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Indonesia closed to call former Nigeria U20 striker for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Indonesia closed to call former Nigeria U20 striker for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Indonesian football continues to promote the policy of taking advantage of naturalized players to supplement the aspiring national team in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying round.

Recently, former Nigerian striker Osas Saha has just passed. into sight after shining in Indonesia's top league.

According to local media, Saha is likely to be called up by coach Simon McMenemy after shining in the Indonesia National Championship this season in the TIRA-Persikabo shirt with five goals in 11 games. The dazzling performance of the 32-year-old striker helped TIRA-Persikabo topped the standings after 11 rounds, and caught the eye of manager McMenemy.

Saha was no stranger to thousands of country fans when he had nearly 10 years of playing for these clubs, including the latest in Indonesia and last season's Persija club in Jakarta. The door to Indonesia's former striker who played for U.17 and U.20 Nigeria was more open when he became a naturalist.

Moreover, McMenemy is also pursuing a policy of recruiting players to enter. President to strengthen the Indonesian team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier, where they are in Group G with UAE, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. Earlier, the 41-year-old Scottish strategist will almost certainly call up Brazilian defender Otávio Dutra. The 36-year-old defender with a height of nearly 1.90 m is considered to be the "steel shield" of Indonesian defense.

Indonesia closed to call former Nigeria U20 striker for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier

In June, Dutra was summoned by coach McMenemy to practice with Indonesia despite not having completed his citizenship.

However, according to the latest information, all naturalization procedures of the Brazilian center-back have been passed and just wait for the final step to be called for Indonesia in the welcoming match for Malaysia in the first game of Group G on September 5th. Meanwhile, Vietnam team will clash with Indonesia in the third match of Group G when they marched to Gelora Bung Karno stadium on October 15th.