The German tactician has asked the Super Eagles captain to play again after more than three months of inactivity
The Nigerian national coach Gernot Rohr hopes to have his captain Ahmed Musa back in action before qualifying for the African Nations Cup 2022 in March.
The three-time African champions face the Republic of Benin and Lesotho in their final Afcon qualifiers next month.
Musa has been without a club since October when he left the Saudi Arabian team Al Nass by mutual agreement.
The striker played for Russian Premier League club CSKA Moscow before moving to England to team up with Leicester City.
The Super Eagles winger struggled to establish himself at King Power Stadium and headed to Saudi Arabia in 2018 to enjoy more playing time.
The striker is now aiming for a return to Europe and is closely associated with Premier League club West Bromwich Albion.
Rohr is confident that Musa will clear his career soon after confirmation that the striker is currently in England to sign a club.
“We have contact with our captain, he is now in the UK,” Rohr told the media.
“It’s not that easy to switch during the season but he is free to sign wherever he wants and there is no obligation to respect the transfer window for him as he was already free.
“I’m very confident that he can sign in the next few days. He wanted to go back to Europe and play in England. So it’s not easy during the season but I hope he can sign at the club. It’s very important. ” that everyone plays in their clubs.
“It’s been a long time since he hasn’t played since October so now he needs to return to the rhythm of the games.”
Nigeria’s Afcon March qualifier is expected to be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus issues, and Rohr is hoping the Super Eagles fans will have a chance to get back to the stadium as soon as possible.
“I hope to see the fans at the stadium very soon. It is difficult for the fans. We have had the pandemic situation for almost a year,” he added.
“I want to tell you that our boys will fight to forget last year’s disappointment.”
Nigeria currently lead the group L standings of the African Cup of Nations qualifying with eight points and a win in their next game would secure their place on the continental showpiece.