Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has urged selected Nigeria Professional Football League players to make use of the opportunity against Mexico to gain promotion into the main team.
Earlier this week, the Nigeria Football Federation released a list of 25 home-based players to prosecute the friendly against El Tri at the Los Angeles Coliseum on July 4.
Rohr, who was present during the team’s first training session in Abuja on Wednesday, charged the players to make a statement in the upcoming match.
“I am happy to see your good training session. I see that you are already fit, physically based on your training session,” Rohr told the media.
“You have the privilege to go to the United States to have a wonderful game against Mexico. So I am here to see you and to help you with my other staff.
“We are together and the technical director, Austine Eguaveon is working with me. We are family all together. What we want to see is collective football and not a one-man football. I wish you good camping and wish you all the best.”
The Franco-German tactitian predicted a “tough” encounter for the home-based players as he seeks quality to add to his main Super Eagles selection.
“This is a team for Chan, the game is a good preparation for them. Mexico is a very good team, with good players and history, and so I expect very tough match from them,” he added.
“As for our team, the match will be a very good test for them, and an opportunity to try and force their way into the Super Eagles A team.”