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Allow Rohr To Recall Ighalo, Udeze tells NFF

By Alex Monye
30 October 2021   |   3:33 am
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has says the Super Eagles list for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Liberia in Morocco on November 11, and against Cape Verde on November 14 will be out next week.

Ighalo REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has says the Super Eagles list for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Liberia in Morocco on November 11, and against Cape Verde on November 14 will be out next week.

Speaking to The Guardian yesterday, Super Eagles Media Officer, Femi Raji noted that Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is working round the clock to pick the best players for the World Cup qualifiers.

He also added that the news around the invitation of Odion Ighalo to the Super Eagles fold remains speculations until Rohr releases the official list of players for the World Cup qualifiers next week.

Meanwhile, former Super Eagles defender, Ifeanyi Udenze has called on football-loving Nigerians to stop critising Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr on his intention to bring back Odion Ighalo to the squad ahead of next month Nigeria versus Liberia World Cup qualifier.

Udeze stated that at this point, Rohr needs to be encouraged to carry out any experiment he wants to do with the Super Eagles to avoid giving any excuse if he fails with the Eagles in the World Cup qualifiers and next year’s Nations Cup in Cameroon.

He declared that Rohr is an experienced coach who knows the best tactics and players to use to get a good result in his team.

“For me, I am not against Rohr for his intention to call back Ighalo to the Super Eagles. He is the coach of the team and anything he wants to do with the Eagles, the NFF should allow him so that the coach will not complain and blames anybody if he fails with the team.

It is quit unfortunate that the coach is still relying on a retired player to boost the attack line of the Eagles, when there are so many young Nigeria players active in soccer. If Ighalo will give him the result he needs at the end of the day, it is fine. NFF should give him free hands to handle the Eagles,” he said.