Super Eagles coach Rohr reveals players that will feature in friendly match


Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said that he will field players that did not feature against South Africa, when they play Uganda in an international friendly on Tuesday in Asaba, Delta state.

Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze, was one of the players expected to make his debut for Nigeria against the Bafana Bafana last Saturday.

Chukwueze was listed among the substitutes for the game, but the 19-year-old was an unused substitute, even though he was sent out to warm up at a point.

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Rohr instead brought on Henry Onyekuru, ‎Isaac Success and Semi Ajayi, as the Eagles held on for a 1-1 draw in Johannesburg.

“When you play the 3-5-2 formation you have your front two (Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho) running all game and they get tired most times, so we have to take them off and introduce players who can offer us same upfront.

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“Iwobi was ‎also tired and Ajayi came in to protect the result for us. In our next game we will try some players who didn’t get to play and also those who didn’t make the bench,” the German explained.


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