Why Rohr Called Up Youngsters Osimhen, Awaziem, Ebuehi & Sarenren-Bazee For March Friendly


The reason behind the shock omission of some senior players of the Nigeria national team from the list of players for Nigeria’s friendly tie against Senegal and Burkina Faso has generated lot of talks.

Owngoalnigeria.com gathered from sources close to the German coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr, that some senior players were omitted as the coach wants to give opportunity to the young players at his disposal.

The need to give opportunity to players like Chidozie Awaziem was partly the reason why Rizespor’s Godfrey Obaboana was omitted in favour of the FC Porto defender.

Victor Osimhen was preferred ahead of the likes of Anthony Nwakaeme who is the top scorer in Israel where he plays for Hapoel Be’er Sheva, while Isacc Success has always been in the plans of the manager.

” This is a friendly game, and the manager wants to see the young players he has been monitoring for a while. We have to give them the chance to stake their claims for shirt. It’s just so normal”, the source told Owngoalnigeria.com.