Anthony Nwakaeme is in line for a starting berth against Algeria on Friday in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Nwakaeme, 28, got his first call up to the Super Eagles against Cameroon but is yet to make his debut.
With the regular center forward, Odion Ighalo, ruled out with an injury, our sources say the Hapoel Be’er Sheva hit man is favorite to deputize for Ighalo at the Stade Chahid Hamlaou in Constantine.
Nigeria has already picked the Group B ticket and could feature as many as six new players in the team according to Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr.
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