Players Who Might Debut
The Super Eagles will be up against Senegal’s Teranga Lions on Thursday, 23 March before taking on the Etalons of Burkina Faso four days later. Both matches will be played at The Hive, home ground of Barnet Football Club.
Germany-based forward Noah Joel Bazee and Holland-based defender Tyronne Ebuehi, who had earlier declined an invitation, will join up with the squad for the first time.
|Full name||Tyronne Ebuehi|
|Date of birth||16 December 1995|
|Place of birth||Haarlem, Netherlands|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
The Netherlands-born player rejected Nigeria’s invite to take part in the Russia 2018 qualifying match against Algeria, stating he wanted to ‘focus completely’ on being a cog member of Željko Petrović’s team.
But the Super Eagles tactician said the 21-year-old’s parent have given their ‘support’ of the youngster’s switch to represent his father’s country.
And the former Gabon manager believes the move will solve his problems in the full back positions.
Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee
|Full name||Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee|
|Date of birth||21 August 1996|
|Place of birth||Stadthagen, Germany|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Second striker|
The 20 year old German born Hannover striker Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee, could make his debut for the Super Eagles when they play Senegal in a friendly in March.
Nigeria’s technical adviser Gernot Rohr suggests the exciting winger has pledged his allegiance to Nigeria.
“We have found a player in Germany who was playing in the Bundesliga last year but has gone down on relegation. He is 20 years old, ” Rohr said at Tuesday’s press conference.
“He told me it’s an honour for him to come to play for the country of his father, his mother is German.
Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee is eligible for Nigeria through his Nigerian father. He made his debut for Hannover against Hertha Berlin in last season’s Bundesliga, before his team got relegated to Bundesliga II.