Rohr Confirms Mikel Will Face Argentina, Set To Test Uzoho

Rohr Confirms Mikel Will Face Argentina, Set To Test Uzoho

By Dare Esan:                                                                                                                                                  Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr also revealed that captain Mikel Obi will return to the starting line-up in Tuesday’s friendly against Argentina in Krasnodar, Russia, reports.

Mikel sat out Nigeria’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria on Friday World Cupin Constantine following his late arrival.

Rohr also hinted that Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Uzoho may get his chance to feature.

Uzoho, 18, is one of three goalkeepers in the squad for the friendly and is eyeing his Super Eagles debut.

“Mikel of course will come back,” Rohr told in Constantine. “He didn’t play against Algeria because it was not a good moment for him coming from China. Playing two games in four days is a risk for him and we both agreed that was best for him to sit out.

“Against Argentina we will make some changes with two or three players. It will be interesting to see another goalkeeper. We have to work hard to be better.”

Argentina, who were in the same group as Nigeria in the last two World Cups, will be without Lionel Messi for the friendly.


  • Achi 1 year ago

    Ezenwa was far below par – he won’t stand high class performance at the world stage. Let’s get Enyema back.

  • Chudi 1 year ago

    We need enyeama or ejide back pls. This two are world class. Ezenwa tried and good but not that good for world cup.

    • Joel 1 year ago

      The coach is working. Every lapse he sees, he will correct. We don’t need to tell him what to do.for him to talk about making some changes including the goalkeeping department, it just shows that he has seen Ezenwa’s limitation. Allow the coach to continue his good work. Thanks!

  • Sean 1 year ago

    [email protected]? What of Shorunmun?

    • Joel 1 year ago

      Shorunmu is not in form. We need Peter Rufai and Emmanuel Okala at this point. Ana akogheri

  • Nice one but Nigeria shouldn’t cot my slip oh

  • Dat trying of keeper is nice

  • Kenturkey 1 year ago

    Uzoho is good. he will make a better Keeper if given the opportunity.

  • my legend obi Mikel

  • Diran 1 year ago

    Ezenwa has tried but his limitations were obvious for all to see against Algeria. He was particularly weak on aerial crosses from the flanks and seemed quite jittery. We will surely need the experience of Vincent Enyeama and I also pray Carl Ikeme gets healed and fully recovers on time for the world cup. The world cup is not a tea party, and we need very experienced and agile goalkeepers like Vince Enyeama and Carl Ikeme to avoid conceding cheap goals in Russia 2018.

  • Better because Nigeria needs keeper ,
    A confident goalie

  • Dybala go play oo

  • good too try keeper something is missing in that department

  • First keeper fail second keeper is better but Ezinwa and new keeper is ok