Rohr: We’ll Resolve Dilemma On Chukwueze For AFCON Or U-20 World Cup Duty

Rohr: We’ll Resolve Dilemma On Chukwueze For AFCON Or U-20 World Cup Duty

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr says he will make a decision on whether to allow Samuel Chukwueze feature for Nigeria at the 2019 U-20 World Cup or include the young winger in his squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt .

Chukwueze is among the overseas-based players invited by Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup which will start this month in Poland.

But the player has stated that he is yet to make up his mind on whether he will be part of the squad.

His Spanish club, Villarreal has reportedly told him that he can only feature in one of the tournaments.

“It is a little dilemma that we must try to fix and hopefully there will be a good solution,” Rohr told BBC Sport.

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“I understand when the club says it is impossible for him to play in the Afcon and the youth World Cup.

“Chukwueze has good qualities and we already see why he plays at the top level in Spain.

“He has an interesting ability which makes him a very important talent for any team he plays with.

“I saw this quality when he played with us and the Olympic team, we must support Chukwueze and other players too,” Rohr stated.

Chukwueze has enjoyed an impressive debut season with Villarreal’s first team , scoring eight goals across all competitions.

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COMMENTS

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  • Mr Rohr, the wise decision is for Chukwueze to go to Afcon 2019 and forget the U20 World cup cos:

    1. His skill level simply belongs to the Super Eagles. Let the budding stars compete at the U-20.

    2. You don’t have real natural left-footers upfront currently in the SE. Kele, the other natural leftie, may not make your final 23. So Chukwueze is your man to give you more options in your forward line. The most successful foreign coach to date (before you, that is) Westerhof, never joked with Emmanuel Amunike in those days.

    3. Nigerians are really not banking on Aigbogun’s team or taking them seriously. Chukwueze is too talented to get caught up in that mix.

    Thank you.

     
  • 1000% in support of the first comment. How many Nigerian players scored against real Madrid or Barcelona this season.

    Why then should such a player be playing kindergarten football. The guy is for the big league.

     
  • mister 4 months ago

    I advice you to take chukweze in your squad otherwise you will regret it bcos he has a special talent he will add more in attack for super eagles you have also to know that to win this kind of competion your bench must be very rich so dont allow anybody to distract you that chukweze is for afcon again not for u-20.he s very quick, very offensive, dribble very well, good in one on one very intelligent style of play, he s very good in shoot, he defend too. this is one of very pure talent we need to win this afcon.you hav to know that WE WANT TO WIN IT so it can be possible with our very good player at the moment and Chukweze is one of them no doubt. so be wise and fair in your decision.

     
  • We have just two informed wingers this season in Europe, which are Chukwueze and Onyekuru. So I see no reason why rohr will not include chukwueze on his list if he wants to win the Afcon.Is it Moses Simon that has been playing has a right wing-back or Samuel kalu who was out injured like half of the season that rohr wants to count on in Egypt? think twice.

     
  • Right wing we have Chukwueze and Kalu (he’s back training after two months out)
    Left wing we have Ahmed Musa, Henry Onyekuru and Iwobi (if required)

    Others available are: Anthony Nwakaeme (Trabzonspor), Chidera Ejuke (Valerenga), Dennis Bonaventure (Brugge), Moses Simon (Levante), Victor Osimhen (if he’s not centre forward).

    There is no cause for alarm as our attacking threat is good.

    My only fear is that the under 20 camp is not serious and can damage Chukwueze’s reputation. Players are walking in and out of camp, coach arrived late after the players, captain left camp and missed the match against Hoffenheim to go for a trial in Israel, Ozornwafor did not return after the match against Saudi Arabia as he diverted to Turkey to sign a deal, players are walking into camp Willy nilly and joining training.
    The set up is not focused on a world cup that is starting in two weeks.

    It’s so unprofessional and WILL have a detrimental effect on him, especially as they will be looking at him to carry the ragtag team

     
  • Proudly 9ja 4 months ago

    Honestly if I were Samu I would go to d u20 WORLD CUP, as much as he is ripe for d eagles, he is guaranteed playing time at the u20s where d whole world will be watching and moreover this is a competition 9ja has never won. If we win this one (no guarantees we will win it tho) it will mean d only tournament eluding 9ja will be d senior world cup. With d dele Bashirus, Kingsley Michael, etc I would say with Samu added 9ja has a very good chance of winning it. Recall, Neymar Jr, Messi etc all played at d U20 and at dat time they were better than Samu imho. I was one of d very 1st people clamoring for Samu to play for d eagles but blif me if he goes to AFCON he might end up not making d squad or playing at d competition proper. Guys, we know in Africa that most players play gragra soccer and there is a huge chance Samu will get hurt as those grass cutters who claim to be footballers will injure him (saying “na ur papa u wan take shine abi lol”) his career that we are all hoping eclipses those of jj, Kanu etc might be over (samu day shall never b ur portion). Also he could shoot himself in d foot by not participating in either competition if he elects to play in d AFCON and isn’t selected. Finally, I really don’t think Villareal would be saying this if Samu was a Spaniard or an Argentine or English. These 2 competitions are FIFA sanctioned competition and the law is on 9ja side. I remember when Barca tried preventing Messi from playing at d Olympics, when argentina complained Barca quickly backed off. please don’t get me wrong I understand the fact that d club doesn’t want Samu to get burnt out but it shouldn’t be an ultimatum. It shouldn’t be one or d other.

    2nd Finally lol, I have dis sick feeling that 9ja will exit in d quarter finals, I really hope this doesn’t come to pass. 2 out of d 3 afcon competitions (u20 and u17 afcons) and we have played in has ended in us crashing out in d quarters and on penalties, I truly hope this doesn’t happen as I know if we navigate d quarter finals then d afcon is ours.

    proudly 9ja

     
    • @Proudly 9ja,you speak so much sense simply because you haven’t allowed yourself to be carried by Chukwueze’s blistering form.

      Rather, you have taken a holistic view and but key factors to fore. (thank you)

      From your entry, I deduce the following :

      Playing Time: for those yearning and thirsting to see Chukwueze play meaningful minutes of international football in the summer, this thirst will be quenched by him going to the Under-20 World Cup simply because he has a greater chance of starting, playing 90 minutes and also entertaining and scoring more goals.

      I don’t mean to criticise Rohr but we know how stubborn he can be. If Musa, Kalu, Iwobi and Onyekuru are fit and flying, the chances of seeing Chukwueze play meaningful football will be diminished.

      Under-20 football : under-20 football is not just about discoving players but it is also about exposing promising youngsters (like Messi (2015 under 20 world cup), Maradona (24 caps and 13 goals for Argentina at under-20 level))

      It will be good exposure for Chukwueze to go to under 20 football and a much better experience if he helps Nigeria lift the trophy (for the first time).

      At the end of the day, if Rohr decides to invite Chukwueze to the Africa Cup of Nations, it would not be such a bad idea IF HE PLAYS HIM IN A MEANINGFUL MANNER!

      I just worry that Rohr will invite this young lad to Afcon only to give him 5 minutes here, 8 minutes there, 10 minutes here etc.

      That will not be good for his confidence.

      Rohr should only invite Chukwueze to Afcon if his going to use him meaningfully.

      Also, the chaos in the camp of Aigbogun (with players going in and out) does not instil me with any confidence.

      With the way things are going in that camp, I would not be surprised if Chukwueze elects to go the Afcon (even if he is not guaranteed playing time) simply because the Afcon camp will be expected to be more properly and maturely managed.

       
      • onwajunior 4 months ago

        He has already decided to go to Afcon

        http://owngoalnigeria.com/2019/05/03/villarreal-teen-star-chukwueze-makes-u-turn-on-representing-nigeria-at-u20-wyc/

        Don’t know why CSN  wrote this article.

         
      • @deo you always think you are speaking sense my friend please stop intellectualizing everything name one player in Super Eagles now if playing with Chukwueze in a European club can bench him????, Maybe only Onyekuru.. Please Chukwueze if in that Super Eagles Squad will walk into the team and cement his place in under a game. You know how Rohr is you score a goal you start the next game. Chukwuweze will score many goals in Afcon.. He must go to Afcon not under 20 and give other yound players a chance to shine. More over he has already been discovered by big European teams and Afcon will be his chance to cement his place in Jurgen Klopps Mind

         
    • Adisboy 4 months ago

      Proudly9ja, where i disagree is that the law only favours Nija as it concerns AFCON, not the U20 World Cup. A club can bar a player from the U20/U17 World Cups because they are not full internationals and have no effect on the FIFA rankings. It would benefit Chukwueze more if he went to AFCON instead and he will definitely get playing time because of his quality. If the AFCON was played at a different period instead of back to back i would be ok with him playing for the U20s but as it is now he should focus on one which should be the AFCON. Trust me, apart from exposing developing talent, the U20 World Cup is not very important. Winning AFCON will raised Nigeria’s profile more and is what we should focus on.

       
  • obioha c nwabugwu 4 months ago

    He better play u20 worldcup. He may not make afcon team as he lacks experience at that level on the international team. Many players are ahead of him in the national team. He just has one year of first team football and that cannot guarantee him a placein super eagles. He is for the future.

     
    • He was our Best Player on the Pitch against Uganda in Asaba. when Kalu came on the level dropped and Since then He has gained more Experience, besides are you telling me Afcon Os higher level that La Liga????????, and also how else does a player gain International level experience? except for actually starting to play. that level of thinking is what kills Nigeria in big Tournaments hence i say we always shoot ourselves in the foot.

       
    • He will bench any winger in that team besides Onyekuru

       
  • Mr Hush 4 months ago

    In my view,I think Samu belongs in the Super Eagles.
    The U20 is basically developmental,he has gone beyond that stage.and I say that with all due respect to the flying Eagles.
    To those using the Messi and Maradona example,should remember,most situation are different even if it seems the same.
    1. Maradona was actually dropped from the national team to the World Cup because he had a fallen out with the national team coach,who found him toxic. So due to his nature,Maradona went to represent the U20 national team(a team he has played for in the past),just to prove a point to the coach. 
    So in this regard,it is the national team coach that didn’t want Maradona.Not Maradona chosing the U20 national team over the national team.
    In fact when he was selected for the national team; he wept and was full of abuses ;typical Maradona..
    2. Messi’s case was totally different. Yes ,he was the new kid in the block in Barcelona,but not a pivotal player yet.There was still Dinho,Eto ,Gudjohnssen,; he chose to go ,cause there wasn’t any national team duties around,just the U20 World Cup.besides it wasn’t justMessi that represented Argentina at that u20 World Cup in 2007; there was Zabaleta,Aguero,Gago,Garay..they all went for theU20 cup ,just because at that time,there wasn’t really any national team duty,and they were within the age bracket.

    It is a total different scenario with Chukwueze right now. Cause there is the U20 and the Afcon all at the same time zone.

    It is only normal for him to pick the Afcon.
    It is like having the opportunity in  choosing between the rank of a colonel and a sergeant.

    Yes in the Afcon,he wouldn’t have so much playing time;(even if we really don’t know that,no one knows the future),but at least he is part of the team ,gaining much vital experience from the expert,that can only do him well.Besides,how many minute do you need to put your name in gold. Amunike needed one match against Zambia,to come alive. Mba needed just some few minutes against CIV to bring his name to fruition.then cemented it in the Final.
    Besides,the national team isn’t club football;you can only play as much minute as given,you don’t have a full season..

    Asking Samu to go to U20 is like England  asking Marcus  Rashford to join the U20 team that went on to win the World Cup;cause at the time,he was within the age bracket and he was on fire.
    But they didn’t.he was actually drafted to the national team.cause they know his level has gone beyond U20, and he would be taking someone’s else opportunity to develop and shine,someone else that could be vital for the country in future,now they have Sancho.
    For Samuel to be causing so much dilemma,for the national team coach,club,and media,shows you where the World think of him already.AT THE TOP.
    Not everyone have to go through the same route to get to a destination;life is a journey,the way you move,tells how you get to your destination. Some would drive,some would walk,some would fly.Samu is flying…

    Samuel Chukwueze should be taken to the Afcon.He is quality and could be our joker.
    Let the U20 get someone else. They qualified,even if abruptly,for the World Cup without Chukwueze. They can do well at the World Cup without him. There are always other players.

     
  • Omo9ja 4 months ago

    I am not surprised about the news. Afcon is less than two months and it’s not guaranteed that some of our best players we have right now will be given a chance to represent our Country.

    Even, according to the coach, he haven’t decided on what to do and we are expecting miracle. Hmm, 9ja system as usual lol.

    Oh well, no wahala. Fingers crossed. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
  • Adisboy, you make very valuable points and I applaud you for that.

    I try to define the outcome of any discussion I choose to engage myself before going into it.

    My outcome in this is not to change you or anyone’s mind on this matter.

    My firm view remains that under normal circumstances, with all factors being equal, I will support Chukwueze going to under 20 world cup over Afcon simply because I believe that will benefit him more at this time.

    Now, anyone can twist and turn my points as they so wish, I couldn’t give a damn.

    What I know is what I know, what I believe is what I believe and who I choose to align myself with is who I wish to align myself with – period.

    On this matter, I choose to align myself with the views of Proudly 9ja and that is that.

    Having said all that, you make very valid points and whatever decision chukwueze and the various coaches make, I believe it will be one that they believe serves the interest of the nation (and the player) well.

    Regardless of my position, I will respect the decision ultimately taken by the players and the coaches because (for all the time we can spend in various chat rooms discussing this matter), they are the ones paid to do a job and I believe they will make the best decision they sit fit in the circumstances.

     
    • Adisboy 4 months ago

      Deo, i too would not expect you to agree with my argument because i expect to hear a different perspective and you have indeed raised a logical and relevant argument which even though i disagree with is well appreciated.

       
      • Thanks Adisboy. Your views are most appreciated. We don’t have to agree all the time. So long as we see and appreciate the logic in each others arguments then we can all learn and grow our knowledge.

        I just feel some people (not your humble self) engage in arguments and refute the points of others for no meaningful reason other than for argument sake.

        Anyway thanks again sir. Do have a pleasant day.

         
  • Godsown 4 months ago

    Remember, chukwueze played friendly against Uganda he didn’t do anything special no goal no assist, he played under 23, no goal, no assist even Bonaventure had a better game in the few minutes he played and people are saying he’s the Messiah super eagles is waiting for at Afcon. Afcon is not laliga.

     
    • Uncle Godsown, thank you so much!

      Therein lies my problem.

      Yes, I am in favour of the young man going to Cadet World Cup instead of Afcon however what if he goes to Afcon and flop?

      It is very possible; unlikely (yes), but it is not beyond the realms of possibilities.

      What happens if the Villarreal sensation goes to Afcon and misses a glorious opportunity to hand Nigeria the title?

      The same treatment that Iheanacho is getting from the same people who adored him not that long ago is exactly the same treatment they will dish out to Chukwueze – even worse!

       
    • @Godsown did e watch the Same game against Uganda in Asaba?????????? He was the best Winger in that game on a crappy pitch, His first game at Senior Level and, when he went off and Samuel Kalu came on. we looked weaker incredibly so and, since that game he has gone on to be named man of the Match against Barcelona and made Marcello ( Real Madrid ) look amateur. he turned Gerald Pique ( World Class defender) inside out more than 3 times and always had 3 Barcelona Defenders marking every time he got the ball once they realised what they were up against. Please this boy is Afcon material please have a look at that Uganda game again Abeg.

       
  • Mr Hush 4 months ago

    @Godsown
    Well,nice way to look at it;
    But no one is calling Chukuweze the Messiah.at least,none i have read,literally or paradoxically.i think they are just saying,Chukuweze is good enough to be part of the Afcon squad,and i totally support that motion;based on the fact that he is one of our best performers this season.
    He plays for a decent club,week in,week out;which plays,arguably,in the best league in the world.

    He isnt the finish article yet but we have watched him grow and improve game after game.so he is a good fit for the Super eagles right now.especially when most of our wingers aren’t doing that exceptional,(Onyekuru aside).infact,Kelechi is digressing. So why can’t he fill that void? What do we have to lose?

    For me,and most,he had a good game against Uganda.infact when he was subbed,he had an ovation from the Asaba fans; i should know ,cause i watched the match.
    Yes,he has no assist or goals for both the eagles and U23 teams,in fact,he rarely gives an assist or goals for villareal but what matters is his all round play and his contributions to the game.his movement,his concentration,that is what is vital in a game sometimes.
    Sometimes the best player in the field dont necessarily score a goal or give an assist.what matters is how his all round play helps his team and affects the game positively.
    I think Samuel Chukwueze has done well in this regard.
    I dont know about the future but it is a good thing football is played in the present and right now Samuel is good enough for the Super Eagles.
    We dont know if he is going to score if he goes to the Afcon,like wise,we dont know if he is going score the winning goal that lift us the cup. There are a lot of things we dont know aboutthr future,but we do know this,at present,Chukuweze is doing good.

    The U20 would cope without him.if they dont,then the coaches didnt do their home work and it is our loss,we wait till next time.
    But for us,we should be going to the Afcon with our best legs and if Chukwueze is one of our best legs,he should be in that list.

    Well,this is just our opinions but i really hope the coach picks him for the Afcon.i am a big fan of his.
    But if he doesn’t make the Afcon.i would still be a fan…

     
  • Ayphillydegreat 4 months ago

    According to various hints, Chukwueze may likely go to both tournaments. The U20 ends on June 15 depending on how far the FlyingEagles can go, while the AFCON begins 6 days later. Since he’s most likely going to be an impact player for the SuperEagles and being a young player he can still navigate both tournaments.

    If I have to choose one though I think he should go to the U20 WorldCup since he’s within the age bracket. Bar any unforeseen circumstances the likes of Musa, Onyekuru, Kalu, Simon or Iwobi are ahead of Samu at the moment based on experience and pedigree. If you add the possibility of calling up Iheanacho, Success or Even Victor Moses if he decides to go to Egypt then Chukwueze can only join the SuperEagles at this time for the experience which is ok if Villarreal allows him participate in both tournaments. 

    I’m optimistic that we have enough fire power in the SuperEagles that can deliver without the need of Chukwueze at this time. Our likely strikers Ighalo, Osimhen, Onuachu, Simy have about 60 goals between them so far this season. I think Samu is more needed by the FlyingEagles than the SuperEagles. The one player who I think can add real value to the SuperEagles in Egypt is Dennis Bonaventure. That guy  can solve SuperEagles Attacking Midfield dilemmas if given more look in. I will also like Azubuike Okechukwu in the provisional list to add more competition to the DM. 

     
  • Proudly 9ja 4 months ago

    I appreciate what all the humble forumites have said, there are valid points on either side of d aisle depending on where u stand. My number worry is dat if for any reason Samu does not live up to our expectation or he makes a mistake like Kele did against Man city I hope he doesn’t get crucified like kele is being crucified at d moment. Guys, I watched Samu play against Real and he was d best player bar none on d pitch, he almost broke Marcelo’s ankle with his leg overs. He is a great addition to any team he plays for. If anyone watched that game which I blif most of us did, if I were GR I will build my team around dis guy, he is constantly looking to get d ball unlike some players who hide behind defenders. He was everywhere dat day, left, right and middle. Our creative burden should be left to him and iwobi, these are 2 guys not shy of d responsible. They will always seek d ball and dribble if need be or give d incisive pass when required to. I understand that d 2 tournaments are close together and d club could be excused for ASKING NOT DEMANDING that Samu picks either u20 or afcon but I think the club is setting a precedence and if our FA don’t let them know that we are in d right then there is a big chance it might happen again. He might be asked to pick u23 or afcon etc. So imho I blif d NFF though important to have a good relationship with clubs our players play for, they should also be bold enough to call out d clubs when d clubs are in d wrong, which I think Villareal in this case are in d wrong. Adisboy, I get ur point but I still blif if Samu wasn’t a 9ja player they won’t ask dat he do dat but that’s just me. The next thing villareal would do now if Samu does play in both is to threaten him of playing time at d club but blif me if they do d villareal fans who rise up. I have no problem with him playing at d afcon though but if he really wants d world to really take note of him (even though he is currently ranked 12th in d world in terms of young talent) I blif d u20 is better for me. Sorry for beating d dead horse.

    proudly 9ja

     
  • greenturf 4 months ago

    Chukwueze is better off playing for the youth team.Poland is just a couple of weeks from hosting the world at under 20 world cup and the likes of Chukwueze is expected to be one of the stars of the tournament.
    Since he is a bit part player for the super eagles despite his eye catchy performances for Villarreal,in that case the under 20 would provide better opportunities for him to display his wares plus having more global viewing than the afcon.

     
    • Adisboy 4 months ago

      Greenturf, id like to correct a misconception that the U20 World Cup has a more global viewing than the AFCON. That is clearly not the case. The AFCON has a far greater global viewing audience than the U20 World Cup. If you doubt me for instance check Eurosport coverage (covering Western Europe), they are the official broadcasters of FIFA youth tournaments in Europe, they are showing less than 40% of the games live but in the case of the AFCON, 100% coverage and i mean every single game including Madagascar vs Burundi. Also there are highlights on UK terrestial TV of the AFCON but absolutely nothing on the U20s. Here in the UK, nobody has a clue about the U20s but they know that there’s an AFCON in June, especially supporters of premier league clubs. So Chukwueze would clearly have more global exposure at the AFCON.

       
    • Glory 4 months ago

      Well said @greenhurf. I hv rested my case on this issue. The choice is Chuzee to make. But I see the selfish hand of those greedy agents be it directly or indirectly, in all these clamour for Chuzee not to go to the u-20 world Cup. They are more concerned about Chuzee acquiring that 75% international appearance for d senior national team so he can be eligible to play in England instead of putting d players interest first. Rohr is most likely not gonna give him regular games while he is sure to be a super regular for d u-20.

       
  • Mr Hush 4 months ago

    The question is…

    If you have to chose which to win,(although,I wish we can win both),wish of the tournament would you prefer Nigeria wins,and you can only pick one?

    The Afcon or the U20?

    And no sitting on the fence…

     
  • All day I will prefer Afcon trophy over under 20 trophy.

    That, if may humbly interject, is not the question here.

    I will rather sit down in my living room and watch Chukwueze razzle and dazzle in Under-20 football rather than see him as a (potential) bit-part player in Afcon.

    As things stands, Chukwueze is a sure banker starter in Under 20 and I can bet that he will have an impact in Poland.

    Yes, he is playing in the second best league in the world, he may yet find the demands of African football a different proposition.

    We have wingers who have excelled in the demands that African football brings.

    Moses Simon : at least 2 goals and strong showings against African oppositions including current champions Cameroon

    Musa: needs no introduction

    Iwobi: thorn in the flesh of Zambians.

    Kalu: Irrepressible against African opponents.

    Onyekuru: has a lot to offer going forward.

    Iheanacho: (I am only just pulling legs adding his name to the mix – I still love him though).

    With all these experienced wingers, it will be a crime to drop any of them for Chukwueze if they are in tip top form.

    For all his fantastic season, Chukwueze still has to earn the right to displace any of the highly experienced (admittedly less exciting) wingers ahead of him in the national team.

    He should have no such problems in Aigbohun’s team where he is expected to walk straight into the squad and blow all oppositions away (easily) in Poland.

     
  • Mr Hush 4 months ago

    @deo
    Thanks for the honest answer.
    And I do understand your interjection;
    But permit me to humbly state that the question asked is intermittently connected to the subject matter here;
    Chukwueze for u20 or Afcon?
    Why?
    You would agree with me we need to go to the Afcon with our best legs;
    And I know you would also agree with me that Chukwueze is one of our best legs at the moment.

    And I understand your call for Samu to be part of the U20,and forgive me if I am too forward,but I think you want us to win the U20 at all cost. 
    Don’t get me wrong,I want the same.i presume, like every Nigerian.
    But the difference is, at what cost?
    I always think Ahead.
    I know the U20 was basically created for developmental purposes; and development I got stages.1,2,3,4,5…forgive me,the U20 is level 2 but Samu is in level 3 ,A+ level 3, if I might add.cause la liga says so..
    Why then do we push him back.

    Now to those you chose ahead of him;

    Moses Simon: great player.lots of potential.but bro,have you watch levante this season. Yeah yeah,he scored against Seychelles,even the Zulus  scored against Seychelles.and I say that with all respect to my SA brothers,(even if they don’t deserve it)

    He is clearly not the same man in Ghent ,he hasn’t fully recovered from his form before his injury, (that’s why he didn’t go to the World Cup); to the man he is right now in Levante.for crying out loud,he has been converted to a wing back to just acclimated him,and so the club can count their losses.
    He is no better than Chukwueze at the moment.forget his  past record.that is past.Simon is good.He needs to bring the past to now and the future.we need him,he is good,but to say he is better right now than Chukwueze,is…..
    Musa: no introduction. But no one is saying Chukwueze would display Musa .he is the presiding captain of the team and still valuable, but just..cAuse he is impact is still felt.that doesn’t make him indispensable.He is there based on his form.But this is guy playing in Saudi Arabia..let’s not forget.
    Iwobi: Seriously ,Just Zambia!that didn’t even qualify.Iwobi is good,but seriously!why drop one for the other.they are two different players.

    Kalu: how many African opponents?
    two or three..
    How irrepressible can that be?
    Two matches?
    And yet Samu yardstick is different.
    He played good against Uganda. 
    But I don’t know.you are measuring.

    Onyekuru: this, I won’t deny. He is a monster. He is better than his agent thinks he is;he knows his worth.this is a guy that drives the galastaray fans wild.it takes a lot to do that.especially an African.He steps up in the big matches,Fernanbache,Kayresispor,Besiktas..he is loved by his team mates,coaches and the management; more importantly, the FANS.
    Onyekuru can be a superstar in the mold of Mane and Salah,he just needed to keep doing what he is doing.
    So yeah,you got this right.

    Iheanacho: you answered that yourself. Good player.great potential.
    But in his case,it is up to him.
    Everybody knows he has it.
    He was already given it .
    Now he messed it.
    So him alone can fix it.
    What he did in the past doesn’t matter.
    Cause life lives in the present.
    And that’s how it goes.
    Unfair.yes.
    But we live through unfair.that is what drives us.

    And with all the aforementioned wingers,how much can experience help us now,when they are lost in the body.
    The spirt is willing but the body says no.

    Chukwueze has already earned the right.he plays for Villarreal in the Spanish la liga.
    What more right does he need?
    Do you think devaluing yourself makes you better?
    Then you don’t know your worth.
    Every great thing starts in the mind,if don’t try you never know.
    You are just looking at things in the negative angle.
    Everyone else has failed,so that means he would fail too.
    Why? Cause he is too young!
    For crying out loud;
    Age is a thing of the mind.
    Maturity supersedes numbers.
    You don’t have to work forever,to be number one.
    Ask Rooney,Pele,Raul,Casillas, Eto, C Ronaldo, Best, Amunike
    Why?none of this great,
    Played U20.
    They knew their worth and was drafted to the the national team and became world beaters..

    Give the kid a chance 
    If he fails at the national team.
    We know we tried.
    If he succeeds.
    Then we tried..

     
  • Mr Hush 4 months ago

    Forgive my typos..
    Hope we can be able to read between the lines.
    I try as much as my phone makes me

     
    • Okay! okay! okay! you win hands down.

      But, if Chukwueze goes to the Afcon and fumbles, I chase you to the ends of the earth.

      I know where you live 🙂

       
  • Mr Hush 4 months ago

    @deo

    Hahaha

    For my sake,
    I hope he doesn’t fumble..