By Adeboye Amosu: Former Super Eagles coach Augustine Eguaveon is happy with the quality of defenders in the team and reckons that current handler of the team Gernot Rohr faces a tough task in picking the required number for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.
Nigeria qualified from a tough World Cup qualifying group that included African powerhouse Cameroon and Algeria with defenders William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun and Shehu Abdullahi among the top performers.
The likes of Tyronne, Ebuehi, Ola Aina and Bryan Idowu have also shone for their respective clubs and are strongly pushing for places in the team ahead of the mundial.
Eguaveon, who aside from managing the team represented the three-time African champions at two FIFA World Cups, also stated that the defenders will play a key role for the team in Russia
“I like the defenders we have at the moment. It’s a combination of young, versatile, strong and experienced players,” Eguaveon told Completesportsnigeria.com.
“Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun and Elderson are good defenders who will do well for us in Russia.
“I like the fact that we also have the younger ones. Aina, Tyronne and Idowu have strong football background and are also playing regularly at their clubs
“They will play a big role in whatever we are going to achieve in Russia and I don’t envy Rohr at this moment because he sure has a difficult task in picking may be seven that will be in the final squad.”