Eagles’ friendly matches threatened by absence of professionals
Super Eagles friendly matches this weekend is threatened as may professional players penciled for the two legged encounters are not likely to be available for the matches.
The two friendly matches against a selected side from Corsica and Togo were meant to prepare the National senior team for the June 10, Nations. Cup qualifier against South Africa. .
Nigeria have began training for the match in Uyo‚ which marks the start of the bid to qualify for the 2019 finals in Cameroon‚ with a training camp in France and on Friday will play a friendly against a regional selection from the French island of Corsica.
But Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has seen strikers like Ahmed Musa‚ Moses Simon‚ Olarenwaju Kayode and Henry Onyekuru withdrawing because of injury or club commitments while Victor Osimhem has to play in the Bundesliga promotion-relegation play-off match with VfL Wolfsburg.
Nigeria already ruled out Ola Aina of Chelsea and Alex Iwobi of Arsenal‚ who are staying at their clubs as previously arranged after Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley.
Rohr did not call up Victor Moses for the training camp of the two friendlies. Leon Balogun‚ the German-born right back from Mainz‚ is also doubtful for Friday’s game after being hurt in the last round of Bundesliga matches last weekend Nigeria’s match on Friday in Ajaccio is followed by a second warm-up friendly against Togo in Paris on June 1.