Former Nigeria goalkeeper, Andrew Aikhomogbe says Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr’s invitation of players to prosecute the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Central Africa Republic was based on merit.
Recall that Rohr released the list via the Super Eagles official Instagram account on Thursday with regulars such as William Ekong, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Osimhen, Joe Aribo, Leon Balogun, Paul Onuachu, Maduka Okoye and a few others.
Nigeria will host the Central African Republic in a matchday-three fixture at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, on Thursday, October 7.
The reverse tie will take place three days later in Douala.
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Reacting to the list, Aikhomogbe told Completesports.com from his base in Cairo, Egypt, that the invited players are capable of dismantling CAR.
“I really don’t see anything wrong with the players invited by Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr. Going by their performances in Europe, I think he has invited those players based on merit.
“Without mincing words, I expect these players to get the job done against Central Africa Republic in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on both legs.”
Why is Wilfred Ndidi missing from the Squad he is already getting a rest through the red Card. You dont exclude one of if not our most important player for no reason. Frank is Good but Ndidi is special.
Etebo is also. Big player we will miss, this means he may be ruled out of the world cup.
THAT IS WHAT MAKE ROHR TO BE DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER LOCAL COACHES.I GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR THAT.
** IN YEAR 2002 AFCON, AMODU SHUAIBU DROPPED ORUMA(best player at the moment) BEFORE HE WAS LATER INCLUDED DUE TO PRESSURE.
** DURING C.CHUKWU ERA, HE ALWAYS FAVOUR OLOFINJANA AHEAD OF AYILA & OBODO.
** DURING KESHI ERA, IN 2016 WORLD CUP,HE INCLUDED:
*CHIDOZIE AGBIM(the worst Rangers goalkeeper),
*GABRIEL RUEBEN(the worst Kirmanock player of the season in Scotland)
*DROP IKE UCHE, IDEYE & INCLUDING WORST STRIKER MIKE UCHEBO
Etabo is out of it. He is severely injured and can not play any game throughout this year.