Owngoalnigeria.com understands that Chelsea loanee Kenneth Omeruo, is currently not one of the players new coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr is keen on having for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers which starts in October.
We gathered Kano Pillars Ace Jamiu Alimi is highly rated by the German coach, who appears to have settled for the central defense partnership of William Troost Ekong and Leon Balogun as his first choice pairing.
Our source said, Rohr watched Alimi during the Nigeria Professional Football League AllStars tour to Spain and was also impressed by what he saw off the former Shooting Stars man in Uyo during training.
” He was very satisfied with the performance of Balogun and Ekong during the game. But in training he commended Alimi very much. I must confess he has made it known that every player must fight to earn a shirt, be you local or foreign base”, a source close to the coach said.
” Back to your question about the chances of Omeruo in the team, he still has a chance but must first of all displaced Alimi, who is, if the truth must be told, ahead of him in the pecking order for now”.
Omeruo recently left Chelsea for newly promoted Turkish side Alanyaspor where he will be on loan for the third consecutive season. He has been one of the main defensive mainstay of the Super Eagles since breaking into the team in 2013.