The assistant coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Salisu Yusuf has confirmed that Dutch-Nigerian defender Tyrone Ebuehi is in line for his international debut with Nigeria.
Ebuehi who plays for Dutch side ADO Den Haag has been ever present for the team in the qualifiers, but he has failed to dislodge Shehu Abdullahi as the first choice right back of the team.
He was omitted for the squad that defeated Zambia 1-0 to qualify for the World Cup in Russia next year, but shortly after the game coach Gernot Rohr confirmed the full back is still in his plans for the World Cup.
Yusuf has now added more to the manager’s statement by confirming that players like Ebuehi who have been present for the team during the qualifiers, are certainly going to be the ones to prosecute the dead rubber tie against Algeria in Algiers on the 10th of November.
“Some of the players have not been opportune to play, so this match will offer them such opportunity,” Yusuf said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“We know there is nothing to be scared of because we already have the World Cup ticket but our interest now is to have a blended team”.