Ola Aina could be in line for his first international start next month, Super Eaglescoach Gernot Rohr has confirmed.
The right-back came off the bench earlier this month to make his debut as the Super Eagles became the first African team to seal qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with a win over Zambia.
However, with a qualifying game against Algeria still to play in November, the Hull City loanee could be in line for a full debut and he will be hoping to stake a claim to be involved in Rohr’s squad next summer.
Rohr admits the game is a good opportunity to give the fringe players a chance to impress.
”Well, it is a possibility to use the opportunity to see some of the players we have not seen so much of them,” Rohr told The Sun Nigeria.
”We have players like John Ogu, Nwakeme, Ola Aina, among others. It will be good to use the game to look at them very well but we are also conscious of getting good FIFA ranking ahead of the World Cup draws in December 1.
”Resting super regular players is a possibility but we are also looking at the possibility of finishing the qualifiers without losing a match.”