Rohr Set To Hand Full Debut To Chelsea Loanee Ola Aina Vs Algeria
Published: October 11, 2017
Rohr Set To Hand Full Debut To Chelsea Loanee Ola Aina Vs AlgeriaNigeria manager Gernot Rohr has hinted that he will hand a full debut to Chelsea defender Ola Aina in November's World Cup qualifier against Algeria, with uncertainty surrounding the fitness of Sivasspor's Elderson Echiejile.

The Monaco loanee suffered an ankle injury during the Super Eagles workout last Tuesday, and aggravated the same injury in the closing minutes of Nigeria's 1-0 win over Zambia on October 7.

Speaking to reporters at the NFF secretariat in Abuja, Rohr stated that Echiejile faces four weeks on the sidelines, and might not be considered for the game with the North Africans.

''Already we know that Elderson Echiejile is ruled out of the game because he is out for about four weeks due to the injury he sustained, '' Rohr said, according to scorenigeria.com.ng.

Ola Aina made his competitive debut for the Nigerian national team off the bench when he replaced Echiejile in the 79th minute against Zambia.

The 21-year-old's preferred position is right back as he is right-footed.

Igho Kingsley