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Brazil vs Nigeria: Gernot Rohr calls up London-born attacker



October 7, 2019
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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has handed London-born CSKA Sofia attacker, Viv Solomon-Otabor a late call-up to the Super Eagles squad for their friendly against Brazil on October 13.

The former Birmingham City player had once trained with the Dream Team before the 2016 Olympic Games.

He was available at short notice because he was already placed on a standby list not made public by the Nigeria Football Federation when the team list for the friendly against the South Americans was announced last month.

Rohr invited 23-year-old as a result of the uncertainty surrounding the fitness of Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu.

Kalu is nursing a slight injury and was not in the matchday 18 when Bordeaux played Toulouse on Saturday.

It is reported that the London-born Solomon-Otabor has pledged his international allegiance to Nigeria over his country of birth, England.

This season, the skillful winger has appeared in seven efbet Liga matches for CSKA Sofia.

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