Sadiq Umar, Junior Lokosa primed to make Eagles squad for Congo friendly
The duo of NAC Breda Sadiq Umar and Kano Pillars Junior Lokosa are most likely to gate-crash into the Super Eagles squad for the upcoming friendly game against Congo, Owngoalnigeria.com reports.
Their possible inclusion in the list will also mean them earning a spot in the 35 man provisional squad of the senior national team of Nigeria for the World Cup in Russia in June.
Lokosa has taken the Nigerian league by storm this season with 16 goals to his name from 17 games, nine goals more than his closest challenger Stephen Alfred who has 8 goals for Kwara United.
On his part Sadiq who was Nigeria’s top scorer at the Olympic Games in Rio has scored five goals in nine games for Dutch side NAC Breda, where he is on loan from Italian Serie A side Roma.
He joined Breda in January after terminating his loan deal with Torino and according to a top source, he could be in line for a shock call up to the Nigerian team for the World Cup as coach Gernot Rohr is seriously considering him.
”Sadiq and Lokosa are likely to make the Super Eagles squad for the friendly game against Congo, and if they impress Rohr, he might give them another chance in the Eagles final game against England “, the source told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” For Sadiq he will no doubt be in the team after the World Cup with the Eagles having as many as four games between the months of September and October. However Rohr could give him a chance sooner than expected ”.