Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has reud the injuries and suspension that has left four of his regulars missing for Saturday’s crucial 2019 AFCON qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
However, Rohr has has revealed that the situation has presented opportunities for some other performers to step onto the runway.
First choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, right back Abdullahi Shehu and forward Odion Ighalo – top goalscorer in the 2019 AFCON qualifying race with six goals – are not in South Africa as a resut of injury, while Wilfred Ndidi is suspended after cards against Seychelles and Libya.
“Yes, we have a number of injuries and one suspension. But we cannot continue to talk about that. We must look at the personnel with us now and see the situation as opportunity for them to step up and prove what they can do.
“I am happy we have a young team determined to achieve. Everyone here is good enough to represent Nigeria and they will go in there and do the job.”