Gernot Rohr has revealed the Super Eagles attackers he is hoping to field during March’s AFCON qualifying games.
While Victor Osimhen has since recovered from coronavirus, the 22-year-old has struggled for form in the games he has played for Napoli.
However, Rohr hopes the striker can rediscover his form before Nigeria’s game against the Benin Republic and Lesotho.
“I hope he (Osimhen) will be very fit again, it is my first wish. But he is on the right way now, playing again in Napoli,” Rohr told Brila FM.
Rohr is still spoilt for choice in attack with the likes of Paul Onuachu, Terem Moffi, Sadiq Umar and Josh Maja all impressing at their clubs.
And speaking on who among the lot will get an invitation in March, Rohr insists only the fittest will be invited.
“The second striker is also Kelechi, playing in the cup, but not in the league. So we have many strikers. The fittest one will be invited,” Rohr said.
The German tactician also said he hopes to have Samuel Chukwueze available.
“I think we will miss Chukwueze, which is a little problem because the time is very short after his injury.
“I hope to have him, but it’s still not sure. But we have other wingers. It’s important to have our quick wingers because our system is based on the fast players on the side.”
Nigeria take on the Benin Republic on March 22 before hosting Lesotho in their final game eight days later.
A point in either of these games will seal their place at the Africa Cup of Nations.
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