It is exactly 120 days to go before the 2018 World Cup in Russia begins and Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr is according to reports set to name his squad for two upcoming friendlies against Serbia and Poland in the month of March.
Rohr according to the Super Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, is presently in Germany to monitor players after connecting from France where he spoke with some players that he intends to embed in the national team for the quadrennial tournament.
“Rohr is in Germany now monitoring players that could make his team for the upcoming international friendly matches that will help him get the best for the World Cup”, Ibitoye revealed.
“The national team technical adviser is determined to present a quality team in Russia and he has started monitoring the players he wants to give the opportunities to prove what they can do for Nigeria,” he added.
In a related development, Spanish La Liga club Las Palmas have confirmed that their midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has been invited by Rohr for next month’s international friendly matches.
“UD Las Palmas player, Etebo, has been summoned by Nigeria for the two friendly matches that the African team will play in Poland, in Wroclaw (March 23) and against Serbia in London (March 27)),” the club announced on their official website on Monday.
The midfield battler is among a list of players expected to be included in the squad for the friendlies with others including Mikel Obi, Wilfred Ndidi, Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Moses, William Troost-Ekong Leon Balogun, Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa expected to make the list when it is released soon.
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