10 Foreign-born Players Who Can Break Into Super Eagles In 2020

10 Foreign-born Players Who Can Break Into Super Eagles In 2020

Nigeria is a country blessed with football talents – millions of young footballers within and in disapora who are looking to break into the senior national team – the Super Eagles.

Complete Sports reporter, OLUYEMI OGUNSEYIN, takes a good look at ten young and hugely talented players born abroad who can still break into Super Eagles under manager, Gernot Rohr in the year 2020…

Bukayo Saka (Winger – Arsenal, England)

England-born versatile player, Bukayo Saka of Arsenal is one who is doing very well at the moment, that can come into the Super Eagles and perform very well, but the youngster hasn’t decided whether to play for Nigeria or not.

Saka has been a revelation for Arsenal this season. The 18-year-old has thrived in the Gunners’ left-back role, although, manager, Mikel Arteta sees him settling into a more advanced wide role in the future.

Saka’s excellent form has not only bebefitted Arsenal, he has also been impressive for the England under-19s with four goals in 10 games. Born in Ealing – England, Saka has Nigerian parents and is therefore eligible to play for the Super Eagles.

However, the Super Eagles chief coach, Gernot Rohr has made it very clear that Saka will need to make the first move as Nigeria will not be the one to come begging for his services.

Last year December, Saka who has three goals and nine assists in 29 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal spoke to the BBC about his international future and remained non-committal.

The youngster actually did sound open to the idea of one day playing for either the Super Eagles of Nigeria or the Three Lions of England.

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Cyriel Dessers (Striker – Heracles Almelo, Netherlands)

Red-hot striker, Cyriel Dessers will certainly give the Super Eagles number nine and Lille talisman, Victor Osimhen a run for his money should the Belgian-born finally make his international debut for Nigeria.

Dessers is set to realize his dream of playing for Nigeria, having switched international allegiance and provides an intriguing option in attack for the Nigerian national team whose sole point-man is Osimhen.

Born in Belgium to a Belgian father and Nigerian mother, Dessers was included in the squad for the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Sierra Leone that, however, suffered postponement as a result of the coronavirus pandemic breakout.
The 25-year-old attacking sensation finished joint top-scorer of the Dutch Eredivisie with 15 goals in 26 games and has set his sights on a move to a top club-side during this summer’s transfer window.

As per whoscored.com, Dessers does not only bring goals to the table but he also sets up his team-mates to score as well with the reliable and prolific goal-scorer having made five assists in the Dutch league.

His finishing is strong while his style of play shows he likes to do layoffs, has a massive counter attack threat, indirect set-piece threat, likes to play long balls and he is also a very good dribbler.

His ball-holding skills and all-round play are also some of his football qualities and after netting 18 times in only 29 matches across all competitions for Heracles this season, Dessers can excel with Nigeria.

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Ovie Ejaria (Midfielder – Reading, England)

Versatile player, Ovie Ejaria is another one seriously knocking on the Super Eagles’ door even as the year 2020 which is now half-way gone progresses, and that is as a result of his impressive form at club level.

Ejaria who has UEFA Champions League holders and run-away Premier League leaders, Liverpool among the list of clubs he has played for in his young football career shone consistently for Reading in the SkyBet Championship before the coronavirus pandemic crisis.

One of Reading’s standout performers this term has been 22-year-old Ejaria with the Liverpool loanee having lit up the Championship for much of the season so far since arriving at the Madejski Stadium last summer.

With three goals and four assists in 32 Championship outings, Ejaria has really thrived under the stewardship of Mark Bowen who has deployed the youngster largely in a central midfield role that has given him licence to roam.

Ejaria will no doubt prove to be a key cog in any real push for the play-offs that Reading manage to pull off between now and the end of the season with the youngster offering both goals and creativity that will prove vital.
As per whoscored.com, he is also versatile, having played five different roles for Reading this term; MC (Midfielder Centre), AML (Attacking Midfielder Left), FWL (Forward Left), ML (Midfielder Left) and MR (Midfielder Right).

Meanwhile, reports say Ejaria who was born to Nigerian parents in London has switched his international allegiance from England to Nigeria. That is after playing for England’s youth teams in the last few years.

Eberechi Eze (Midfielder – QPR, England)

British-born Eberechi Eze appears to be bidding his time but with more pressure from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Super Eagles boss, Gernot Rohr, the youngster can reach a decision on switching international allegiance.

NFF president, Amaju Pinnick believes the Queen Park Rangers midfielder can help improve the Super Eagles and had a meeting with Eze and his parents on the potential of the England U-21 star switching his allegiance to the West Africans.

Eze has been delivering impressive showings for QPR so far in the 2019/20 season, scoring twelve goals and providing eight assists in 37 Skybet Championship appearances which have caught the attention of the Nigerian football authority.

Pinnick is very much confident that the addition of the 21-year-old will boost the performances of the three-time African champions when they kick off preparations for their various qualifiers following the coronavirus pandemic-enforced break.

Meanwhile, Eze who has been compared to the legendary Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha has previously trained with the Super Eagles. This simply implies that the boy is good enough to do one or two jobs for the Nigerian national team.

Eze is reportedly not in a hurry to make his international commitment. The midfielder currently plays for the England youth team but he is still eligible to represent the Super Eagles as he is yet to feature for the Three Lions.

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Sebastian Osigwe (Goalkeeper – SC Kriens, Switzerland)

The goalkeeping position remains a grey area for Eagles boss, Gernot Rohr who has since proceeded to hand youngster, Maduka Okoye of Fortuna Dusseldorf of Germany one national team cap.

Number one, Francis Uzoho who is on the sidelines with a long-term injury had actually provided a few solid performances but old war-horse, Daniel Akpeyi has come back to replace him.

Akpeyi, however, does not appear to be someone who can be totally relied upon and while Okoye represents a long term solution, Ikechukwu Ezenwa’s spot might be needing some re-evaluation.

SC Kriens goalie, Sebastian Osigwe would make for a decent catch to put Uzoho and co. under check. Osigwe is Swiss-born and his father, Vitalis is an ex-Nigerian youth international and Enugu Rangers player.

As a 19-year-old, the goalkeeper was called up by coach John Obuh to represent the Nigeria U-20 side at the 2013 Toulon Tournament. The 26-year-old is a prominent player at Kriens since joining in 2014.

Osigwe who says playing for Nigeria will be a dream come true for him and one of his career achievements helped Kriens rise from the Swiss fourth tier to the second division. This season, he has played 20 of his team’s 23 league games, keeping 8 clean-sheets and helping them to fourth on the log.

Chuba Akpom (Forward – PAOK FC, Greece)

The Super Eagles can count on more versatile forwards and British-born Chuba Akpom actually fits the bill as the PAOK FC of Greece attacker can play as up top, support centrally or even from the wings.

Since ending his age-long union with Arsenal in the summer of 2018, Akpom has gone on to better things in Greece, scoring crucial goals to help PAOK secure the Greek Super League title last season.

This season, he has seven goals and two assists in 23 league games and he is no stranger to the Nigerian national team set-up, having engaged in a kick-about with the side in March 2017 alongside QPR’s Eberechi Eze.

Akpom can come in to give Rohr more options and possibly provide more quality in the Super Eagles’ attack. Good enough, he says he is ready to fight for a place in the Super Eagles after pledging his allegiance to Nigeria.

The 24-year-old announced his intention to play for the Super Eagles in September 2019 after previously representing England at youth levels, finding the back of the net 21 times in 42 appearances.

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Kevin Akpoguma (Defender – Hoffenheim, Germany)

German-born defender, Kevin Akpoguma of Hoffenheim is a strong centre-back who can give the likes of Super Eagles stars, Kenneth Omeruo, Semi Ajayi, William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun a good run for their money.

Super Eagles boss, Gernot Rohr and the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have been following the progress of the 25-year-old of Nigerian descent with a view to making him pledge his international allegiance to the West African nation.

Rohr did try to land the services of Akpoguma before the Russia 2018 World Cup but his effort came to nothing as the centre-half remained committed to his dream of featuring for his country of birth, Germany.

After the Super Eagles were eliminated from the mundial in 2018, Akpoguma revealed that he did not ultimately turn down the chance of playing for Nigeria but he was only waiting for invitation to the German national team.
According to the defender, though, and that was during an interview with BBC Sports, he will consider Nigeria’s approach should he fail to receive a call-up to the German national team set-up anytime soon.

Akpoguma could eventually receive his maiden call-up to the Super Eagles, although, his form throughout this season hasn’t been spectacular. His performances for Hoffenheim last term was however a testament of his qualities.

Ademola Lookman (Forward – RB Leipzig, Germany)

Earlier in February, RB Leipzig attacker, Ademola Lookman made a decision to switch his international allegiance from England to Nigeria, and the 22-year-old has invaluable experience to shine for the Super Eagles.
Lookman who was born in England to parents of Nigerian descent having played for the European country’s youth national teams has played in both the English Premier League with Everton and Bundesliga with Leipzig.
He helped England win the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic and was also part of the England team which won the 2017 Toulon U-20 Four Nations tournament in France.

In the summer window of 2019, Lookman set a new Nigerian transfer record when he moved to Leipzig from Everton for a move worth up to £22.5m before Alex Iwobi thereafter joined the Toffees for £28m.
Lookman had actually given a huge impression at Leipzig in the second stanza of the 2017-18 Bundesliga season where he scored five goals and contributed four assists in just eleven appearances.

Despite his little travails which have seen him make only nine appearances for Leipzig in the German top-flight during the 2019/20 season with no goal or assist to his name, Lookman can still shine for Nigeria.

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Kingsley Ehizibue (Defender – FC Cologne, Germany)

Towering defender, Kingsley Ehizibue who was born in Munich, Germany to Nigerian parents moved to the Netherlands at two years of age, growing up in Zwolle, has announced himself to the football world with FC Cologne.

Ehizibue plays as a right full-back for his German club and so far this season, the youngster has made 24 starts in 26 Bundesliga appearances for Cologne, scoring once and making one other assist.

The 25-year-old was handed a first call up to the Super Eagles ahead of the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Sierra Leone which were postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic breakout.

Ehizibue can actually bring a lot to the Nigerian national team due to his versatility on the field of play as he is equally adept at right midfield despite being a defender.

Josh Maja (Striker – Bordeaux, France)

England-born Nigerian striker, Joshua Erowoli Maja commonly referred to as Josh Maja has shown lots of promise that he has what it takes to hit the back of the net for the Super Eagles.

Maja was hailed by Bordeaux team-mate, Enock Kwateng as the French club’s best finisher after truly showing he can be relied upon to deliver the goals with a hat-trick in a 6-0 Ligue 1 destruction of Nimes last December.

The 21-year-old earlier this season also once held the record of the most efficient Nigerian striker playing in the top five European Leagues (Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1).

Maja who was born in London to Nigerian parents spent his youth career with high profile teams, taking in stints at Crystal Palace, Fulham, Manchester City and Sunderland.

He scored 17 goals across three seasons in England before joining Bordeaux. Maja who has the trust of Eagles boss, Gernot Rohr earned his maiden international cap when Nigeria drew 2-2 with Ukraine in a friendly last year September.

Following the conclusion of the French football season due to Coronavirus, Bordeaux announced Maja as its top-scorer for the 2019/2020 campaign after the striker scored 8 goals in 24 league appearances.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 26
  • Sarenren bazee also

     
    • Footballfanatic 1 month ago

      Sarenren na serious talent…..who watched the match btw Ausburg and Koln yesterday?was a menace.

       
      • Chairmanfemi 1 month ago

        Yes o @football fanatic. That guy ehn!

         
      • Ugwudede 4 weeks ago

        I was well impressed by this boy skills and all round play. Baring injury he will be a good addition to the super eagles

         
  • Chairmanfemi 1 month ago

    Felix Uduokhai and Sarenren Bazee should please replace Kevin Akpoguma and Chuba Akpom respectively. Wonder why I added Chuba Akpom?? He had the chance to switch Nationality alongside IWOBI then but felt he was too hot to play for us and he do us yanga…Now his eyes are cleared. No future with England and he’s now sweet-talking Nigeria. E no know say Naija no dey quick forget things..hmm

    If am to take out another name there is the Dubious EBERE EZE. In as much as I adore his talent as a Good No.10, a position where we seem to lack options, He has toyed with Nigeria too much. We know his heart is with England and he’s now playing same game below-par BILLING did with Nigeria to seek Southgate attention. We are more than that! So Enough of Ebere Eze.. Axed!

    Kevin Akpoguma is not as good as half of FELIX UDUOKHAI this season and Felix is way younger than 27 year old Akpoguma too. Let’s consider long term prospect. To the rest of the Nominees especially BUKAYO SAKA, I pray and hope he will choose to play for Nigeria. And I also wish LOOKMAN good luck. He’s really having a hard time at Leipzig this season

     
  • Omo9ja 1 month ago

    Nigeria is a blessed nation. We have everything it takes to be the best among the best in the world but what is driving the Country back is our attitude, selfishness.

    The love is not there. Until we love ourselves. However, I’m so happy that we never short of good players before and now.

    The main issue is that how Nigerian coaches can take the advantages of this opportunities we have to win the Afcon and the world cup.

    What we had in Russia and in Egypt was enough to win Gold medals in any competition. We can only boast of Bronze medals now, instead of Gold medals. Upon these kind of players?

    I am saying this because Nigeria deserves more.

    Local players and goalkeepers are bad and are not good enough to be in Super Eagles but we still have Ajiboye that won the under17 available till today.

    Who can bench him between Uzoho and the rest of the goalkeepers we have presently? Still, Oga Rohr is using Akpeyi.

    This is why we have to keep telling them what to do if they refuse to do the right.

    Having all these players in the team is very good but how to use them in the right position and at the right time is what we are asking the NFF to get an expert to compliments Mr. Rohr and Yobo efforts.

    We should also remember that late Keshi did not have these kind of qualities of players before he won the Afcon in 2013 in South Africa.

    I am sure of this, it’s all depends on NFF if they want the best for Nigeria.

    Oga Rohr will be the best coach for the Eagles if NFF are ready to have another ex player to help the coaches of the Super Eagles.

    Oh well. What do I know. It is well. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

      “….Local players and goalkeepers are bad and are not good enough to be in Super Eagles but we still have Ajiboye that won the under17 available till today. Who can bench him between Uzoho and the rest of the goalkeepers we have presently? Still, Oga Rohr is using Akpeyi….”

      Hahahahaha…Ajiboye was in 2016 CHAN (abi na WAFU) team, he wasnt 1st choice…..Ajiboye was is 2018 WAFU and CHAN team, he couldn’t wrestle the 1 choice position from Ezenwa who is the current 3rd choice in the current eagles and you are asking who can bench him….LMAO.

      After chopping 4 from Togo hand, your ranting has shifted from Afelokhai to Ajiboye now…LMAO. Weldone ehn continue. Shebi na you scout all the best player in the SE today, and you claim there are millions of talents in Agege and Iyanapaja who are better than the entire SE, why is it difficult for you to scout them for us na…? LMAO

       
  • This list is not complete without Noah Sarenren Bazee(FC Augsburg),Felix Uduokhai(FC Augsburg), Jordan Torunarigha(Hertha BSC),Felix Agu(Innsbruck), Tobias Okiki Lawal(LASK Linz),Like Ugbo(Rosa JC Kerkrade) China Okoroji(Jagenburg ),Tosin Adarabioyo(Stoke City),Dominic Iorfa(Sheffield Wednesday), Joshua Zirkzee(Bayern Munich) and Bright Osayi Samuel(QPR).

     
  • This list is not complete without Noah Sarenren Bazee(FC Augsburg),Felix Uduokhai(FC Augsburg), Jordan Torunarigha(Hertha BSC),Felix Agu(Innsbruck), Tobias Okiki Lawal(LASK Linz),Ike Ugbo(Rosa JC Kerkrade) Chima Okoroji(Jagenburg ),Tosin Adarabioyo(Stoke City),Dominic Iorfa(Sheffield Wednesday), Joshua Zirkzee(Bayern Munich) and Bright Osayi Samuel(QPR).

     
  • @Omo9ja….

    Pls kindly mention ur ex-player that is an expert or that knows coaching more than OGA ROHR…

    Bcos u like using the word “…HELP ROHR…” meaning Rohr knows nothing….
    2nly; what u are trying to say is that “ROHR” does not know what to do….

    Yobo is yet to resume office and u are already seeing him as an expert…. Issokay

    In your own opinion; Yobo is better than ROHR abi ??….

    Don’t worry, CHAN/WAFU qualifiers will expose ur expert….
    I pray NFF should not task ROHR to assist him….

    Finally, shun hatred….
    U are too young for this…

    It’s not helping ur health….

    Remember one day u will asurp a throne….

    The law of KARMA still dey ooo!

    ….I come in peace…

     
    • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

      Hahahahaha…..Dont mind that clown. The Yobo that we are still teaching how to make phone calls is the one that will “HELP ROHR”. The Yobo that doesnt even know his mandate as Asst Manager of the SE and waiting for Rohr to tell him his job description is the EXPERT….LMAO

      Even the NFF is scaredshit to hand over our CHAN team to him currently, I heard they are looking for ways to cover it up by seconding Rohr to handle the CHAN team. I dare NFF to hand that CHAN team to Yobo to prove to us they made the right decision to appoint him as a senior national team coach in the first place…seriously, I dare NFF to hand our CHAN team to Yobo. Shey na only 4 we chop for togo hand….?!

       
    • NPFL**

       
  • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

    Between CSN and Omo9ja, 1 must be a lair….and i doubt it is CSN.

    Because omo9ja always says he discovered Sebastian Osigwe for Rohr, but CSN is now telling us “…As a 19-year-old, the goalkeeper was called up by coach John Obuh to represent the Nigeria U-20 side at the 2013 Toulon Tournament…”
    Omo9ja also says he discovered Ejaria too, but CSN will tell us Ejaria was part of our 2013 U17 Eaglets but couldnt make the final list for the WC….I am beginning to get confused….Lolz.

    Ngwa Omo9ja nwannem…..I’m not calling you a pathetic lair o, but come and explain yasef biko……LMAO.

    Imagine we have all these players plus the ones listed by @Hilary above (ABOUT 21 OF THEM) plus others like Okereke, Umar, Eze, Zaidu, Azubuike Okechukwu, Peter Olayinka, Ejuke, Sekikida, Onyekuru, Mikel Agu etc setting pitches on fire in top leagues in Europe and some people are advocating for spaces to be reserved in the senior national team for home based players who cant pass trials or sign straight from NPFL to JS Kabylie, Esperance, Orlando Pirates or Zamalek here on the african continent…???

     
    • Even Sudanese clubs say that they don’t have confidence in players from the NFL.

       
    • Kenny 4 weeks ago

      This Drey ehn. (laughing). Abeg e don do.
      Please leave omo9ja alone na… I beg you in the name of amotekun

       
    • KangA 4 weeks ago

      @Dr.Drey
      “Mungo Park discovered the River Niger.” My primary school teacher drummed that into our heads, as kids. Neglect those words to your detriment: you could get the lash on your . . . well, **s. Do they still teach such stuff? I wonder how this discovery had been made when indigenous communities were irrigating their fields, drawing their domestic supplies, and fishing from the River Niger before the white man landed?

      I think there is a corollary here with Omo9ja’s discovery of players for the coach. Maybe he is a modern-day Mungo Park, who discovered just a handful of players, not as many as he claims.

      In any case, he is doing well.

       
      • Pompei 4 weeks ago

        A modern-day MUNGO PARK for players……hehehehehe, you had me laughing my head off with that one, KangA.

         
      • Chris 4 weeks ago

        Omonaija is the one trending but he is not making a dime from the thread, audio scout. See ya life?

         
  • He is doing fantabulous…@KangaA, no kill me with laughter abeg.. Dre, you still get time replying that ignoramus

     
  • Who even made this @omo9ja scout???
    Are we sure this noble young man is not doing “AJAYI WORK”???
    LOL….

    Just as @ Dr Drey said “between CSN & OMO9JA”…
    One of them must be a liar….
    I’m just wondering who that could be….

    @Omo9ja;
    Lest i forget, pls who’s the latest player you and your scouting team are embarking on to pay a visit???
    Hahahahaha….

     
  • Dr. Simon Idohou 4 weeks ago

    Chief Patrick Olusegun Odegbami (MON) is the owner of the username (Omo9ja)……..

     
    • Dr. Simon Idohou 4 weeks ago

      I have a couple of proofs;

      1. Go and read through most of Segun Odegbami’s Blogs here on CSN….Omo9ja rarely make comments because it is “his” blogs.
      2. Go and read through most of Segun Odegbami’s information on his Facebook page and you will notice close similarities of Omo9ja’s comments on dem wall.

      So Mr “Omo9ja”, if you are not Uncle Segie, let’s us know exactly who you are?

      WE ARE WAITING!!!!!!!!!!!!

       
  • It’s quite fascinating to imagine the prospect of these youngsters of Nigeria descents switching allegiance to represent Nigeria at the international level.

    In recent years, the Super Eagles of Nigeria has proven herself to be a big football brand with the attraction of players of Nigeria parentage with likes of Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, Troost Ekong, Balogun Leon, Semi Ajayi, Brian Idowu, Ebuehi, just to mention but a few, choosing the call to cap for Nigeria ahead of the lures of the countries of their birth.

    Whilst there are several others like Tomori, Tammy Abraham in recent time who have ignored the clarion call for reasons best known to them (in which they’ve been heavily criticised by some section of Nigeria fans and media), yet it can now be clearly seen that Nigeria has a pool of young and exciting players both home and abroad to wear the green white green jersey.

    While exploring the prospects of these players teaming up with the SE, caution and care however must be taken by the Nigeria football administrators in ensuring that services of quality and competent players in positions of dire needs are approached and engaged without undermining our homegrown talents,in this way, ensuring that a level playing ground is provided for all.

    Of all the players listed above, I’m particularly excited about the prospect of having Reading FC midfielder, Ovie Ejaria, Cyril Dessers and Ehizibue Kingsley.
    I have long been an admirer of Ejaria; he’s a young star with a lot of football sense, that I wonder where he’s learnt his football trade. He’s an such an incredible talent with his immense soccer skillsets and ball distribution. In many ways the lanky midfield ace combines the attributes of Mikel in terms of his midfield ingenious and creativity – ability to give sublime passes and initiative attacks.
    Such is the quality of player urgently needed in the SE midfield.
    Like KANU Nwankwo, Ejaria has a lean body frame with a delightful ball carriage that’s quite enchanting. His intelligence and goal scoring ability combined with his intrigues of drawing fouls with his long limbs underline the threats he carries.
    At 6’3 Ovie possesses some aerial threats when opportunity beckons. The 2013 former golden eaglets trainee who’s a Liverpool loanee has gained useful experience serving at Glasgow Rangers under legendary Steve Gerard, where he garnered some Europa games experiences scoring important goals before prematurely stalling his fledging football career with the Scottish giant in order to return to England.
    In my own opinion, Ejaria is fittingly the heir to Mikel who had an enviable soccer career both club and country.

    Cyril Dessers’s determination to cap for Nigeria without being lobbied or patronized is heartwarming. Despite hugging the headlines in Holland at Heracles with goals, he still has his heart set on representing his maternal home country; that is most patriotic and examplary for a big burley centre forward with a predatory goal scoring instinct who has no prior travelling experience of Africa.
    Being a centre forward, his acquisition will afford the Super Eagles with a luxury of a back up striker for Victor Osimhen, who’s rapidly becoming the toast of football fans in Nigeria on account of his illustration achievement with Lille in his first season.
    Cyril Dessers is currently the leading goal scorer in the Eredivise with eye catching performances. It’s hoped that he would be able to take his chances when opportunity presents itself, as he has been handed invitation for the AFCON game before the outbreak of COVID -19.

    Words cannot express how excited the fans were when the news broke out over the invitation of Kingsley Ehizibue whom the German football authorities regarded as one of the fastest right back in the Bundesliga, where he represents Cologne FC and has been a permanent fixture for them.
    Following the depletion of quality personnel in the right back in which Chidozie Awaziem was deployed at the last AFCON in the absence of injury plagued Ebuehi and the inconsistent Shehu Abdullah who’s a natural defensive midfielder by trade, the addition of Ehizibue would help to reinforce the team in that department.

    With the right mix of players of Nigeria descents and their proper integration and blend with the maimstream SE squad and the tactical astuteness of Rohr, the SE is set on the path to glory at the next AFCON.

    Find below my hypothetical 23 man Super Eagles list.

    1. D.Akpeyi
    2. K. Ehizibue
    3. O.Aina
    4. W. Ndidi
    5. S. Ajayi
    6. T. Ekong
    7. A.Musa
    8. O. Etebo
    9. Osimhen
    10. Aribo
    11. Chukwueze
    12. F.Uzoho
    13. I.k.Kalu
    14. Iheanacho
    15. Mikel Agu
    16. Omeruo
    17. Iwobi
    18. C. Dessers
    19. C. Awaziam
    20. Ejaria Ovie
    21. Collins
    22. Maduka Okoye
    23. S.Moses

     
    • Ayphillydegreat 4 weeks ago

      The squad is filled with talents and probably the best collection of talents we’ve had in a long time. I will remove Mikel Agu for Azeez Ramon and I think Balogun can still be relevant for this team.