AFCON: Ex-Super Eagles midfielder lauds Rohr’s list against Sierra Leone

first_img Loading… Adepoju told brila that the players called up ‘are good enough’ to beat any team. Eagles’ Head Coach, had on Wednesday released a 23-man list of players for the upcoming 2021 AFCON Qualifier against Sierra Leone in Asaba. ‘I think it’s a very good list of players, they are all doing very well in their various clubs,’ He said. ”The lads on the list merit their invitation to the team. Read Also:Babayaro queries Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment The Super Eagles of Nigeria are currently topping Group L in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers with six points after two games. For the game, Rohr recalled Iheanacho who has been in and out of the squad since he was dropped from the AFCON 2019 squad. The 23-year-old is now back after his resurgence with the Foxes. Since December 2019, the forward has been a regular for Brendan Rodgers’ side and has scored some important goals. Also in the squad is Belgian-born Dessers who is currently the highest goalscorer in the Dutch Eredivisie where he plays for Heracles Almelo. Born in Belgium to a Belgian father and Nigerian mother, the 25-year-old acquired his Nigerian passport to be available for selection. He will follow in the footstep of the likes of Ola Aina, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo and Tyronne Ebeuhi as players who were born in foreign countries but later got their Nigerian passport to be eligible to play for Nigeria. There are regulars in Rohr’s 24-man squad including captain Ahmed Musa, his vice, Troost-Ekong and others including Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Aribo, Victor Osimhen etc. Germany –based defender Kingsley Ehizibue who plays for FC Koln is another first-timer in the squad. The Super Eagles are the leaders in Group L of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers after two consecutive wins over Republic of Benin and Lesotho. Victories in the doubleheader will guarantee Nigeria a spot at the 33rd AFCON scheduled for Cameroon in 2021. All invited players are to report in the Delta State capital on Monday, March 23. Full SquadGoalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany) Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Wigan Athletic, England); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Kingsley Ehizibue (FC Koln, Germany) Midfielders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Etebo Oghenekaro (Getafe FC, Spain); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain) Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyril Dessers (Heracles Almelo, The Netherlands); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France) FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ex-international, Mutiu Adepoju, has lauded the calibre of players Gernot Rohr invited for the Super Eagles clash against Sierra Leone in the AFCON 2021 qualifier. Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The Worldlast_img

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