Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is confident Hull City full-back Ola Aina will offer recuperating Elderson Echiejile good competition for the left-back role ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Rohr who is set to hand Aina his third international cap against Argentina on Tuesday in Krasnodar, Russia, was pleased with the 21-year-old’s showing against Algeria.
“It’s good for the competition for Elderson Echiejile when you want to progress you need two good players in each position,” Rohr said, referring to Aina.
“I’m happy we already have this friendly against Argentina. It is wonderful to play against some of the best players in the world.
“We are unbeaten in the qualifiers but now we need to work harder ahead of Tuesday. But it’s going to be tough because we have just two days to prepare for it.”