…As Amuneke throws weight at the back of Eagles teach
by way of George Aluo
One tremendous Eagles player that could jolly smartly overlook about getting a name up for the all –necessary Nigeria, Cameroon Russia 2-18 World Cup qualifier subsequent month is South Africa primarily based keeper, Daniel Akpeyi.
Akpeyi within the absence of injured first choice keeper, Carl Ikeme, used to be in put up ultimate month when the Eagles fell 0-2 to South Africa within the Cameroon 2019 AFCON qualifier.
although Rohr had after the fit did not blame any of his avid gamers for the defeat, a competent Nigeria football Federation (NFF) supply disclosed that Rohr was once not impressed with the efficiency of the keeper and has resolved to drop him.
Our supply, a member of the NFF technical committee disclosed that even if Ikeme fails to soar again, Rohr would fall back on dwelling based totally keepers to prosecute the in shape against Cameroon.
“Rohr was no longer impressed with Akpeyi’s efficiency and he feels now that if there may be any division to look residence ward, it is in the goalkeeping space. each Akpeyi and Dele Alampasu would possibly not get call up for the sport towards Cameroon. The coach is praying for Ikeme to be match for the suit. If he (Ikeme) recovers totally he could be invited alongside two other residence based keepers,” our supply disclosed.
it might be mentioned that Rohr has since been making efforts to get Eagles former first option keeper, Vincent Enyeama alternate his mind and return to the group. Enyeama has however insisted he would now not alternate his decision to stop the Eagles, a choice he took after he was once stripped of the skippers band through former coach, Samson Siasia.
in the meantime, ex-Nigeria international, Emmanuel Amuneke has reiterated his self assurance on tremendous Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr to qualify the group to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation.
The three-time African champions misplaced their opening workforce fixture 2-0 to Bafana Bafana of South Africa on June 10, to sit third on the log in the back of Libya and South Africa.
then again, the 1994 Africa Cup of nations winning member in Tunisia, advised Soccernet.com.ng that Rohr has the potential to qualify Nigeria for the bi-annual event.
“I don’t suppose Nigerians must panic over the group 2-0 lose against South Africa in Uyo making an allowance for the fact that he played the sport with a rather unknown players,” Amuneke stated.
“I believe the super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr should have learnt from the little error that occurred in the fit and will be searching for to redeem his image by way of ensuring the group qualify for the countries Cup in Cameroon.”