Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has revealed his doubts over the fitness of shot stopper Ikechukwu Ezenwa ahead of Nigeria’s World Cup 2018 qualifiers tie against Algeria.
Ezenwa has been deputy to first choice goalkepper Carl Ikeme in the first two games of the manager, and in the absence of the Wolverhampton Wanderers shot stopper many people expected the FC Ifeanyi Uba man to be in goal.
However Rohr appears to be leaning towards either Daniel Akpeyi or Dele Alampasu citing the lack of fitness of Ezenwa as a reason why he might not feature him against Algeria.
” I am confident in all three goalkeppers in camp. Akpeyi is playing regularly and so too Alampasu. I went to Lagos (Federation Cup Final) to see Ezenwa play but he was Cup ties. I’ve never seen him play a game live”. He said.
While defending his decision not to include home based players in his team. The German coach maintained his stand on their lack of match sharpness since the Nigeria League is on break.
” I maintain I cannot feature players who have stayed six weeks without action. It’s unfortunate but that’s how it is”.