Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has hinted that Leicester City winger Ahmed Musa will make a switch back to the Russian League before the end of the January transfer window.
Rohr, however, did not reveal the club the 25-year-old will be joining before the January transfer window closes but adds that will remain an integral player in his squad for the 2018 Russia World Cup if he does return to the Russian League.
Nigeria won the game 4-2.
“We are in the transfer window now and I believe he will change team,” Rohr told NAN in Abuja on Tuesday.
“Musa is going back to Russia and it is very good news that he will be playing there.
“Musa playing in Russia is a positive development so that we will have the sympathy of Russian fans. We have seen that when Brian Idowu was introduced in the game against Argentina.
“The fans encouraged us and he scored, this can be a good reason to get support from Russian fans because the people there like Musa.
“Also, Musa knows the people there because he is familiar with them, he knows the weather condition too.
Rohr also revealed that the recall of former captain Vincent Enyeama to the senior national team hinges on his being active at club level before the end of the season
“We are waiting for what will happen to Enyeama if he plays for his club and get more playing time he can make it,” Rohr added.
“He’s been delayed now because of his injury and now, he has about two goalkeepers ahead of him, so he has to change club during this FIFA transfer window.
“We also have other good goalkeepers. When I arrived, Carl Ikeme did well but now out because of illness; we are praying for him, then, Akpeyi who played against Algeria but unlucky against South Africa.
“We also have Ezenwa, Alampasu who is not playing regularly in Portugal and the new entrant Uzoho, who is doing well with the U-23 team of Deportivo La Coruna in Spain,’’ he said.
“The first consideration is the fitness of the player if the player gets a regular playing time in his club.
“Then, I also consider the options we have on various positions we have in the team, the players will be given equal chance to prove themselves, then the technical bench will decide.
“We also have good defenders too, Ebuechi is on his way to Benfica; I told him he is good but he must be playing, so if he does not play, no chance for him.
“For Alex Iwobi, he had a little issue, but I am happy the fatherly role Wenger played by giving him a second chance. I have been in constant touch with coaches of Nigerian players.”