Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed changes expected in his squad against Algeria in the inconsequential World Cup qualifying game in Constantine on Friday.
ADO Den Haag right-back, Tyronne Ebuehi, on-loan Standard Liege midfielder Uche Agbo and Hapoel Be’er Sheva forward Anthony Nwakaeme shall all find places in the starting lineup.
Rohr considers fielding fringe players for the dead robber game with the likes of on-loan Hull City defender Ola Aina; young Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Uzoho; on-loan Anderlecht striker Henry Onyekuru, on-loan Girona forward Olarenwaju Kayode and Norway – based midfielder Chidiebere Nwakali all set to start.
The Super Eagles have already landed in Russia after beating Zambia 1-0 in Uyo on October 7 to top Group B last Month.
The Franco-German coach said yesterday that he would make six changes to the team that defeated Chipolopolo last month.
The 64 -year-old German said his sights are fixed on Tuesday ’s friendly against South American giants Argentina in in Krasnodar, Russia.
He said in a video posted on Super Eagles official twitter account, “All the games are important, it ’s right we have already qualified for the World Cup, so the result is not the most important.
“The most important thing in this game against Algeria is to have a good game and also get good results.
“It’s an opportunity for us to see other players who didn’t play because we had our players but now we have six injuries and at least I will make six changes for the game against Algeria and this is an opportunity to see these players who didn’t play so much and it will be interesting to play Algeria in this condition.
“They have a new coach (Rabah Madjer ) and they are playing at home so they will be very aggressive.
“The second game against Argentina is against one of the best teams in the world, who perhaps have the best players. We will have one South American team in our group (at Russia 2018 ) and also our trip to Russia will enable to us see where we will camp for the World Cup.”
Russia-born right-back Brian Idowu is expected to join the team Krasnodar for the match against Argentina.