Algeria Vs Nigeria: Mikel, Ighalo Set To Miss Out
The Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has hinted that he might have to leave out captain John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo, from the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria on November 11.
The fixture is more or less inconsequential, after Nigeria booked their place at next year’s tournament, with a 1-0 win over Zambia last weekend.
Rohr is ready to leave out the China-based duo, due to the fact that the players in China will be playing in the weekend that precedes the Algeria encounter.
“Honestly, it is going to be a dicey one because it is important for us to finish the qualifiers without losing a match. However, we will want to marry the two situations of not losing the game and also giving an opportunity to some other new players to showcase their skills.
“Also remember that before then, some players might be fit while others may not. Those coming from China have a long journey to make and when their league resumes on November 4, they will not have the extra two weeks like they had when we played Cameroon,” he said.
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