There are very strong indications that Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will drop players from the Nigeria league for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria because the league season has ended.
Nigeria welcome Algeria to Uyo on November 12 in continuation of the qualifying series for Russia 2018.
For this month’s World Cup qualifier in Zambia, five players from the NPFL made the final squad – goalkeepers Emmanuel Daniel and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defender Jamiu Alimi as well as strikers Godwin Obaje and Chisom Egbuchulam.
However, none of these players featured in the 2-1 win in Ndola.
“The players from the domestic league will be left out of the Algeria match because the season is over and the coach cannot vouch for their fitness,” a top source informed.
“He would rather use the positions taken by these players from the league to try out some other professionals based overseas.”
Victor Moses (Chelsea), Isaac Success (Watford) and Oghenekaro Etebo (Feirense, Portugal)are already set to return to the Eagles squad after they were ruled out by injury for the Zambia game.