Victor Anichebe has been handed a lifeline by manager of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr, who will meet with the Sunderland forward in England to hold talks with him over his international career with Nigeria.
Rohr confirmed that he will be visiting London to meet with the father of Chelsea teen defender Ola Aina over the player’s international future. He will also meet up with Anichebe according to reports exclusively gathered by Owngoalnigeria.com.
In 2013, Anichebe put his international career with Nigeria on hold, citing neglect after picking up an injury during one of the team’s game. He however made a u-turn a year later but his patchy club form denied him any chance of a recall.
Before putting his international career on hold he played 11 games for Nigeria and scored four goals, no thanks to injuries which restricted him to few games for his club West Brom before he was released at the end of the season,
The Sunderland forward has experienced an upturn in fortunes since his move to the Stadium of light, where David Moyes the man who gave him his breakthrough at Everton is coach.
He scored his first goal in over a year in the English Premier League shortly before the league went on break for international games, netting in the 2-1 win over Bournemouthm.