“Oyibo Defence” – Ebuehi’s Capture Helps Rohr Completes A Dream Back Four Of Players With Dual Nationalities


As the Super Eagles of Nigeria rebuilding process continues under manager Gernot Rohr, there are indications that if all goes according to plan, the manager could line up a back four consisting of players with dual nationality for Nigeria.


Rohr has been busy convincing players with dual nationality to switch allegiance to Nigeria, particularly in the defence where they are few options for the coach.

So far the defence has two players with dual nationality in William Troost Ekong, who carries a dutch passport and Leon Balogun who was born in Germany as leaders, with goalkepper Carl Ikeme also carrying a British passport in addition to his green passport.

Dutch Nigerian defender Tyrone Ebuehi has agreed to switch nationality to Nigeria after initially asking for more time to focus on his club career.

Russian born Nigerian defender Brian Idowu was a late omission from the squad for the last World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Algeria, no thanks to issues bothering on securing a Nigerian passport.


Hungarian Nigerian Kenneth Otigba is also set to be given the chance he has been craving for a very long time by Rohr, who will visit Turkey and run the rule on the 24 year old, who plays for Kasimpasa.

All of the above mentioned players are for now, the options coach Rohr is looking at and if he succeeds, it is very possible for Nigeria to line up a back four of players with dual nationality including goalkepper.