2019 AFCON qualifier : Rohr drops Moses, Ideye, Ighalo

Posted on Jun 1 2017 - 2:39am by admin

• As Eagles combat Togo’s Hawks in Paris

via Chidera Akalonu

Nigeria and Chelsea of England forward Victor Moses has been not noted of the tremendous Eagles squad in order to face Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the AFCON 2019 qualifier billed for the Nest of Champions in Uyo on the tenth of June.
Eagles boss, Gernot Rohr also disregarded China-primarily based Odion Ighalo and Brown Ideye, in addition to MFM’s FC duo of Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatunbosun within the listing released the day gone by.
Rohr alternatively incorporated Zamalek defender Maroof Youssef within the squad mainly to ease the left full again problems with the group. Akwa United striker Alhassan Ibrahim used to be the one residence primarily based outfield player in the record launched by using the Franco-German tutor.
Chelsea’s Victor Moses was the largest casualty because the wingback who lately received married was once excluded, related because the China based totally tremendous Eagles trio of Brown Ideye, Odion Ighalo and captain John Obi Mikel although he is injured. additionally incorporated in the squad is KAS Eupen’s striker, Henry Onyekuru and 18-year-old Victor Osimhen.
in the meantime, The Nigeria soccer Federation (NFF) has assured avid gamers primarily based in China that they are still part of future plans, regardless of none being included in tutor Gernot Rohr’s squad to face South Africa.
“The season in China remains to be ongoing and it’s going to be an aggravating ride,” staff spokesman Toyin Ibitoye advised BBC sport.
“coach Rohr has made up our minds to maintain religion with the strikers he’s been working with in France for just about ten days now but those players in China are nonetheless part of the squad.”
in the meantime, the super Eagles will today, take the pitch against the Hawks of Togo in a global friendly in Paris.
teach Gernot Rohr is the usage of the game, identical to last Friday’s session against Corsica Island in Ajaccio, as training for the clash in opposition to South Africa.
The match against the Hawks will be played on the Stade Municipal de Saint Leu La Foret, Paris ranging from 7pm (6pm Nigeria time).

Nigeria squad:
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah), Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)
Defenders: William Troost-Ekong (KAA Gent, Belgium), Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus), Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands), Elderson Echiejile (carrying Gijon, Spain), Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal), Maroof Yusuf (Zamalek, Egypt), Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor, Turkey)
Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester metropolis, England), Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal), John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel), Mikel Agu (Vitoria Setubal, Portugal), Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United FC), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester city, England), Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester city, England), Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium), Henry Onyekuru (KAS Eupen, Belgium), Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg, Germany), Olanrewaju Kayode (Austria Vienna, Austria), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal, England).


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