Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has disclosed that Leon Balogun, Kelechi Iheanacho and the other players who did not play regularly for their clubs, will feature in their friendly game against Zimbabwe on Saturday.
Last season, Balogun was limited to 10 appearances across all competitions for his Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.
Iheanacho made nine starts in 30 league games for Leicester City.
Despite their limited playing time at their respective clubs, Rohr included them in his 25-man provisional squad for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
“I want to see a lot of players who are not playing so much, give them the opportunity to play.
“It can be for some defenders like Balogun, he is fit but he didn’t play so much, so we want to see him playing on Saturday and also some players like Kelechi [Iheanacho],” Rohr told reporters in Asaba.
Nigeria will play their final friendly game against Senegal at the Ismailia Stadium on June 16.Share this News