5 quality players that deserve an invite to Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles squad

5 quality players that deserve an invite to Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles squad

Although the Super Eagles of Nigeria could not feature at the just concluded 2017 edition of the African Cup of Nations in Gabon, the squad is in a very good position to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The Nigerian senior national team has improved since Franco-German tactician Gernot Rohr took over as the coach in August 2016, helping the team to a vantage position in the World Cup qualifiers after beating Zambia and Algeria.

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The road to Russia is not over yet, and here are five players that could make the team a stronger side.

1. Samuel Adegbenro: Currently features as a winger for Viking FC of Norway, the 21-year-old has played a very important role for his club in the Tippeligaen.

5 quality players that deserve an invite to Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles squad

Samuel tries to beat his marker in a league game foe Vikings

He has featured 52 times and getting 8 goals for the club and was a former Kwara United player, his pace and skills down the flanks can be electrifying.

2. Ubong Ekpai: Popularly called the ‘Brazil killer’ for his lone strike that helped Nigeria defeat and also cement supremacy over Brazil in a friendly in March 2016.

5 quality players that deserve an invite to Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles squad

Ubong Ekpai in action for Slovan Liberec

The 21-year-old is currently on loan to Slovan Liberec in the 1st League at Czech Republic from Israeli side Maccabi Haifa.

The former Akwa United player is very lively on the right flank, possessing top-notch skills also as a midfielder.

3. Ovie Ejaria: This young lad could be snapped-up by England if Nigeria does not take advantage now.

5 quality players that deserve an invite to Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles squad

Ovie in the colours of Liverpool of England

The 19-year-old plays for Liverpool making his debut in his side’s 6 – 1 trouncing of Watford. He is a player that could inject life into the Super Eagles midfield in the nearest future.

4. Stanley Amuzie: The defensive left-wing-back was part of the embattled Dream Team VI that claimed bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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The 28-year-old plays for Italian side Sampdoria and will be a very good back-up for Elderson Echiejile.

5 quality players that deserve an invite to Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles squad

Amuzie contests the ball with Egypt's Mohammed Salah during a 2017 AFCON qualifier

Although the Nigerian team in their last three games has improved defensively, Stanley Amuzie is another lad that could give the team stability at the back.

5. Imoh Ezekiel: Currently an on-loan-striker at Anderlecht of Belgium from Al Arabi SC in Qatar. He already has an international cap for the national team.

5 quality players that deserve an invite to Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles squad

Imoh Ezekiel celebrates after scoring a goal for Anderlecht

He was outstanding for the Dream Team Vi at the Rio 2016 Olympic games where he combined well with Mikel Obi in the course of the tournament where Nigerian won bronze.

He is also sharp and young; at 23, a bright future awaits him.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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