Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has swung into action to put together his defence ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in October by penciling down William Troost-Ekong and Musa Mohammed.
Rohr has hit the ground running by flying out to Spain to watch the NPFL All-Stars feature in a series of friendlies against Spanish clubs including Valencia and Atletico Madrid.
A top official told “Troost-Ekong and Musa Mohammed are among the defenders Rohr will consider for the World Cup qualifiers.
“He has mentioned the names of some of the players he is counting on for the qualifiers and some of them will be called up for the AFCON qualifier against Tanzania in Port Harcourt.”
Norway-based Troost-Ekong is currently leading the defence line of the country at the Rio Olympics.
The central defender, who was eligible to also feature for Holland by virtue of his Dutch mother, debuted for Nigeria against Chad in an AFCON qualifier in Kaduna in June 2015.

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Musa, on the other hand, made his long-awaited Eagles bow against Mali in a friendly in France in May.

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He also featured in a 3-1 win over Luxembourg that same month.

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He is an all-action right fullback, who has captained both the country’s U17 and U20s.

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