Nigeria vs Atletico Madrid: Kelechi Nwakali, Usman Mohammed good enough for Super Eagles – Babaginda

Former Nigeria international, Tijani Babaginda has stated that forward, Kelechi Nwakali and midfielder, Usman Mohammed, have what it takes to play for the senior national team following their brilliant displays against Atletico Madrid.
Nigeria were defeated by Atletico 3-2 in a friendly played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Tuesday.
Nwakali and Mohammed scored the two goals for Salisu Yusuf’s men.
Babaginda, however, believes the duo should be considered in the future by Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr.
“[Nigeria] boys did very well and made us proud against Atletico Madrid,” Babaginda told Goal.
“Few players in the team showed [Gernot Rohr] that they are as good and mature enough as those in the main team.
“They will be giving the coach a lot of headaches but the good thing is that the coach may have penciled down the names of some of them for his future plans.
“I think [Kelechi] Nwakali and [Usman] Mohammed did very well. I believe they also merit being part of the team preparation for Russia and should possibly play in some of the friendlies.
“For both players to score those kinds of goals, they deserved some accolades and to be rewarded too. The good thing is that few players have been noticed by the coach.
“So for sure, they will be in his future plan and whenever their names pop up, he will definitely not think twice before giving them a chance to showcase their talents.”

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