Brazil Rolls Out Its Big Guns For West African Double Header And Rohr Claps Back With His Own
By Iwedi Ojinmah 1 month ago
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has identified seven players he intends to include on his roster for next month's glamour friendly against Brazil at the National Stadium in Singapore.
The likes of William Troost-Ekong, Semi Ajayi, Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins and the three goalkeepers named in the squad for the friendly against Ukraine in the shape of Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Maduka Okoye are expected to be in the travelling group.
Benfica's Tyronne Ebuehi is an injury worry for the Super Eagles while captain Ahmed Musa has been inactive since he sustained an injury in a league game against Al-Fateh on August 30.
In an interview with Sporting Life Nigeria, Rohr stated: ''Most of the players who played against Ukraine like the vice-captain of the team Troost Ekong, Semi Ajayi, Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins, Francis Uzoho, and the other two goalkeepers will be recalled to battle against Brazil.
''Some of these players will be invited again now to play against Brazil because they did so well against Ukraine''.
In the latest FIFA world rankings, Brazil and Nigeria dropped one place, with the South Americans now ranked third and the three-time African champions 34th globally.
Brazils meanwhile are coming with all their big guns, showing how important this doubleheader against west Africa is to them.
Defenders (8) : Eder Militão (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (PSG), Rodrigo Caio (Flamengo), Thiago Silva (PSG), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Daniel Alves (São Paulo), Danilo (Juventus), Renan Lodi (Atlético de Madrid)
Midfielders (6) : Arthur (Barcelona), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fabinho (Liverpool), Lucas Paquetá (Milan), Matheus Henrique (Grêmio), Philippe Coutinho (Bayern)
Strikers (6): Everton (Grêmio), Gabigol (Flamengo), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Neymar (PSG), Richarlison (Everton), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)