Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has revealed his plans to test the unused players of the team’s bench during the final 2018 World Cup qualifier at Algeria.
The 64-year old believes the coaching staff will by this have a larger pool of players to choose from when preparations begins in earnest for the global showpiece in Russia.
“We are planning to use some players who did not get the opportunity to play before now,” the German coach said on a television interview in Lagos.
“We want to give them the opportunity to show us what they can offer. Of course we are not planning to lose the game against Algeria but we are already preparing for the World Cup. So you will see new faces in the team.”
Rohr also revealed that plans of playing friendly fixtures with some European countries are underway.
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“We will be playing friendly games against some European countries because, as you know, each group at the World Cup will have two teams from Europe so it is good to have a feel of what we are likely going to be coming up against at the competition..
“We will see who we get when the World Cup draws are made in December but no harm in planning ahead,” he stated.
Nigeria have already qualified for the World Cup, having topped the CAF Group B ahead of Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria.
Hence the game left against Algeria is just a formality.
Eagles will face Algeria on November 10, and will know their group opponents on December 1.
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