Gernot Rohr is planning to name a young and experimental Super Eagles squad for next month's World Cup Qualifiers against Central African Republic in a move that could have ramifications for several established players.
Rohr wants to use the match to give some of the younger players the experience of trying to cope against a team in their Group C Pool.
If Rohr is planning something different, possibly bringing in the uncapped Akinkunmi Amoo of Hammarby and Union Berlin's Taiwo Awoniyi, it would represent a significant gamble on his part, given the strength of Nigeria's opponents.
After picking six points from two games, wins against a team like Central African Republic would be a significant boost to Super Eagles' spirits.
Some players are thought to be surprised that Rohr believes this is an occasion to make significant changes. But Super Eagles' manager is familiar with the younger players.
Rohr has made a number of other calls to players who will not be involved and is understood to have broken the news to those he wants to be involved.
They are Maduka Okoye, Joe Aribo, Zaidu Sanusi, Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins, Semi Ajayi, Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Shehu Abdullahi, Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Osimhen, Paul Onuachu and Kelechi Iheanacho.
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