With injuries hitting few members of Nigeria’s senior national football team, Ex-Super Eagles defender Garba Lawal has urged Gernot Rohr to give remarkable players in the Nigeria Professional Football League a chance to fill the vacant position.
Carl Ikeme, striker Odion Ighalo and Eagle’s skipper, John Obi Mikel are as of now nursing injuries and the trio confronts a race against time to be fit for Nigeria’s initial 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier clash against South Africa in June.
Garba stated: “With injuries to consistent Super Eagles players, I think the coach ought to consider giving the indigenous stars a chance “.
“Bringing them to the team will expand the competition in the team and also enhance the nature of the league”.
As of late, there have been calls for current Nigeria Professional Football League best goalscorer, Stephen Odey to be called up to the Super Eagles close by other locally established stars, for example, Akwa United’s Ibrahim Alhassan and MFM FC’s Sikiru Olatunbosun and several other outstanding players.
According to Owngoalnigeria.com revealed that Rohr will welcome two locally based players to the camp in France ahead of the crucial clash against South Africa.
“They had their visa talks with this morning at the French Embassy, it’s dependent upon them to prove themselves in camp since it was difficult persuading Rohr to include them at first”.
“Another thing is for them to maintain their form between now and when the camp in France will open. Anything short of that could see them miss out on the team”.