Rio 2016 Ace Etebo Is Super Eagles Joker For Algeria Tie- Rohr Explains Why He Is Starting


The inclusion of Oghenekaro Etebo in the Super Eagles line up for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers clash against Algeria came as a surprise to many followers of the Nigerian team.

Etebo was among the three changes made by the coach from the team that defeated Zambia 2-1 in Ndola, with William Troost Ekong and Victor Moses also coming into the starting line up.

The trio took the place of Moses Simon, Brown Ideye and Wilfred Ndidi with Daniel Akpeyi coming in between the sticks for the injured Carl Ikeme, who is the team regular first choice shot stopper.

On Etebo’s inclusion coach Rohr exclusively explained to, that the CD Feirense forward merited his spot in the team based on his performances in training, plus he will be effective to the tactics the Eagles want to use against Algeria.

” He is very quick, Etebo will be our quick link from midfield to attack due to his pace. He will cover up the space we expect to have in the midfield. In training he was very good as well” He explained.

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” Aside all of what he will add to the team, individually he also has goals in him. He is very good in getting into goal scoring position, we saw a lot of it for the U-23s during Rio 2016 and the CAF U-23s”.