for Eagles

Gernot Rohr hints at possible Saudi Arabia friendly for Eagles

Super Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr gave the hint in Lagos on Friday just before he unveiled the list of players the Super Eagles might employ in the AFCON qualifier against Seychelles.

According to the coach, the friendly match is still in the planning stage and will likely hold in Saudi Arabia on September 11, just three days after Nigeria’s match with Seychelles in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation, Seychelles.

In the absence of Skipper Mikel Obi who has been excused to enable him to recover fully from his injury and to also save him from the nearly 23-hour flight to Seychelles in a match, he was not programmed to feature, Ahmed Musa will likely captain Nigeria.


The coach is of the opinion that it will be interesting to see Musa skipper his national team in front of his new Saudi Arabian fans.

“Am happy that he is already making a great impression with his new club”, remarked Rohr.

He also wants to utilize the match to test some of the new players he is introducing to the team as part of build-up to Nigeria’s possible participation in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Both Nigeria and Saudi Arabia were at Russia 2018 World Cup. If the match holds, it will be the second time both teams will meet at Grade A level.

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