Rangers duo Nnamdi Ofoborh and Calvin Bassey have been handed an international branch by Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr.

Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun have been excelling at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership, and have become mainstays on the international stage.

Steven Gerrard is building a phenomenal squad in Glasgow, and that has accumulated in numerous internationals leaving the door in each break.


Speaking to the Daily Record, Rohr has admitted that he has been closely watching Bassey and Ofoborh this season, extending a branch.

“We have been watching Rangers a lot and scouting all their games and there’s also Calvin Bassey and Nnamdi Ofoborh who is an Under-20 international who both have Nigerian roots so the challenge is there for them to join them,” he said.

Bassey is currently in a problem patch of his Rangers career.

The left-back was caught breaching COVID-19 protocols and is facing a big SFA charge which could see him left on the sidelines.

He won’t be as lucky as Nathan Patterson, who was handed the chance after Leon Balogun and James Tavernier suffered injuries.

As for Ofoborh, who has represented Nigeria at under-20 level, things aren’t going very well on loan at Wycombe before he makes the switch to Ibrox.

The 21-year-old has only made four appearances and has been dropped to the bench in the Championship, not exactly a great sign.

Rohr has extended a branch to the Bears duo though, and we could see both handed their international senior debuts sooner rather than later.

In other Rangers news, Derek Ferguson predicts upcoming Light Blues clash v Livingston


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