Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze could make his international bow for Nigeria against South Africa on Saturday per a hint dropped by coach of the team Gernot Rohr after yesterday’s training.
Chukwueze was handed a first time call up to the senior national team of Nigeria after impressing at Spanish side Villarreal in the Europa League and later in the La Liga.
Yesterday he took part in the training session of the Super Eagles ahead of Saturday’s game against South Africa and the 19 year old didn’t look out of place during the session, which was more tactical as the players played in close spaces.
Speaking after the session, Rohr said Chukwueze is in top shape following his exploits for Villarreal and he believe he can handle the pressure of making his debut if called upon against South Africa.
” We followed him closely for a while before calling him up. He is in top shape but he is still learning, so we have to be patient with him. Maybe he will play against South Africa and if he plays he can handle the pressure with the help of his talent “, Rohr told Owngoalnigeria.com.