Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has given by far the strongest hint yet that FC Lorient sensational striker Terem Moffi could be called up for next month’s AFCON qualifiers against Lesotho and Benin.
Moffi,21, has scored six goals this season as modest Lorient battle to stay up in the French top league.
Rohr watched the left-footed striker, who cost eight million Euros in the summer, in a recent match against Bordeaux.
“Terem Moffi is doing well like Taiwo Awoniyi, Paul Onuachu, Umar Sadiq, Henry Onyekuru again…and others,” Rohr said in reference to possible call-ups for the national team.
“We are looking in all directions.”
Moffi, who was involved with the Golden Eaglets Class of 2015, has already said he will be honoured to be invited by the Eagles.
Nigeria will welcome Lesotho and then visit next-door neigbours Benin thereafter in the final rounds of the qualifying tournament for the AFCON to be played in Cameroon next year.
The Eagles need at least a point from the two games to advance to the tournament proper.