Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has invited CSKA Moscow winger Chidera Ejuke, and Austria-based duo, Samson Tijani and Tobias Lawal to join the squad for next month’s friendlies against Coted’l voire and Tunisia.
Ejuke who linked up with CSKA Moscow from Eredivisie outfit Heerenveen last month, was a key player in the Dutch league last season.
He has scored once in three league outings for his new club this season.
Former Golden Eaglets captain Tijani, who is loan at TSV Hartberg from Red Bull Salzburg will also get the chance to play at the senior level for the first time.
Lawal, 20, is a goalkeeper who plays for Austrian side Linz.
“I invited two players from Austria. One of them you know him, Samson Tijani. He was the captain of our under 17 team that played the World Cup last year,”Rohr told ESPN.
“He signed for Red Bull Salzburg, he is also midfielder 18 years old and he’s on the loan to TSV Hartberg, a first division club. But I’m not afraid to invite him especially because he’s in Austria already.
“Also, the goalkeeper, [20-year-old] Tobias Lawal. He’s a young goalkeeper, playing in Linz. He was on the bench for the European games. They had very good European rally last year, they made it good competition. And he played already sometimes, he was already in Austria [‘s side], under 20 but only a friendly.”
Nigeria will face Ivory Coast on October 9. The Super Eagles will also face the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia four days later.
Both games will be played in a yet to be disclosed location in Austria.