Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said Kelechi Iheanacho needs more game time at Leicester City.
Iheanacho has endured a frustrating spell at the King Power Stadium, ever since he moved there from Manchester City.
The Nigerian forward has scored six goals from just eight starts, making 13 substitute appearances in all competitions.
Rohr has said that he was impressed with the forward’s contribution off the bench against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend, but is keen for Claude Puel to place more faith in the 21-year-old.
“Kelechi is doing very well. I’m in touch with his coach – Claude Puel – he’s a friend of mine.
“Let him now play a little bit more and I hope he does because it is not enough playing 20 minutes, even if he scores. He has to play more and I hope now he will have the opportunity to play other games and to be fit for our two friendlies,” the German told Goal.
Nigeria face Poland and Serbia before the end of March as the former African champions continue their preparations for the World Cup.