Super Eagles Coach Rohr Speaks On Hungarian-Nigerian Defender Otigba & Ebuehi’s Saga


As part of his plans to make the Super Eagles a force to be reckoned with in Africa, coach Gernot Rohr has revealed his plans for the Nigerian duo of Kenneth Otigba and Tyronne Ebuehi.


The duo are eligible for other nations with Ebuehi who is eligible for the Dutch national team, turning down an invitation to be part of the Nigerian team for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Algeria in Uyo on the 12th of November.

Otigba on his part, is keen to hear from Rohr as he reportedly turned down a chance to team up with the Hungarian national team even though he is eligible to play for them, as he has his sight on the Nigerian team.

” He (Ebuehi) said yes he will play for Nigeria when we first approached him, but his agent made some observations regarding his young career.

” His agent did not want him to come yet because he still has a long way to go as regard his club career. He has only played four, five games for the first team of ADO Den Haag, so it’s best he focus on his club for now.

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” I spoke with his parents and they also want him to come and play for Nigeria. He will play for Nigeria when next we call him up” He said.

On Otigba, the German coach confirmed he is well aware of his abilities but for now, he has defenders who are ahead of him in the pecking order.

” Otigba plays in Turkey for Kasimpasa, we are aware of him and monitoring him as well. For now we are well stocked in that area, but in the future he will definately get a look in” He concluded.