Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has revealed basis for his team selection ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Cameroun.
The senior national team of Nigeria are in search of a new first choice goalkeeper ahead of their double-header against the Indomitable Lions on August 31 and September 4 respectively.
Wolverhampton Wanderers shot-stopper Carl Ikeme is not in contention for the match after being diagnosed of Leukamia with reports that former national team goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama could stage a return to the Super Eagles against Cameroun.
However, Rohr has revealed his criteria to choosing a new first team goalkeeper that will stand in between the sticks against Cameroun. He said: “I want the best for the Eagles and my target is to qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup.
“Cameroon is a very good side and I want the best for the match. I want a goalkeeper with 100% confidence. A keeper that can take charge and control his defence.
“I am also happy that since I joined the camp in Kano, the players have improve their games. I have told them that their getting a jersey would depend how they perform against Benin Republic in a CHAN qualifier billed for next weekend,” Rohr said.
He added: “I speak with, Mikel Obi daily and I am happy that he has returned to full training. I monitor other Nigerian players playing in China.”