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Russian-Nigerian Full Back Idowu To Meet With Gernot Rohr Next Week

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Owngoalnigeria.com has gathered that coach of the Nigeria national team Gernot Rohr will meet with Russian-Nigerian full back Brian Idowu next week to talk him into playing for Nigeria.

Rohr views the 24 year old as one of his options at the full back position which has been problematic for the Super Eagles since he took over as coach of the Nigeria team.

So far he has used four different players at right back in just three games as coach of the Nigeria team, no thanks to Musa Muhammed inactivity with Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir, which has seen Kenneth Omeruo, Wilfred Ndidi and Shehu Abdullahi play there despite the not their preferred role.

Idowu is born in Nigeria to Russian parents, which qualifies him for Russia and Nigeria, but Nigeria appears to have stole a march on Russia with Rohr set to meet with the Amkar Perm man.

Comfortable as a right back or left back, he has in the past confirmed his willingness to switch allegiance to Nigeria if called up by the national team selectors.