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Rohr Invites Ezenwa, Udoh, Adeleye Two Other Home Based Stars For Liberia Friendly

Rohr Invites Ezenwa, Udoh, Adeleye Two Other Home Based Stars For Liberia Friendly

By Adeboye Amosu

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has handed invitation to five home-based players for Tuesday’s international friendly encounter against Liberia in Monrovia, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.

The five players are; Mfon Udoh, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, and Sunday Adetunji from Enyimba, FC Ifeanyiubah’s defender, Adeleye Olamilekan and Lobi Stars’ Ebube Duru.

Rohr has also listed 14 foreign-based players for the game majority of whom were part of the squad that defeated Seychelles 3-0 in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture on Saturday.

The home-based players have been directed to report at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos on Monday, 10th September, latest by 3pm.

Ezenwa and 13 other players would fly into Lagos from Addis Ababa on Monday, before the contingent is flown to Monrovia on Monday night aboard an ARIK Air plane.

The match is in celebration of Liberian President, former World Footballer of the Year George Oppong Weah, and is scheduled for Tuesday evening at the 35,000 –capacity Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.


Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

Defenders: Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars)

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Kelechi Nwakali (FC Porto, Portugal); Joel Obi (AC Chievo Verona, Italy)

Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone FC, Italy); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Sunday Adetunji (Enyimba FC); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Mfon Udoh (Enyimba FC)

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  • What kind of arrangement is this? how would you fly to monrovia on monday night when the match is slated for tuesday evening. Funny people

  • Thank goodness, Ighalo is among the few that have returned to their base now. This is a chance for Rohr to pick Simy upfront and partner with another striker. Mfon Udoh of Enyimba is really a gifted player. It’s a mystery he’s not a regular in SE. He was better than Eduok then in the NPFL. He ia older than Samuel Kalu, but their style and skills are similar. And to think Yusuf left out players like Ufom Udoh and Lokosa for CHAN and picked Opotu is another proof he took a bribe. And why is Ezenwa still picked ahead of Afelokhai of Enyimba? Does he have a godfather in the NFF?

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    Good list, but in truth Ezenwa shouldn’t be in the SuperEagles ahead of Afelokhai. Liberia is a more accomplished team than Seychelles so this will be a good test.

  • Ikeben 3 years ago

    This is a very good opportunity for us to see the other players. Besides Liberia will be a stronger opposition than Secheles. I hope Rohr will have a better starting 11 after this match.

    With Uzoho, Balogun, Omeruo, Idowu, Onazi, Musa and Ighalo out of the way, he will test other foreign based players.

    I hope he will be bold enough to change his first 11 after this game. Soar Super Eagles.

  • I don’t see the point in picking players who have not seen competitive football for months. Eyimba stars yes, but Uba and Lobi players will not be on form.
    It would just been more meaningful if he had called up the players he put on standby: Eze, Eleke and Musa to look at them closely, them added the two Eyimba players and Afelokhai.
    Do these NPFL players have a real chance of making the cut? I don’t think so, only if they were playing actively. Maybe call them up once the league starts

  • Rohr should use the fringe players with the invited local players to prosecute the Liberia tie. It’s import to see Semi Ajayi in full 90mins partnering Adeleye,although would have preferred gentle giant,Stephen Eze. 

    Duru that we saw against Athletico Madrid should have been used instead of Idowu in Seychelles, but for NPL

    Etebo and Ogu should starr in the middle, wished Uche Agbo
    Was invited.

    In the attack, Mfon Udoh and Onyekuru should flank Simy

  • Tbaba 3 years ago

    I can’t agree with less, Ezenwa is a 3rd keeper in Enyimba and not even a regular; Afelokhai should have been picked ahead of him.Having said that, i feel this is an oppotunity to try real natural left full back in SE. The likes of Idowu are joke.

  • Prince 3 years ago

    When is our coach gonna give some upcoming prospect a chance …. someone like – Cyriel Dessers