Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will keep faith in Ramon Azeez following the player's impressive display in the international friendly against Brazil.
Brazil came from behind to hold Nigeria to a 1-1 draw at the Singapore National Stadium on Sunday.
Rohr has now put the result behind him and shifts attention to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho with Azeez in his plans.
“The coach was quite impressed with Azeez but Esiti, who had another chance (after the Ukraine friendly), didn’t prove he was ready to stay in the team,” a team source told Sports Extra.
“Rohr is eager to keep the competition stiffer in the team so the players know that quality players will be invited to take their places if they don’t measure up.”
Rohr recalled Azeez back to the Eagles for the first time in five years for the clash against Brazil with the Granada midfielder posting a decent performance when he came on for Alex Iwobi in the encounter which ended 1-1 in Singapore.
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