NIGERIA – Ibrahim Galadima, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), has said that Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr will definitely call for more players, following Nigeria’s 1-0 friendly defeat against Algeria on Friday.
Galadima, who called for caution in assessing the Super Eagles in the wake of their defeat against the Desert Foxes, said that Rohr is building a team for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
He stated this on Saturday ahead of Nigeria’s international friendly clash with Tunisia on Tuesday in Austria.
“The idea of the friendly match was to exploit the benefit of a great abundance of players all over the world.
“The match was organised to test some players who have been invited into the national team, and we can all see that from the line-up.
“So, it was an experimental game. It was not all about winning or losing, it was a friendly game. It has helped to show that we have good players both at home and abroad.
“These friendlies are designed to prepare the national team for the AFCON qualifiers and the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
“Rohr will definitely call for more players, because this is the building process of the team! and I believe they (players) will do better in their next match against Tunisia,” Galadima said as quoted by NAN.