Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr is set to recall Malaga striker Brown Ideye to the Super Eagles ahead of next month’s international friendly matches against Poland and Serbia.
Also set for a recall to the national side is top marksman Odion Ighalo who missed the last couple of games through injury, CompleteSports writes.
Ideye last featured for the Super Eagles in their first Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying game against Zambia in Ndola in 2016 which Nigeria won 2-1.
The 29-year-old has since picked up form since joining Spanish side Malaga in January, scoring once in four La Liga Santander games.
The Super Eagles will face Poland in Warsaw on the 23rd of March and four days later take on Serbia in London as preparation for the 2018 World Cup where they’ve been drawn against Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland in Group D.
A top official of the Nigerian Football Federation revealed that the likes of Ighalo, Elderson Echiejile, Ogenyi Onazi and Mikel Agu who missed the last games against Algeria and Argentina due to injuries as well Victor Moses are expected to be named in the 25-man squad for the friendlies.
“No major surprises in the team list actually, but it’s more likely Ideye returns but Nwakeame won’t be in the squad,” one of the sources revealed.
“The first team players who missed the last two games in November will be included.”
Rohr is expected to announce his squad that will prosecute the games before Friday, with all invited players expected to arrive in Poland from 19th March for the friendlies.