South African based journalist Robert Sinkala who works for the state radio in South Africa has advised coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr to call up Chippa United skipper James Okwuosa, when Nigeria take on Cameroon next year.
Nigeria will clash with Cameroon in September for the leadership position of group B of the CAF World Cup 2018 qualifiers, and Sinkala believes that Okwuosa could be useful for Nigeria against the physical Cameroonians.
Okwuosa last invitation to the Super Eagles was under coach Stephen Keshi, since then the former Enugu Rangers captain who has been playing in South Africa since 2012 has not been called up.
James believes he has shown consistency over the past season to command an invitation to the Super Eagles particularly has he has improved in some certain aspect of his game.
” He is very strong and good in the air. His strength is extra ordinary, something that I believe will aid Nigeria’s chances against Cameroon if he is called up”, Sinkala told Owngoalnigeria while assessing the talents of the 26 year old.
” He has the ability to knock opponents off the ball with ease, and his usage of the ball has greatly improved this season. I will say he belongs to the league of top five defenders we have in the league”.