Super Eagles Coach Set To Start Work On Defence With Balogun, Omeruo And Ndidi In Focus


n his bid to nip the threat of Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani in the bud, coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr will begin work with the defence of the Nigerian team.


Rohr will from tomorrow take the trio of Leon Balogun, Wilfred Ndidi and Kenneth Omeruo on special defensive drills ahead of the November 12 tie in Uyo.

Injury ruled Balogun out of the 2-1 win over Zambia, and in his absence Omeruo paired with William Troost Ekong but Ekong is yet to arrive camp as at the time of filing in this report putting his participation in tomorrow’s session in doubt.

Ekong is the only centre defender to have played the two competitive game Rohr has handled the Super Eagles, but the experienced duo of Balogun and Omeruo could see him drop out of the starting line up.

Meanwhile Ndidi who played as a right back away in Ndola, will be a part of the session as well as the Genk man who is also comfortable as a central defender or a defensive midfielder is already in camp.