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Rohr Hands Okereke Late Invitation For Egypt Friendly

Rohr Hands Okereke Late Invitation For Egypt Friendly

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has handed David Okereke a late invitation to the team for today’s (Tuesday ) international friendly match against the Pharaohs of Egypt, Completesports.com reports.

Okereke, who plays for Italian Serie B side, Spezia, scored the fourth goal in Nigeria’s U-23 Eagles’ 4-0 thrashing of Libya on Monday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba after coming in as a second half substitute.

Rohr’s squad is light upfront after he allowed Ahmed Musa travel back to his base in Saudi Arabia, while there are concerns on the fitness of Odion Ighalo who picked up an injury in last Friday’s 3-1 win against the Pirates of Seychelles.

The German has hinted that FC Midtylland striker Paul Onuachu will lead the Super Eagles attack against Egypt and Okereke may get the chance to prove his quality off the bench.

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The 21-year-old has scored eight goals in 24 league appearances for Spezia this season.

Today’s international friendly against Egypt will kick-off of at 6pm at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Editor are we sure of the time cos that stadium as floodlight issue ooh and asaba no be uyo, were fans the watch ball for night

  • Abah-fada 2 years ago

    The stadium and pitch is not the best for international game at least for now.

    And if Pinnick want the SE to continue to play in this semi standard stadium then, he said advice the delta state government to upgrade the facility to that of Uyo or Abuja.

    Nigeria by now should start investing in sport, if the country want to host major world events.

    The world cup slot will be giving to Africa once again to host in the near future, and as usual Nigeria will be missing out because we don’t have the facilities.

    We pride ourselves too much over little achievement in Africa while little countries are over-taking us in infrastructural development, nothing stops us if we build world class stadium in every state of the federation. Or other states to build world class stadium to compliment what we already have on ground in Abuja and Uyo.

    But, the truth lies in our inability as a nation to think outside the box, couple with our bad attitude towards maintenance, a country where leadership is in shamble. Governance can’t not maintain the lives of the people it governs.

    Nigeria is joke. At least I have seen my time, I fear for my children, children how will things be in their time, I just can’t imagine.

    Our mind has been structured in such away that, we now seen things as bad as the were to be normal.

    We rather remain silent and prefer to run out of the country to where the system in place is working.

    Sport is a unifying factor and also money spinning business ventures, so far, South Africa has key into it. Others have started following their foot step in Africa. The North Africans have good sport developmental programme.

    Nigeria have what it takes to be one of the best sporting nation in the world.

    We no our problem, but, we can’t solve it, what a shame.

    • Glory. 2 years ago

      @Abah.fada, Respect to your opinion. Every time I think of Nigeria as a nation and Nigerian’s way of thinking (Im a big man, big boy, chairman, chaimoo, madam, first lady, lady of substance), I feel like throwing up for this height of stupidity we have ended up. Most of these so called big men, when u see them outside the shores of Nigeria, they looked completely idiotic n timid, that you start asking how manage these people have become what they claim that Nigerians back home are making a bow before them. Our biggest obstacle to development is 99% of nigerians grew up embracing the wrong value system ( make money n everyone will respect you)

    • Peterside Udah 2 years ago

      Kai just listen to the voice of reason . A wise men among many men. The voice of truth in the midst of lies. Ability to tell the difference between the wheat and the chaff.
      Your inner eyes will never go blind for it sees more than the naked eye.

      You have spoken Abah-fada……. You have spoken.

    • What the hell happened to that Abuja stadium? What of national stadium Surulere Lagos (with so much history!!!!)

      Football aside, if they leverage the history of National Stadium Lagos to attract local and international tourists, they will make decent money.

      What happened to all those stadiums that hosted games in 1999 under 20 world cup?

      Well. Abah-fada has said it all. Thank you so much.

    • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

      Badass country with poverty reputation and zero to write home about. Is it the old crude streets and road or the accident cars roaming the street day in and out. Nigeria is a trash house for the rich that is why their kids can not attend its health care or school in Nigeria. Sad to see majority of the citizen with weak reasoning as a result of the sad state influence on them. If Nigeria does not change for good then we shall remain in Diaspora and enjoy peace plus good life. Amen!

  • Sunnyb 2 years ago

    Guys thank you , you guys have spoken welll, Anyway don’t your waste time on Nigeria, that thing is a failed state. Why would Pinnick takes this match to Asaba  knowing the conditions of the stadium.

  • Pinnick knows fans don’t like that stadium. He knows Rohr too doesn’t like it. He knows Musa and the team don’t like it. The stadium is not bad looking, but it is small and not fully equipped (Inadequate cameras and no results dashboard. No aerial cameras and side cameras. Just a single side camera. Incredible!!! Floodlighting is poor. Today’s match by 6pm will be an eyesore.).

    But Pinnick has ignored everyone and stuck to his guns to please Okowa and do a ‘thank you’ to the Delta state government for all kinds of concrete supports (I’m a Deltan by the way) during election and travails in the hand of Rufus Giwa and Solomon Dalung. THIS IS ALL POLITICS. Pinnick is playing politics over football. Is SKS the best we have at the moment? Take SE matches back to Uyo or you’ll lose the support of Nigerians when other saboteurs come for your neck!!!

  • Alamin 2 years ago

    May Almighty Allah save us from d hands of bad leaders, sport brings unification and it is also a source of revenue to d govt. Truly almost all our good stadium b4 are now abandon and matches are now taken to poor stadium pls aw can Mr Pinnick do this after hearing d complains from fans, the coach bringing politics into football. Am starting to lose trust in d President, if it is 2 standard stadiums that we have now let upgrade them and play our international matches there. pls CSN deliver our plight to d NFF or to a bigger organization which can keep Mr Pinnick in check. Abi why them dey make this country worst day by day