Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis could be given a call up to play for the Super Eagles at the African Cup of Nations, slated for January following the dismissal of Gernot Rohr.
Rohr had been in charge of the national team since 2016 but was relieved of his job on Sunday, just a couple of weeks before team are due to meet for the competition preparation.
The German sacking could now change the fortune of one or two players, including Dennis who Rohr had repeatedly overlooked despite his impressive for Watford in the Premier League.
Since joining Watford from Club Brugge, the Nigeria international has scored seven Premier League goals, but was still ignored for all recent international breaks despite his commendable form at club level.
Dennis has not played for the Eagles since November 2020, when he was given a six minute cameo off the bench against Sierra Leone with the likes of Osimhen, Iheanacho and Onuachu ahead of him under Rohr.
However, while it remains to be seen if Dennis will now be invited, his chances have undoubtedly changed with the appointment of Augustine Eguavoen as the interim manager of Super Eagles.
Should the former Eagles captain invite Dennis for the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, it would undoubtedly be a big blow to the Hornets who would have to prepare to be without their talisman in front of goal and a host of other African players in their team like Troost-Ekong, Adam Masina, Ismaila Sarr, and Imran Louza.