Former assistant coach of Nigeria’s senior men national football team Joe Erico has called on national team coach Gernot Rohr to hand opportunities to new players against Ukraine later today amidst a number of withdrawal due to injury in the Super Eagles list of players invited.

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr admitted that a good performance against five-time World champions, Brazil will boost the confidence level of his side.

Rohr’s men will be up against the Selecao in a friendly encounter on Sunday at the Singapore National Stadium, Kallang.

The Super Eagles lost 3-0 the last time they square up against the South American Champions in 2003.

Rohr is adamant a good showing this time around will help his side’s confidence following an impressive 2-2 draw against Ukraine last month.

“The game against Brazil will show how much we are progressing after finishing third at the Africa Cup in Egypt. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to learn a few more things that will make us better and stronger for future challenges,”Rohr stated during his interaction with the media on Saturday.

“This is an important test game for us, and we are here to learn from the best. We hope for a very good game against Brazil on Sunday. This will help us prepare ourselves for the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho next month.

“After the 2019 AFCON, two of our top players (Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo) retired and we have to see how to replace them. We saw a little bit in our friendly against Ukraine last month and hope we can improve on that performance tomorrow.

“A good showing against Brazil will help our confidence a great deal.”

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