Qatar 2022 WCQ: Fitness Level Of Key Players Excites Rohr
With the match against Liberia steering at the faces of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr has expressed his happiness over the fitness level of Wilfred Ndidi and Samuel Chukwueze who both recently returned from injury layoff, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
Defensive midfielder Wilfried Ndidi missed the internationals in October due to a hamstring issue that kept him out of action for five weeks.
Ndidi has recovered in time to be in contention to add to his international caps after making his comeback against Spartak Moscow in the Europa League on November 4 before going the distance vs Leeds United last weekend.
Meanwhile, Everton ace Alex Iwobi and Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze are also available for selection against the Lone Stars after recovering from injuries that saw them miss the double-header against Central African Republic.
"All these injured players who couldn't come in the last matches are here, Ndidi is here, Iwobi is back, Chukwueze is here, Sanusi is back so I think now we have a squad which is able to go for a victory," Rohr said at Thursday's pre-match press conference.
"He (Ndidi) is fully fit, he made two training sessions already and all the players who didn't have so much game time like Chukwueze, he was out for a long time, he added.
"The important players will be fit and everything should be okay."
Ndidi has been involved in only one match in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, the opening day win against Liberia in Lagos, where he went the distance.