Rohr had to improvise after missing several key first team players largely the UK based who were unavailable due to the UK Government COVID-19 red-alert travel restrictions to the Island country.
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The Gernot Rohr lads on Tuesday defeated Cape Verde 2-1 to sit tops with six points in Group C of the qualifying series
The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying tie against Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos kicks off at 5pm Nigeria time
The Super Eagles face a double-header of World Cup qualification games this week against Liberia and Cape Verde.
Rohr named his squad for Nigeria’s opening two World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde this week, but was forced to name an additional six players as back up for the second game.
Franco-German Rohr has stuck largely with his dependables as the race to Qatar begins, with goalkeepers Maduka Okoye and Francis Uzoho, defenders William Ekong, Abdullahi Shehu, Chidozie Awaziem and Leon Balogun, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo, and forwards Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon and Victor Osimhen on the roster.
“We have a difficult group with Egypt that we have to face from the start on January 11 in Garoua,” said Rohr after the draw ceremony on August 17 in Yaounde.
The ceremony billed for Yaounde Conference Centre will see the 24 participating teams zoned into six groups of four teams each as the competition gets underway in January 2022.
The Gernot Rohr lads polled 1480 points to sit 34th in the world and fifth in Africa in the ranking released on Thursday.
Eguavoen told newsmen on Thursday in Abuja that the Super Eagles team now preparing for the match would work more on their game performance and strategies to secure a win
The NPFL stars will face Mexico on July 3 in a friendly on July in Los Angeles.
The list also has goalkeepers Maduka Okoye and Francis Uzoho, defenders Ola Aina and Chidozie Awaziem, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Abdullahi Shehu, and forwards Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon and Simy Nwankwo,
Rohr said he will be able to select players only from the Nigerian domestic league for the fixture against CONCACAF Gold Cup holders Mexico, with his Europe-based contingent expected to be on vacation or with their clubs in pre-season ahead of the new campaign.
Adepoju, who plied his trade with Racing Santander in the Spanish La Liga, made the remarks in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Wednesday.
The game will take place at the Wiener Neustadt in the Austrian capital, Vienna starting from 8.30pm Austria time.
The home-based players Rohr has invited include team captain Ahmed Musa of Kano Pillars and perennial call-up, goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa of Heartland FC.
“Update: @NGSuperEagles forward, @alexiwobi has tested negative after further COVID-19 tests were conducted,” the NFF wrote Tuesday morning on their Twitter page.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that substitute Paul Onuachu scored in added time to give the Eagles victory at Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo.
Describing the victory of the national team as a reassurance of the readiness of the players to come out victorious in the 2021 AFCON, Kalu hailed the players for their commitment and determination in making Nigeria proud.
Rohr revealed this on Wednesday.