Rohr Lists Olayinka, Azeez In Eagles 23-Man Squad For Brazil Friendly; Iheanacho, Balogun Dropped

Rohr Lists Olayinka, Azeez In Eagles 23-Man Squad For Brazil Friendly; Iheanacho, Balogun Dropped

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has unveiled his 23-man list for October 13 friendly encounter against the Selecao of Brazil with Slavia Prague’s forward Peter Olayinka the only new name on the roster, reports Completesports.com.

Olayinka hit the headlines after scoring Slavia Prague’s only goal in last week’s 1-1 Champions League clash against Inter Milan.

The 23-year-old has also scored two goals in seven league appearances for Slavia Prague this season.

Rohr also invited Granada of Spain midfielder, Ramon Azeez for the game. Azeez last featured for the Super Eagles in their second round clash against France at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The 26-year-old has netted twice in four league games for Granada this season.

Glasgow Rangers of Scotland star, Joe Aribo, Anderson Esiti who plays for PARK of Greece , Club Brugge’s Emmanuel Dennis and Fortuna Dusseldorf young goalkeeper Maduka Okoye all got another call-up following last month’s friendly against Ukraine at the Dnipro Arena.

Kelechi Iheanacho, Leon Balogun, Bryan Idowu and Josh Maja were all dropped from the last roster against Ukraine.

Skipper of the team, Ahmed Musa who is still recuperating from injury also failed to make the squad.

Otherwise, Rohr kept faith with reliables like Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Kenneth Omeruo, William Troost-Ekong, Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo in the list.

Lille forward, Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze and Moses Simon were also included in the squad.

The game against Brazil will hold on October 13 at the National Stadium, Singapore.

THE FULL LIST

Goalkeepers:
Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho, Maduka Okoye

Defenders:
William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Semi Ajayi, Chidozie Awaziem, Ola Aina, Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins

Midfielders:
Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Alex Iwobi, Joe Aribo, Anderson Esiti, Ramon Azeez

Forwards:
Victor Osimhen, Paul Onuachu, Peter Olayinka, Samuel Chukwueze, Samuel Kalu, Moses Simon, Emmanuel Dennis

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COMMENTS

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  • Diuto Perpe 2 months ago

    Why This Esiti Again??

     
  • Ololo 2 months ago

    I’m surprised to see esiti recalled but who else can rival ndidi the options are slim,

     
  • Larry 2 months ago

    Good list, no one is perfect.
    Except for the weak goal-keeping department. I would replace Esiti with Ogu, replace Onuachu with Ejike.
    Another issue is the captaincy, now that Omeruo is in camp, will Rohr ignore the standing rule and hand the band to Ekonh. Rohr needs to understand that rules should be respected. Omeruo is the obvious choice.

     
    • Patrick 2 months ago

      instead of esiti we should invite okereke of Club brugge since Ramon azzez is in the team.

       
  • Rohr why do you invite Etisi? We need Nwakali or Onazi instead of Etisi please. Ebuehi and Balogun is missing. Victor Moses has declared that he is ready to honour invitation if he is invited to the super eagles. Please we need Victor Moses

     
  • Greenturf 2 months ago

    Good list but I wonder why Azubuike Okechukwu kept getting ignored.
    A very dependable ball playing midfielder.
    Reliable and covers a lot of ground,yet he’s constantly overlooked,perhaps his height could be a reason I don’t know because it has never been a problem anyway.

     
    • Glory 2 months ago

      I am with on Azu baller but Rohr has his reasons. He is the boss. Azeez is in the team. Good to see what he brings.

       
    • Silva 2 months ago

      Rohr dey collect bribe

       
  • Chidi 2 months ago

    Good list though but from d look of things nff smuggled in 1 or 2players based on federal character

     
  • Mikel agu of Victoria guimareas of Portugal as well.

     
  • Ololo 2 months ago

    For the first time we are having 6 midfielders..
    One thing I’m beginning to enjoy is having perfect replacement for Veterans..
    Iggalo had left oshimem had replaced him immediately.. Victor Moses left sam Kalu immediately came in.. Mikel left iwobi make us forget him easily.. Now it’s musa and Sam chukweze is there.. I didn’t even mention balogun.. The only irreplaceable player is ndidi.. That boy is too much.. His high standard game he brings to the team made esiti looked like an amateur player.. But I know rohn must have seen something we the fans didn’t get to see

     
    • JimmyBall 2 months ago

      Ndidi is good but he is not a finished product yet… We saw how they were outclassed in midfield in last Afcon with him alone accounting for three direct ball dispossession errors leading to goal… he fouls in dangerous areas to and gave away that Algeria freekick…

       
    • Glory 2 months ago

      Loool @ Ololo, now you know who Ndidi is. Anyway good to admit when we get it wrong.

       
  • Edoguy 2 months ago

    Why not bring in another defender (Stephen Eze – he plays week in week out) and azubuike okechukwu. I am starting to think Rohr takes money from player and NFF.

    I also have problem with Rohr voting for a non-african at the best awards. Why are these foreign coaches ignoring our african talents and voting foreigners. Sadio Mane is the best player on earth and messi was down right hones.

     
  • Ololo 2 months ago

    We have ajahi and awaziem who are yet to stamp their authority in the team playing week in week out yet you need more defenders..
    Anyway its your opinion whether I like it or not everyone is free to air their view

     
    • Edoguy 2 months ago

      You know how Brazil plays!!! Always attacking. Is this not the best time to see more defenders in training. From what I see, there is also no replacement for Troost Ekong.

      Also, when they release list, why does the NFF not call a press conference. Is that not what civilised country do. There are questions we have about why players are not included and why some are included. My question is this, why was Josh Maja dropped? Is there something wrong with his performance? We operate a democracy…please NFF should allow Rohr take questions from the public when they release lists.

      Rohr is not giving enough players chance to play. Okereke should be here too. On what basis is Emmanuel Dennis here and Okereke is not?
      Has Ogu retired? why did Ogu not play a single minute at the World cup or Nations cup even though in 2018 he was at his peak…NFF please do more to answer questions

       
      • Do really think that all the good player will always get an invite? Is it really possible?

         
      • Ndubuisi 2 months ago

        He played against Madagascar at it was a nightmare for him

         
  • Larry 2 months ago

    My earlier post, I meant replace Esiti with Agu. Omeruo shld lead this team.

     
    • JimmyBall 2 months ago

      Who is Agu? He is average… Everybody can’t come in at once. Who will Mikel Agu bench in midfield?

       
    • Aleks 2 months ago

      @Larry, no offence intended, but let’s not start an unnecessary controversy over captainship of the team. Not taking anything from Omeruo who is eminently qualified to lead the team, captainship goes beyond being the oldest player in the team, longest serving player or even being the star player in the team. Captainship is about the ability to represent the team, lead and inspire colleagues both on and off the field, interface with the technical crew, the NFF, press, supporters club, government representatives etc. Of course Omeruo can do this as well as Ekong, but if the coaches have selected Ekong to carry that responsibility, which he has handled admirably on a couple of occasions, there is no need raising unnecessary dust. In any case a team can have many leaders who don’t necessarily need to wear the arm band. Daniel Amokachi, Uche Okechukwu and Taribo West played such roles in the Atlanta 96 Olympics team, even though Kanu Nwankwo was the armband wearing captain. So, let’s please allow these guys to focus and not be distracted with unnecessary struggle over captainship.

       
      • Larry 2 months ago

        @Aleks I do understand your position but as someone who believes in transparency and justice. Omeruo passed through the youth teams and at some point captained one of the teams. Outside the pitch, his character has never been questioned throughout his career with national team and club sides. On the field, his playing skills and leadership remain the best for SE. My preference for Omeruo is based on experience and ability. On the other hand, Ekong has not really impressed me that much, if you have been watching SE games, you will agree with me that his positional play and passing skills are not that good. Most of the goals conceded by SE are as a result of his loss of concentration or position play. The game against Brazil will expose more of what I have observed in SE defence.
        In addition to skills and character, Omeruo has won more laurels than Ekong.
        We should resist all forms of favoritism, Omeruo remains the best choice.

         
        • Aleks 2 months ago

          @Larry, thanks for your very matured response. I totally agree with all that you said here. Given a choice, I would probably chose Omeruo ahead of Ekong to captain Super Eagles. But I believe the coaches who observe the players at closer quarters may understand them a bit better than us. In any case since the choice has already been made, I think it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie, unless Ekong proves to be totally incompetent as a captain. Then it would be obvious to everyone that a change is needed. Who knows, Omeruo may still have his day eventually as Super Eagles captain.
          One again, thanks for keeping it a civilised conversation.

           
    • Agu has not kick a ball since the start of the season and for now he is without a club

       
      • No controversy, SE captainship is always do by longevity, the oldest playing team member.
        Except when Oliseh came and did his stupid gara gara.

         
  • Ikeben 2 months ago

    A good list, and obviously Rohr rewards good showing with timely call up. When we said Olayika and Azeez were ripe for callup people mocked me on this site. And I simply told them, I’m happy Rohr doesn’t think like them. And thank God Rohr has confirmed my position.

    He is not a coach that afraid to try new players without necessarily changing the core of the team.

    Welldone coach Rohr.

     
    • PeePee 2 months ago

      @Ikeben, thanks my brother, I still remember.
      It takes a good eye to spot a talent. I was also convinced that if Gernot Rohr watched da champions league game, there’s no way he won’t fall in love with Olayinka’s style of play.
      Finally, the coach had proven that he indeed watched d game.
      Now, I hope d guy will grab this chance.

       
  • Aleks 2 months ago

    A good list obviously, except for Anderson Esiti. I believe Mikel Agu or Azubuike Okechukwu would be a better option.
    Also, except for fitness concerns, I’ll prefer Balogun to Semi Ajayi in central defence. Ajayi, is a fantastic defensive midfielder, but I’m not so sure of him as a central defender.

     
    • JimmyBall 2 months ago

      Mr.Aleks… Mikel Agu is not a defensive midfielder and has yet to really convince in AM or CM… for Azubuike, he is good enough for SE and I am sure his invitation and permanent inclusion is only a question of time. Anderson Esiti may not be the smooth DM we are looking for but I am sure he can still be given a few more games and much more time before we conclude… He has the body and let’s hope he is Ble to impress better when next he is called upon… Onazi Ogenyi is coming back soon also and we shoul keep that in mind…

       
      • Edoguy 2 months ago

        Ogenyi Onazi is never coming back to the super eagles. Ogenyi Onazi and Joel Obi shouldn’t have gone to the world cup.

        In addition, I think Iheanacho should be included in the team. Iheanacho is far better than Onuachu

         
        • JimmyBall 2 months ago

          Ogenyi Onazi is still very relevant… He is a good ball player who can shoot and cover good grounds… Well I don’t know why happened to Joel Obi who used to be very good… but Ogenyi gives 100% each time and somehow he could not play properly with Joel Obi in that England game where Rohrs tactic of double defensive pivot made the team static… again after that game and like in most previous games… Ogenyi had an issue with Mikel because Mikel was not really applying himself to any supportive midfield defensive action… that’s the reason he and Joel Obi were static… but tell me how the whole team fared against Czezh… Serbia… Argentina and even Croatia… Ogenyi and Nwaekeme are key players in Trabzonspor… Ogenyi has experience and remains a good workaholic player any day with an eye for good shooting from outside 18 yard box… Don’t cast the old cornerstone because you suddenly find good pebbles everywhere… Don’t forget he is mate with Ramon Azeez and Umeruo…

           
          • Edoguy 2 months ago

            You are talking about the 2014 world cup Onazi. Please, go watch England game again, Onazi has finished. If you dont know, he currently plays with a lingering deliberate injury he sustained against France at the 2014 world cup. Reason he moved to Turkey. At this point, I dont think he is good anymore, and you know the Nigerian age issue. Besides Rohr do not invite players that have openly insulted him, so Onazi is already retired as far as I am concerned.

            Joel Obi used to be good, yes…but was I the only one that saw his performance against Poland. That guy has sustained too many injuries. His positioning was all wrong. I criticised the coach for putting Joel Obi ahead of Ogu in the team. I dont know why Rohr did not use Ogu at the world cup. Joel Obi was bad in 2018 and he is still bad now.

            The reason you play defensive midfielders is to help track back and cover your full backs and they didnt do that. Most teams start build up with one midfielder and they didnt do that either.

            Nwaekeme on the other hand, I think should be given a shot again

             
        • JimmyBall 2 months ago

          Iheanacho who has become stiff and rusty from regularly meeting up Naija slay queens in Dubai? Let him couple himself club first joor?

           
  • PeePee 2 months ago

    ‘Gernot Rohr, Peter Olayinka is your man”
    …and that was my comment after Olayinka’s fantastic performance against Inter Milan in d Champions league but it didn’t go down well with some people who attacked me just for nothing but I only assured them that the guy will soon be in Super eagles because he has many qualities which are lacking right now in the team but frankly I never expected it da soon but congratulations to him.
    This guy has d strength of Amokachi and the intelligence and calmness of Kanu in opposition’s goal area. With his style, he can afford to play behind d top striker and as well, lead d attack if necessary.
    Gernot Rohr is gradually getting there; invitation to the team now is purely on merit. Show what you can do at club level and you will be in.
    Super eagles can now boast of three quality strikers in Osimeh, Onuachu and Olayinka, all with different styles.
    I’m hopeful, thanks very much Gernot Rohr, weldon NFF…

     
  • Ololo 2 months ago

    Our strikers O O O hope it doesn’t result to zero goals

     
  • Chairmanfemi 2 months ago

    For me o, This list is just top-notch. Shehu Abdulahi for those that knows nothing and are coming here to say Coach Gernot Rohr takes bribe from him or Shehu’s gat a Godfather in the glass house, let me let you know that SHEHU ABDULAHI is called up based on Merit. He’s been playing regularly at Right Back for Bursaspor and also got on the score sheet despite his role last two weeks. Rohr knows quality! He knows what he is doing! I bet it with you guys that assuming TYRONNE EBUEHI is fully fit, there is no way Rohr will call up Shehu cux he sees Ebuehi as an upgrade to Shehu. That’s for Shehu.

    As for the midfield, the list is OK for me except for the inclusion of Esiti. Absolutely we have better Defensive Midfielders across the globe than him. But still the Coach sees what we don’t see. Maybe, there’s this thing he’s seeing and he wants to see if he can live up to billings set by NDIDI. No need to shout over this guy too much my people. We sabi Rohr wella. ESITI won’t get to play on that day…I can bet it with anyone. If Ndidi will be subbed, Ramon Azeez will be the one he will put in. So the Midfield is balanced.

    The attack is just spot on with Sparks! Brazil defenders will have some handful that day as long as the ball gets to them. Olayinka’s invitation is welcomed. Let us see what he can do. Not a top fan of him sha cuz am not moved by One match display. The only positive I can bring out from his performance against Inter Milan is that he showed that day that against Top teams like Brazil, he can prove his mettle. So he’s welcomed.

    Goal Keeping Area: Rohr should please and please invite a new goal keeper like Sebastian Osigwe or any other in form keeper and drop Ezenwa. That guy is beginning to drop. He can’t even stake a No. 1 spot for the CHAN Eagles. Afelokhai started ahead of him that day. I think that speaks volume.

    Expecting a great outing come October 13. I pray after the match, The headline that will be on all websites will be BRAZIL SUFFERS SHOCK DEFEAT TO NIGERIA!

    #SOAR SUPER EAGLES

     
  • OK good list but aribo is like injured. 2. Brazil playing Senegal 10th and Nigeria 13th. Nff want to play Africa team on 10th. I doubt if they can get any team. Singapore is 16 hours non stop flight from Europe. It better to play d home team on 10th and play Brazil 13th . To help prepare d team . Or branch in Madagascar to beat den at home and get to Singapore a day b4 meeting Brazil.

     
  • Shehu 2 months ago

    U mean Nigeria vs Singapore on 10th and Nigeria vs Brazil on 13th . Good thanks for ur advice.

     
  • I hope Ramon Azeez won’t flop as he flopped in 2014 world cup that he could not even hold any possession or trap the ball. I have not seen his game lately though but I hope he was not called because of his last weekend goal. Anyone would have scored such a header goal. This is not criticizing him, just a comment before some illiterates here misunderstand and write negative comments.

     
    • Edoguy 2 months ago

      I am of the same opinion too. Ramon has alot of agents in the NFF. They make money from players that have progressed through the ranks. Thats why plays like Dennis and Ramon Azeez make the call up once they make news.

      There are better midfielders at the moment and I think one homebased player should have been in the squad

       
      • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

        “…Ramon has alot of agents in the NFF…” Are you saying this as a matter of fact or your are just trying to impress….??? Where were all these agents for the past 5 years when the kid was playing in the Spanish 2nd division…?

        “….Thats why…………..make the call up once they make news…? Pls when else does a player get called up to his national team…??? When he is injured..? or when he isnt making matchday squad in his club….???

        Do we have to use our mouths to run people down and undermine their hardwork all the time…???

         
      • Olupotan 2 months ago

        Azeez has been playing top quality football this season and the invite is not just the goal, though he has scored more than once in the league this season, but for his all round display.
        He has merited that invite without further ado

         
  • JimmyBall 2 months ago

    Ogenyi Onazi is still very relevant… He is a good ball player who can shoot and cover good grounds… Well, I don’t know what happened to Joel Obi who used to be very good… but Ogenyi gives 100% each time and somehow he could not play properly with Joel Obi in that England game where Rohrs tactic of double defensive pivot made the team static… again after that game and like in most previous games… Ogenyi had an issue with Mikel because Mikel was not really applying himself to any supportive midfield defensive action… that’s the reason he and Joel Obi were static… but tell me how the whole team fared against Czezh… Serbia… Argentina and even Croatia… Ogenyi and Nwaekeme are key players in Trabzonspor… Ogenyi has experience and remains a good workaholic player any day with an eye for good shooting from outside 18 yard box… Don’t cast the old cornerstone because you suddenly find good pebbles everywhere… Don’t forget he is mate with Ramon Azeez and Umeruo…

     
  • Larry 2 months ago

    @Aleks, Atlanta 96 is a different scenario from what is happening now. Kanu was part of the team from the qualifying stages and played probably all the matches. He was also playing for one of the best teams in the world (Inter Milan). His choice would never be questioned since Amokachie, Oliseh and co later joined the team.
    In this case, Rohr should avoid creating unnecessary division and do the needy. Just like Omeruo, Ekong is an average player playing for an average team. However, Omeruo experience and leadership skills will help the team moving forward.
    Omeruo is a better choice than Ekong. Ekong needs to wait for his time. Musa, Omeruo and Balogun are ahead of Ekong in pecking order.

     
    • Joel Chidi 2 months ago

      @larry You need to clean your mouth because you just spewed garbage. Leganes is a top club while Udinese is an average team? Kaaiiii, Nigerians and their I TOO SABI mentality. No one will shoot you if you don’t come to disgrace our country with little knowledge of events around the world. Omeruo that can hardly communicate? Besides, Just shove state your opinion and move on rather than trying to shove it down our throat. We all are not so gullible like your neighbours. Nonsense and buhari

       
  • Since the retirement of jay jay, onazi remains the best midfielder that Nigeria ever seen. Far better than mikel both upfront and defends he was the reason we won afcon 2013 only football experts can understand this. How can he be forgoten so soon? Just becos he floped against england in a frendly match and so what? He was in that midfield that defeated zambia home and away defeated cameroun, algeria, masterminding our midfield and we always enjoy possession and never struggle or complain, during onazi we stood ground with itali france even catalan. Yaya toure was dismised by onazi in afcon 2013. We should please alow is experience to help in our midle, if onazi played against algeria we couldnt loose that game becos of his experience please rohr bring him back as soon as he recovers

     
    • Uchenna 2 months ago

      Bunch of nonsense Sir
      2013 is about 6 years ago Sir
      Onazi was once a very good player no doubt, not now anymore .Shay na small change dey make u cry for am like dz….people sef

       
    • The situation regarding Onazi is quite simple really: if he returns to full fitness; if he starts playing more regularly; if he churns out quality performances for his club, then he will be invited.

      There is still a place for Onazi in the national team when he becomes fit and firing.

      Until then, close his chapter for now.

       
  • Pompei 2 months ago

    Nice list. A few surprises. First, the dropping of Onyekuru and Balogun. Shows how particular Rohr is about players playing regularly at their clubs. In Onyekuru’s case, he has just not impressed the gaffer, in spite of numerous opportunities. And so far, this Monaco move is not panning out. The invitation of Olayinka is a good development. I like his all action style and enthusiasm. He can compete with Osimhen for the top striker role, or partner him upfront. Sumo wrestler Esiti gets another invite! I think we should give him another chance. The boy is good. Just had a terrible day at the office against Ukraine. Nervous perhaps? In terms of his physique, Rohr probably fancies him as Ogu’s long term replacement. The man I would have loved to see invited to compete with Ndidi is Azubuike Okechukwu. However, it looks like Rohr is leaving him to focus on his U-23 assignment.
    The keys to a good outing against Brazil are – 1) No silliness in and around our box. 2) Close spaces – do not allow Brazil players time and space on the ball. 3) Take chances when they come. The selfishness and wastefulness we saw against Ukraine should not be repeated. If we do these three things, Brazil may be in for a surprise.

     
  • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

    Troost-Ekong Labelled Arrogant And Disrespectful By NFF, Faces Super Eagles Ban.

    Udinese star William Troost-Ekong faces a ban from playing for the Super Eagles after falling out with top Nigeria Football Federation officials, even though he is in the good books of manager Gernot Rohr.

    In a series of tweets by BBC journalist Osasu Obayiuwana, he revealed that Troost-Ekong’s future with the Super Eagles is hanging in the balance and it has to do with his character which is upsetting the very top of the Nigerian Federation, who see him as a disruptive influence and has become increasing arrogant and disrespectful.

    The Super Eagles were involved in a bonus row with the Nigerian Federation during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and the Udinese defender was one of the chief protagonists as the players strongly pressed for their demands.

    “A lot of the problems that we had with the players, during the AFCON 2019, were not helped by his behaviour,” the top NFF official said.

    ”He played a huge role in stirring up the players and upsetting the atmosphere in camp. If not careful, he could face a ban from the Super Eagles.”

    Another top official added : ”He shows little respect to officials and exhibits no decorum at functions, where he is known to be contemptuous. We are at the end of our rope and we may have to take drastic action against him”.

    A member of the Super Eagles technical staff also corroborated this: “When Troost-Ekong came to the team, he was one of the best-behaved players in the team.

    ”But he hardly shows respect for anyone now. He’s a big-shot player in Serie A with Udinese.

    ”I would not lose any sleep if he was to lose his starting shirt. He thinks he has become so important that no one can talk to him. Or correct his actions. He needs to be taken down a peg or two and regain some humility.”

    Meanwhile, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has leapt to the defence of one of his key players and stressed that Troost-Ekong has never given him any difficulties.

    The German said to Obayiuwana in France : ”I have not had any complaints about Troost-Ekong, so I am surprised to hear them from you. I have never had any problems with William. He has always behaved properly, in my opinion”.

    Dutch-born Troost-Ekong made his Super Eagles debut in September 2015 and captained the side in friendlies against Poland, Egypt and Ukraine.

    https://www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=33811

     
    • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

      Cant verify how true the above story is, but if it is true, this is the self-destruct button I “prophesied” the FA will start pressing immediately after AFCON when they couldn’t find any reason to get rid of Rohr.

      The first – to strip him of his assistants.
      The 2nd – to start tampering with his lists and interfering with his selections.
      The 3rd – to start picking up unnecessary fights with key players and start to turn the players against themselves and against the coach.
      The 4th – To start owing the Coach his salaries and emoluments.

      They seem to be implementing stages 2 and 3 at the moment going by recent leaks making the rounds

      We dey watch.

      They have succeeded using with this same methodology with Thomas Dennerby.

      When the players start demanding for what is rightfully theirs, that is when officials start giving them all kinds of names. I’m sure if it were to be a local coach, he would have long yielded to the wishes of these evil officials. Jah knows that’s one of the reasons I will never advocate for local coaches to handle the SE yet…not just yet. They are very unprofessional in attitude.

      It is only in Nigeria a player is dropped from the national team because he doesn’t “greet well”. That’s naija local coaches for you.

       
      • Glory 2 months ago

        Really sick,is it? Ekong definitely don’t come across as such defined by whoever the so called high up my foot official is. We know their way right from d days of Big boss Keshi, to Oliseh, to Enyeama. Retrogressive Nigerian idea of respect for elders where you get labelled as arrogant n disrespectful simply because you refused to be fooled by speaking out. Shameful. Definitely not gonna buy into that stupid lie from an ego centric official.

         
  • Omo9ja 2 months ago

    Good list. Kudos to Mr. Rohr. For Ękong, that is Nigerians for him. You can’t fight for your right in Nigeria.

    They say will say you are rude. They want to keep everyone silent. Welcome to the new era of next level Ękong.

    Maybe they NFF wants Eagles to work for free because they don’t have family like NFF. Shio. Gid bless Nigeria!!!

     
  • @Dr drey you said the truth unlike your post.

     
  • Wow!…for the first time, Ono9ja speak Sense.

     
  • I really like this squad. Having said that, let me try to look for weaknesses.

    Full backs: I think the squad is thin on high quality left and right full back options.

    Centre back: our centre backs are error prone.

    Long passers: the midfield does not have visionary passers.

    Tempo dictator: not a lot of players who can dictate the tempo of the game.

    Having said that, the squad is full of the following:

    -Multiple goal scorers
    -Destructive midfield
    -Decent goalkeeper
    -Dashing wingers.
    -fluid attacking midfield.
    -Balance
    -Cohesion
    -Grit
    -Determination

     
  • macaus 2002 2 months ago

    Ndidi, still has a whole lot to learn.He single-handedly prevented Super Eagles from getting to Afcon final. He helped our opponents score cheap Goals at Afcon.

    Rohr should start him from the bench.Our match against Ukraine was beautiful.The transition from mid- field to attack was excellent.Aribo is a great player.

     
  • I think Josh Maja should be given a chance again,since he was given just some few seconds against Ulkrain.Fifteen seconds is not enough for Rohr to judge him,don’t forget that other foreign born players are watching .He played some few seconds against Ukrain and that was all.

     
  • Patrick 2 months ago

    the is okay. The players invited for the match have justified the invitation. Chukwueze destroyed real bettis yesterday when he got a penalty and scored final goal of the match. his team defeated real bettis by 5 goals to one. osihimen is currently the highest goal scorer in French league with Six goals. onuachu has scored goals for genk.

     
  • Ololo 2 months ago

    Exactly pat this team is red hot.. I don’t know if people here saw the match villareal had with betis last night.. Oh my God chukeze is too hot.. He came in second half and he team scored 4 goals with him scoring the last one and wining the penalty for the first second half goals..
    Our wingers are on fire, Samuel Kalu scored recently as well. Where would our captain fit in when he finally returns, you can’t bench a regular player in Sam Kalu who wears number 10 for his club for someone who plays in Asia.

    I’m in love with this team players on their own knows when they become irrelevant but it would be sad to see a musa on the bench..

    Another player we are talking about is oshimen.. If you watch his videos clips on youtube you would be shocked if he was a Nigerian, he plays like someone from France or Brazil.. I wonder what Tammy is thinking right now.. Can he bench this guy

     
  • Mr. Rohr should try and invite QPR midfielder Eze, This guy will compete with Iwobi. Nff should leave our best defender alone. Ekong is a humble defender. We still need a new keeper like sabastien Osigwe. Josh Maja should be given more chance in the super eagles