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Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Gernot Rohr could hand in-form FK Ventspils of Latvia striker, Akinola Akinyemi a surprise national team debut after meeting with the player in Thursday night’s Europa League clash against Bordeaux in France, AOIFootball.com reports.

Akinola, who has been earning rave reviews of late, was pictured having a conversation with Rohr after his side’s 2-1 loss which he scored in, alongside fellow Nigerians Abdullahi Alfa and Tosin Aiyegun, with reports that Rohr could fancy giving the 19-year-old a chance for next month’s clash against Seychelles.

Akinola joined Ventspils in 2017 and scored 10 goals in his debut season; he has however doubled that amount this season netting 20 goals (13 league, 7 Europa) in just 19 matches, making him the country’s most in-form striker.

The Super Eagles will resume the quest to reach the 2019 AFCON championship with a date against Seychelles on September 7.

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