By Albert Akota
Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr is expected to release the team list for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Seychelles this week.
The German tactician, who is scheduled to arrive Nigeria today to begin preparation for the AFCON qualifying match against Seychelles on September 7, would meet with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials including the Technical department to vet the Super Eagles team list.
Nigeria are third on the table with zero points having lost their opening fixture against South Africa 2-0 and would be desperate for three points in their next game.
Some of the regular players such as Alex Iwobi, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Odion Ighalo, Ogenyi Onazi, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho are expected to be in the team.
One player that would be missed is Super Eagles and Chelsea winger, Victor Moses who early last week announced his retirement from the senior National team.
Information on offer from sources close to the Franco-German tactician indicates that Rohr will arrive in Abuja next week to commence preparations for the match against Seychelles.
Rohr has not been in Nigeria since the Eagles failed to go beyond the group stage at Russia 2018 World Cup, but he has been actively involved in FIFA-organized seminars and meetings.
However, Rohr had disclosed along the line that he has been travelling round Europe to monitor Nigerian players doing well with their various clubs during pre-season.
He will be in France this weekend to watch new arrival at Girondins-Bordeaux, Samuel Kalu debut in Ligue 1, after arriving this summer from KAA Gent of Belgium.
Speaking of his plans, Rohr confirmed that he will be in Nigeria next week and would likely release his team list for the Seychelles match on Friday.
He said: “I will be in Nigeria next week. We will announce our list for Seychelles when I arrive. This week end I will watch the first appearance of Kalu with Bordeaux.”