Afcon 2021: Rohr confirms Rangers want to release Nigeria stars late

 Steven Gerrard's side has started making plans to have Nigeria players available for the Old Firm derby scheduled for January 2

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has stated he has received a call from Rangers seeking for the late arrival of Joe Aribo, Leon Balogun and Calvin Bassey for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Rangers are hoping to have the Super Eagles players available for the Old Firm derby against Celtic on January 2 before they depart for the international assignment that will start later that month.

Aribo and Balogun are established players in the Super Eagles fold and they have been invited for their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde on November 13 and 16 respectively.