Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr visited Girondis Bordeaux’s Le Halian training base in France at the weekend to see the duo of Josh Maja and Samuel Kalu.
Rohr, who once played for and managed Bordeaux had a heart warming chat with both players during the visit.
Maja, who has been one of the key performers for Bordeaux in the French Ligue 1 this season has been capped once by Nigeria.
The forward came in as a late substitute in the Super Eagles’ 2-2 friendly draw against Ukraine at the Dnipro Arena last September.
He has been left out of the Nigeria team since then, but looks set to earn a recall from Rohr for the 2022 World Cup and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Kalu, who has struggled to to make impact with Bordeaux this season with just one goal in 16 league appearances is a regular on the international scene for Nigeria.
The winger was part of the Super Eagles’ squad that took third position at the 2019 AFCON finals in Egypt.
He has been linked with a move to German club Hertha Berlin currently coached by Germany great Jurgen Klinsmann.