SHOCKER: Rohr Calls Up Victor Osimhen, Drops Esiti And Igiebor, Obaboana On Standby For Algeria Tie


Ahead of Nigeria’s Russia World Cup 2018 qualifiers game against Algeria, can reveal more shock names included by manager Gernot Rohr for the November 12 tie in Uyo.


Once again, the ever reliable Muyiwa Lawal, whose twitter handle goes by the name @muyiwalawal, revealed to the changes made to the list by the German coach.

Gent of Belgium powerhouse Anderson Esiti and Maccabi Tel Aviv midfielder Nosa Igiebor have both been dropped with the manager handing a recall to John Ogu, who has been in fine form for Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

” Apparently Rohr wasn’t satisfied by Esiti in the game against Zambia and Nosa has not truly lived up to expectation, the two times he has been called up. They are both not in the list but I can confirm to you that John Ogu made the list” @muyiwalawal said in a chat.

He also revealed that Wolfsburg super teen Victor Osimhen was handed a shock recall by the coach after missing out on selection for the previous tie against Zambia in Ndola.

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Meanwhile Godfrey Obaboana has been placed on standby as Rohr is yet to decide between the Turkish based central defender and Granada of Spain Uche Agbo.