The duo of Cyriel Dessers and Chidera Ejuke are in contention to make their international debut in today’s friendly against The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.
Word was rife in Austria that coach Gernot Rohr won’t be leaving anything to chance to ensure KRC Genk striker, Cyriel Dessers and Ejuke were missing in action against Algeria.
In a chat ESPN recently, Akpoguna admitted that he was not ready for the Super Eagles challenge given his inability to tie down a regular place at Hoffenheim due to injuries.
Meanwhile, one of the four debutants for Nigeria in the game against Algeria, Kevin Apkoguna has revealed why he delayed accepting to play for the Super Eagles.
“We are talking about three years ago, this is a different situation, you know three years ago I wasn’t even ready for Nigeria national team because like I said serious injuries, I didn’t play that regularly in the club so there’s no way to go to the national team
“You have to be very good at your club before you can go to the national team and perform there also, this is the reason I decided not to come to the national team because I’m (not) ready in the club physically and mentally.
“We don’t really need to talk about these questions if Germany would call me or not because I’m now an Eagle and I’m very proud to be here.” He told ESPN