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Iheanacho, Maduka And Musa Already In, To Arrive Benin Tomorrow

Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa and Maduka Okoye have arrived Nigeria ahead of Friday’s 2021 AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone, Completesports.com reports.

Also, Completesports.com can report that the three players will arrive Benin venue of the match on Tuesday.

Okoye was in action for his Dutch Eredivisie side Sparta Rotterdam at the weekend, who claimed their first win of the season in a 2-0 away win.

While Iheanacho was an unused substitute for Leicester City in their 1-0 home win against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League.

Also, already in Nigeria are Oghenekaro Etebo and Paul Onuachu while head coach Gernot Rohr is expected to be in Benin today.

On the injury front, Midtjylland midfielder Frank Onyeka who is out injured has been replaced by Shehu Abdullahi.

The Eagles top Group L on six points after two games while Sierra Leone are bottom with just a point.

The three-time AFCON winners warmed up for the Sierra Leone ties with two friendly games against Algeria and Tunisia in Austria last month.

They lost 1-0 to Algeria before holding Tunisia to a 1-1 draw.

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  • Kingston 3 weeks ago

    On the injury front, Midtjylland midfielder Frank Onyeka who is out injured has been replaced by Shehu Abdullahi”, I find this funny

     
  • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

    Rohr Hands Late Call-up To Abdullahi Shehu To Replace FC Midtjylland’s Champions League Star
    Published: November 09, 2020
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    Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has handed a late call-up to Omonia Nikosia summer signing Abdullahi Shehu ahead of the national team’s upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Sierra Leone, allnigeriasoccer.com reports.

    FC Midtjylland central midfielder Frank Onyeka has withdrawn from the squad citing an injury.

    It is thought that the FC Ebedei product picked up the injury during FC Midtjylland’s 4-0 rout of FC Copenhagen in the Danish Superliga on Sunday evening, a game in which he went the distance.

    Onyeka has struggled with fitness issues for a significant part of the new season so much so that he has been used sparingly in the league by manager Brian Priske, who has named him in the starting lineup only on three occasions from a possible eight, and wasn’t named in the matchday squad in four games.

    He has started all the seven matches contested by the Wolves in European competition this season, including three in the group stage of the prestigious Champions League.

    The 22-year-old suffered an injury while on international duty with the Super Eagles last month in Austria and wasn’t considered for the 1-1 draw with Tunisia, four days after his senior debut vs Algeria.

    Rohr has gone for a like-for-like replacement by drafting in Shehu, who is originally a central midfielder and is being deployed in the same position at his new club Omonia Nikosia.
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    Ngwa, town criers…..over to una o…..let the weeping begin….LMAO

     
  • Goal ⚽️ 3 weeks ago

    There’s no need to cry, the fact is that genuine Eagles supporters like me have lost faith in coach Rohr to give us the Super Eagles of our dreams..

     
    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      Bye bye…..pls switch off your TVs henceforth. At least till we get back to the era of the SE of your dreams when ordinary AFCON qualification comes with fasting and prayers.

       
    • Oakfield 3 weeks ago

      Ok, i guess, the super eagles of our dreams was the period when we couldn’t qualify for ordinary afcon or when we relied on other teams to the job for us or when every household (including yours, no doubt) had calculators for permutations. If you feel this crop of eagles are not the eagles of your dreams, do yourself a favour and stop following them. In fact don’t even come here to pop your head until we get a coach that can give u the “eagles of your dreams. “. Wailers united.

       
  • daniel 3 weeks ago

    his will not play

     
  • @Dr Drey you are the most useless SE Supporter there is and the one who should turn of his TV when SE is playing you Togolese fool… or you think we havent deciphered that you are from Togo?.. Who the hell do you think you are telling people to switch off their TV sets because you said so. what the hell do you know about football anyway. with your copy and paste stats???? from google. for you to even say some of the things you say we laugh at you because we are tired of arguing with people like you who think they are always right. I mean I love Alex iwobi but will use him as an Example… you said for instance “when Eze can score a goal in European final then he can be mentioned in the same breath as Iwobi”. I mean how stupid do you actually sound???…that goal Iwobi scored he came on as a Sub and was sold the next season by the same Arsenal. so how did he achieve anything? did he go down as a great in Arsenal? ask Arsenal fans what they Think of iwobi and now I would also like you to ask Everton Fans what they think of Iwobi??? infact I hate to say this but look at at the history of Everton worst signing and come tell me..my friend shut the hell up and keep playing your Tv games yeye ingrate. I am sick of this imbecile called Dr Drey and wish CSN ban his dumb ass..

    You come hear clamouring for mediocre players all the time and try shove it down peoples mouths and when reasoned headed fans oppose you open that your yeye mouth and tell them to switch off their Tvs when their darling team is playing? what an insult my friend watch yourself because you are quickly gathering alot of enemies on this Forum.

     
    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      Hahahahaha…iberibe…you are back…? Am I only from Togo, I am also from Somalia na…..cant you see the somalian tribal marks on my face…? compete idiot. See as you dey rant like local dog wey dem nor give bone chop. Go and hang yourself because because Iwobi is better than Eze na. Iwobi is just a year older than your tin-god but has already played at the highest level including in an European final for a big club like Arsenal. He was sold for over 40m (or so) to Everton (a regular top 8-10 epl team), but your star of the championship’s biggest club so far is crystal palace who are always fighting relegation till the last weeks of the season. They both started the season at the same time but your Jayjay Eze just got his 1st 2 goal contributions over the weekend whereas Iwobi is counting no 8 already…..and you say you are not dumb…??? LMAO

      I emphatically repeat….If your stupidity continues to incense you about who and who Rohr decides to use for his assignments…TURN OFF YOUR TVs…! QED.

       
      • Focus on your Togolese National team or somalian because it is clear you are a mixture of both half breed like you. leave our Darling Super Eagles to us Abeg…. we are Tired of you @Dr Fraud. Ara gba gbue gi anumanu!!! Nonsense Togolese dog

         
        • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

          Mad dog. Are you done barking….ngwa go back to your cage..! Wisky wisky wisky….ngwa come let me put your chain back around your neck.
          Idiot.

           
          • But @Dr Drey you like to insult people all the time please use caution when dealing with others

             
      • Tgrace 3 weeks ago

        @Dr. Drey, I did follow and love your comments most of the time but this array of insult you add to you comments is now worrisome to be. I see you to be like an elderly man who I did love your historical analysis and your insight to the 90’s even beyond.
        Sir, I humbly employ you that you pls sir remove insults of others from your comment so many silent readers are following. Thanks for the understanding sir. #Tgrace.

         
        • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

          Apologies @ Tgrace.
          Birds have learnt to fly without perching, so hunters have also learnt to shoot without missing. Since my opinions annoy some people so much, they do everything to water them down and when they simply cant because their of their limited IQs they resort to insults. I only insult them back so as to serve them a taste of their own pills, like that chihuahua above. I’ve only come to understand that is the modus operandi of millennials and as many who choose to go that way, I wouldn’t stop and serving them back a piece of their own medicines.

           
        • Marvelous 3 weeks ago

          Have been following this thread quietly and I can say that Dr. Drey doesn’t insult at first, but only return insults to those who insults him. Others should know how to talk while commenting. I observed a lot of people here hates Rohr. It has force me to believe that they are not SE true supporters but player agents, that’s why they get angry anytime Dr.drey confronts them with facts and analysis. EVERY PLAYER WHETHER GOOD OR BAD CANT PLAY FOR THE EAGLES AT THE SAME TIME.They are countries their uninvited players if assembled will still reach the final of the tournament. Why the noise? Allow the coach picks who he want, nobody pick players for SouthGate of England and the rest. Ndi Nigeria I hail Una.

           
          • It pain them ad they saw Sehu Abdullahi instead of their over hype Nwakali. Grdedu selfish people qbd they claim to know more than the coach which is crystal clear that if they were given the opportunity they will be partial.I don’t have anything against nwakali but as long as the coach did not deem it fit to invite him so be it..

             
  • Larry 3 weeks ago

    I am not a GR fan, but I think we should learn to appreciate him when he makes a good decision. Replacing Onyeka with Shehu is not a bad decision. I do understand the clamor for Nwakali but the fact is that considering his club performance the dude is yet to attain SE level. Shehu is one of the few players (Balogun, Iwobi, Aina, Ebuehi, Ndidi, Etebo,Aribo, Osi9, and Musa) that have always showed up in SE matches.

     
    • NA ME TALK AM 3 weeks ago

      @Larry .. Facts only and Shehu can play as a DM / CM and RB . So he made the right choice with replacing Onyeka with Shehu and like you stated going by Nwakali club performances , he still need a lot of minutes with his club .

      God bless Nigeria

       
    • Chima E Samuels 3 weeks ago

      So you mean Shehu has more qualities compared to Nwakali? Na wa for you Sha.

       
      • Greenturf 3 weeks ago

        Yes Shehu is a tested and trusted senior international who excelled as a youth international,CHAN eagles and super eagles.Don’t forget he has world cup experience as well.

        Shehu is naturally a midfielder a role he played in our best CHAN team ever.He played in the midfield for his Turkish team as well his current team.He is a seasoned international whom the coach has worked with for four years now and was one of our best players in the last world cup playoffs.

        Nwakali disappointed in a friendly against Liberia that had the president George Opong Weah.After that game Rohr has not given him a look in.

        Though Nwakali had great potentials as a youth international and many cannot get over the fact he wasn’t the same player no more.He didn’t develop as expected but many still put their trust in him and can’t get over the fact he hasn’t got the quality to be a super eagles at least not yet.Nwakali has to work hard at his club to reach his potentials,he is still very young to turn the tide.

         
        • Babad 3 weeks ago

          Which match against Liberia did you say Nwakali played?. Please get your facts right.

           
          • Greenturf 3 weeks ago

            Tuesday,11th September,2018 in Monrovia.Liberia lost by 2 goals to 1.Nwakali featured in that game.The super eagles against Liberia,

            IKECHUKWU EZENWA
            JOHN OGU captain
            JAMILU COLLINS
            WILFRED NDIDI
            SEMI AJAYI
            OGHENEKARO ETEBO
            KELECHI NWAKALI
            HENRY ONYEKURU
            SIMEON NWANKWO
            JOEL OBI
            CHIDOZIE AWAZIEM.

             
  • They hate the man the brought us (SE) thus far, but claim to be a true fan of the team lead by the same man…..
    Hahahahahaha
    (hypocysy in the highest order)…

    Some of them even say SE is now their “DARLING SUPER EAGLES”…
    hahahahahahaha
    hahahahahaha
    hahahahaha.
    hahaha
    ha.

    Chai… Wonders shall never end….

    Was this team your “darling team” in 2014-2016???

    Hahahahahahaha
    hahahahaha
    hahaha.

    …brother, let’s give credit to whom it’s due….

    Long live Mr. Rohr; long live SE; long live nigeria; long live faithful, sincere & truthful nigerians.

     
  • All of us who come here to comment, analyse and share opinions on Super Eagles….. there is one thing that binds us together. We all want our darling team, the Super Eagles of Nigeria to keep getting better and better…….. in fact, to be the best team in the whole wide World.
    And this is why I see all of us here as patriotic Nigerians. Win or lose, we have continously provided the Super Eagles unconditional support. We have never shirked away from that.

    What we have to understand is that, in this huge gathering of patriots on CSN, there are different shades of people. E.g. Those who believe they know it all when it comes to football, those who don’t see anything good with the team no matter what the coach or team does, those who have problems with any coach that is in charge, those who always criticise the team and individual players even when the team had done well, those who project and support players based on sentiments, those who think they can do better than the coach, those who don’t understand football but are so patriotic that they want their voices to be heard, those who think they know much about football but unknown to them, they don’t know football as much as they think they know (just like the person who said Omeruo played right full back against Tunisia) e.t.c. As a consequence, there are bound to be clash of opinions and even egos. That is why whenever we are making presentations here, we should eshew sentiments and truthfully say things the way they are. People are more likely to agree with us if they think we are neutral and have a record of not being biased. Also, we should endeavour to respect other people’s opinions, because whatever opinion anybody presents here, he must have thought over it and fully believe in his heart that he is right. That is why we must be careful with how we present our counter argument, no matter how superior it is. There is a way you will present your counter argument and the other person’s ego won’t let him accept it despite being obviously superior. Lastly we have to learn to accept superior arguments. When you see an argument that is superior to your own, even without going to a native doctor, you will know. Don’t allow your ego to becloud you and stop you from accepting a superior argument. Accept it and learn from it, so that tomorrow, you will make a better presentation. The truth is that, one way or the other, we are all learning from each other, here

     
    • Greenturf 3 weeks ago

      @Ocheremo Mma,I hope therefore that we shall continue to receive your wise counsel for a long time in this forum.I was marvelled at how you gave explicit account of the views and intentions of forum members as they differ.

       
  • Chima E Samuels 3 weeks ago

    People Shehu is better than Nwakali should not argue just go YouTube them.

     
  • Edoguy 3 weeks ago

    why is the coach snubbing Junior Ajayi?
    why not replace Omeruo with Junior Ajayi please coach Rohr

     
    • JimmyBall 3 weeks ago

      @Edoguy… If you mention Junior Ajayi here anyhow you are likely to get a thorough shakedown from a brigade here o… They said the guy is average and stuck for 5hears in Egypt, such that he is whack for never being able to cross the Mediterranean. Personally I believe if not Paul Onuachu, no one comes close to Junior Ajayi’s Arial prowess in the opponents box… He is also to me an all-round quality player. Some people are judged and hyped better for just often forcing a leg-over dribble in every match even when it’s not needed… Lol

       
      • Edoguy 3 weeks ago

        If Al Ahly played against Genk or Club brugge, I think Al Ahly will win.

         
      • Oga we don’t need anybody with arial proweese….

        When last did u see a SE striker sckoe with his head in the national team duty????
        At afcon the 2 headed goals was was scored by defenders…..

        We play ground football….

        Pls tell ur Ajayi to keep his aria proweese for their african quadiola’s turn…..

         
  • @Edoguy…

    As good as your world best AJAYI is; he’s still rooted in african league… LOL…

    Remember, he’s 24 already,,,,

    as good as he is, Ajayi in his prime went to U23 in 2016 but can’t bench the likes of SODIQ UMAR, IMOH EZEKIEL, AMINU UMAR.

    One thing u have to note is the fact that SODIQ is playing in a more competitive league yet his waiting patiently for his time compare to ur world best Ajayi in egyptian league that scores 11 goals in 40 something matches in all compettion.

    Last season SODIQ that benched your world best AJAYI in 2016 scored about 17 goals with more than 10 assist in a european league yet can’t break into our current SE then u want ur mediocre palyer to be given a look in…..
    Are u for real????

     
    • JimmyBall 3 weeks ago

      @UBFE… Your opinion is your opinion. Allow others to make theirs. CSN is a public forum. Talking about Rio Olympics even when they tell you Ajayi almost did not get picked for sustaining an injury during the USA camp you will still choose to make your own skewly flat-out remarks on the player… Ajayi went into Rio Olympics nursing a camp training ground injury but Siasia took him nonetheless because his goals and Awoniyi qualified us for the games. Recall that Awoniyi was even placed on standby… Say all you want but I don’t think Al-Ahly is an inferior team in an inferior league (Egypt) that is substandard for a member of Super Eagles to belong… Players largely pooled from Al-Ahly, Zamalek and Ismaily will still come and hold most senior squads of top African countries Nigeria included by the Jugular any day… Same SUBSTANDARD Egyptian league has been the backbone of their 7-Nations Cup win. I hope you know Egypt are king in Africa? Maybe to you it is Nigeria.

       
      • Ayphillydegreat 3 weeks ago

        Oga JimmyBall. your opinion is your opinion allow others to make theirs too. Ajayi is not good enough for this SuperEagles period. What is Egypt record at the global stage? They’ve never won any U17, U20 or U23 global tournament. Their record at the senior WorldCup is abysmal. Let Al Ahly go to the Saudi league and see how they can fare in that league. They can only win the AFCON because most of their players are home based and hence camped for a longer period of time before the AFCON. While most other top African countries only have about two weeks to the tournament to train. You should ask yourself why Siasia took an injured player to the Olympics?? He was total garbage in the matches he played for us at the Olympics. He came on for Sadiq in the Semifinal against Germany and was a complete disaster. Maybe after we’ve already qualified for the AFCON he might get a chance. For now let him stay where he is. He’s not better than any of our forwards at the moment. 

         
        • JimmyBall 3 weeks ago

          @Ayphillydegreat… I only gave @UBFE an insight he missed with saying Junior Ajayi was only good enough for bench roles at Rio Olympics… You could address that question about why Siasia took the player despite being enjoyed towards the tail end of camping in the USA to the coach himself but that’s the fact. Maybe you should also ask Siasia why he dropped Awoniyi who scored the two goals away to Zambia why he dropped him and place him on standby? For I know if a player is good enough for qualifiers he should also be good enough for the tournament proper. Like I like to remind you again… I have only just collaborated Emmanuel Amuneke’s honest opinions… You may not take it as being sound enough but in this matter I think Amuneke understands it better and have good authority to comment like he did above I, you, @UBFE or any other commentator on this forum…

           
          • JimmyBall 3 weeks ago

            Nigeria is adept as stalling national team careers of certain decent players just for those they deem super players with often no objective fairness… We have often had to make careers of players suffer and stall by hardly giving them their dues… It was done to both James Obiorah and Wilson oruma… even when Okocha was not fit he always played ahead of an Oruma who was increasingly becoming more useful as Okocha aged. Take the nations cup of Egypt 2006… Okocha was named on the roaster despite being injured and unfit. Oruma started against Ghana and won man-of-the-match and played exceptionally well. Later in the next match an unfit Okocha will be brought back again while oruma was relegated to the bench. It finally caught up with us in Kano when okocha was started ahead a more in-form Oruma by Christian chukwu and we could not beat Angola… Oruma was furious for that game with Christian Chukwu because everybody knew Okocha was kak in that game… after then they labeled Oruma as arrogant. Same thing onigbinde did in 2002 and named Felix Opabunmi dropping Wilson Oruma for that 2002 world cup. Politics have been the major reasons we have being bronze-champions at Afcon and underperformed in most world cup.

             
          • Ayphillydegreat 3 weeks ago

            Awoniyi’s goals against Zambia wasn’t an Olympics qualifier it was an All Africa games qualifiers. 

            https://africanfootball.com/news/524373/Flying-Eagles-lead-Nigeria-U23-attack-vs-Zambia. 

            We saw how Ajayi missed numerous sitters in the first leg of that encounter before Siasia dropped him to the bench in the second leg. The player that really qualified us for the Olympics is Oghenekaro Etebo. Ajayi was slightly better than Awoniyi during the U23 AFCON hence the reason he took him to the Olympics. But if he was injured why take him to the Olympics when Awoniyi was on standby?? Why couldn’t he displace any of Sadiq, Imoh Ezekiel or Aminu Umar should be the question you should ask. He was just running like a headless chicken when he replaced Sadiq against Germany. I don’t have anything against Amunike’s opinion. Whenever he becomes the SuperEagles coach he can invite Ajayi and other players based in the Mediterranean leagues to prosecute qualifiers. Then we can brace ourselves for the era of not qualifying for 3 out of 4 ordinary AFCONS. 

             
          • Ayphillydegreat 3 weeks ago

            Okocha did not play until he came on in the second half against Ivory Coast in the semifinal in Egypt 2006. It was Oruma who played most matches prior to that point at that AFCON. Was it not JayJay who scored our only goal against Angola?? If not for CAF head to head system we had the same points and more goals than Angola at the end of the qualifiers. What would Oruma have done better?? During the preparations for the WorldCup in 2002 he flopped in all the friendlies he featured for us hence the reason he was replaced by James Obiora. 

             
          • Ayphillydegreat 3 weeks ago

            How have we underperformed in most WorldCups?? We’re the only African team that have made it out of the group stage on three occasions. We’ve already won the AFCON 3 times. We’re just deceiving ourselves with the notion that we can win the WorldCup. At best we can surprise the world by reaching the Semifinal. I hope an African team reach that stage in Qatar. Our only chance was in 94 when we had arguably Africa’s best ever collection of talents. Ivory Coast with their Golden generation couldn’t make it out of the group stage on 3 occasions. African teams have always produced exciting teams that can only capture the world imagination at the global Mundial. Winning the WorldCup is between only 8 countries. And when you look at the caliber of players those countries possess and the clubs they play for we can only continue to dream of winning the WorldCup. 

             
          • JimmyBall 3 weeks ago

            @Ayphillydegreat… The whole point was qualification for U-23 Afcon which will eventually determine qualifiers for Rio Olympics… So the whole process started from games against Congo and later Zambia… those paved the way for U-23 Afcon which purpose was to determine Rio Olympic games football participants from Africa… So our langauge is still the same.

             
          • JimmyBall 3 weeks ago

            @Ayphillydegreat… So it’s convenient to compare our world cup performance with those of other African Nations but when it comes to Nations Cup we call Egypt local champion having players who are able to camp longer periods hence win Afcon easily so how I ask how come it is different for Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia? How did Oruma flop before world cup 2002 that Onigbinde had to take and inexperienced Femi Opabunmi instead? My brother go and check Oruma is never a pushover in Nigeria football.

             
          • Ayphillydegreat 3 weeks ago

            No bro. All Africa games qualifiers was different from U23 AFCON qualifiers. They were two separate tournaments. The All Africa games doesn’t qualify you to the Olympics. It is the U23 AFCON that qualifies us to the Olympics therefore, we’re not speaking the same language on that one. Just admit that you missed that part. Oruma was never in the same class as JayJay all through his career. He was a good player in his own right, but never in the same caliber as JayJay.  Any coach will prefer JayJay to Oruma even with one leg. 

             
        • Ayphillydegreat 3 weeks ago

          Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia have more players playing in Europe than Egypt. They even have more dual nationality players in their national team than Egypt and that’s a fact you can check it yourself. Egyptian players are more comfortable in their league than playing in Europe compared to their other North African neighbors. That’s why at the WorldCup level Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia have better records than Egypt. 

           
  • Is anyone taking notice of the performances of Ibrahim Alhassan(remember him?) in the midfield of CD National in the Portuguese top flight? That guy is suave and savvy as a midfield Trojan.

    Then the steady rise of Obinna Nwobodo in the midfield of Goztepe of Turkey. He was able to really prove his mettle in Hungary before his move to Turkey.

    Since the Super Eagles appear short in the midfield, these two and some others deserve a look-in at least.

     
    • D-Cardinal 3 weeks ago

      You are on point..obinna nwobodo is a good player..very good

       
    • JimmyBall 3 weeks ago

      Ibrahim Alhassan is not a mediocre player… He was rated more than Iheanacho one time… Then he went by the alias of Muazam… Very technical player.

       
  • @Akin Sambaki.

    Is that all u can scout?

    Pls try and scout other leagues like LATVIAN LEAGUE, MALTESE LEAGUE, MACEDONIAN LEAGUE, JORDAN LEAGUE….

    Infact check KENYAN, ZAMBIAN, NAMIBIAN & SUDANESE LEAGUES….

    Is like they curse us with “mediocre” players….

    Check all the mediocre leagues in the world pls…
    After all we lacking in midfield….

    How can we be playing against world no.1 like SIERRA LEONE and we don’t invite the whole world???

     
    • What exactly is your point?

       
      • @Sambaki,don’t act as if u don’t understand him. Super Eagles are improving no more gbura gbura players.
        In fact we now have lots of sport analyst here (funny ones o) like the one that drag football to 2006 forgetting that we had to remove the same Oruma that was better than Okocha from his opinion for young Mikel before we can win Zimbabwe in that tournament. Go back and watch naija Ireland friendly in 2002. Naija were leading Ireland from Aghahowa’s and Sodje’s goal before Oruma replaced this same Okocha and the whole midfield collapsed. Ireland nearly equalised if not for the referee that rule one goal off. I beg leave our coach alobe to pick his players. It was after this same Rohr capped your Alhassan Mohammed that he went to Europe.

         
        • @Sean, I didn’t say any of the both should be invited about now. I was drawing attention to their performances, and especially their steady rise to prominence after a promising start early in their careers.And now that we seem short in the midfield,a probable invite to both of them later on wouldn’t hurt.Sounding them out isn’t preposterous.

          Remember Ibrahim Alhassan and his exploits in the set of Iheanacho and co in 2013? Injuries and unstable club career stalled his progress but I’m happy the promising lad is now a mainstay in the midfield of CD National in the Portuguese top flight.

          Obinna Nwobodo also belongs to the 2013 U-17 set up. He has been able to make a step-up as well.

          Who says with time they can’t become better?

          There is this other midfielder in Sweden doing exploits with Goteburg FC, Yusuf Alhassan, and I understand he might soon get snapped up by a club in the top 5 league.

          I’m always happy seeing Nigerian players pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps and moving from obscurity to prominence.

          Most great footballers we celebrate today once had rough patches in their careers.

          Sounding out our own on a Nigerian-based platform like this isn’t a bad idea and doesn’t necessarily mean the coach should immediately take a dash to invite them at the moment, but deserve a look-in subsequently, especially considering we’ve got to bolster our midfield.

          Let’s learn to encourage our own abeg.

           
  • @Sean my sincere & open mind brother;
    This pple are becoming boring everyday.

    How on earth must u hate somebody this far?
    Is it bcos ROHR is hindering ur “godfathers” from turning our national team to marketing ground?

    If that is the reason for the hatred, then expect more bcos this man will stay till 2022.

    It’s far better to loose to any big team respectably than loosing to a mino in football.

    Since Rohr took over, how many minos have we lost to if not a dead rubber game?

    Imagine SE looking for a win against E.Guinea, boom a draw which ends our hope of 2012 afcon.

    We needed a win against S.Africa to make it to 2015 afcon but it ended in tears.

    Imagine loosing afcon qualifiers to minos like congo & namibia.
    Managing only 7points out of a possible 18points.

    Can BRAZIL, ENGLAND, SPAIN, FRANCE et all football power house torlorate this kind shame from any coach?

    Now we’ve a savior in person of ROHR that make things easy for us during qualifiers yet u can’t accept him?

    Where u chop ur own winch?