Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo is unperturbed with the emergence of Semi Ajayi as a strong competitor for his position in the team, reports Completesports.com.
Omeruo missed the Super Eagles’ last two matches against Ukraine and Brazil due to visa hitches and injury respectively.
In his absence, West Bromwich Albion centre-back, Ajayi paired William Troost-Ekong in the heart of the defence and put a solid performance in both games.
Head coach of the team, Gernot Rohr has a big decision to make on whether to continue with the pairing in Wednesday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash against the Squirrels of Benin or make a change.
Omeruo believes that having more quality players in the team important for squad development.
“It is good for the team – to have more quality players in the squad. Competition is good and I welcome that,” Omeruo told reporters at Tuesday’s pre-match press conference in Uyo.
“He [Ajayi] is doing well in his club side, so playing against Ukraine and Brazil does not mean he is a threat to me. It shows that every player is important in the team and a replacement is always available
.I think it is a good development to have more than one or two players in a position.”
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