Former Nigeria international goalkepper Emmanuel Babayaro has taken a swipe at Gernot Rohr over his choice of goalkeppers for the upcoming friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso.
Rohr selected three goalkeppers in Carl Ikeme, Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa but Babayaro questions the rationale behind their selection.
” I understand Carl Ikeme is the undisputed first choice of the team for now. He truly deserve it, no doubt about that as he is a cultured goalkepper with tremendous abilities”, Babayaro told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” However I have a problem with his choice of back ups. Akpeyi is same age as Ikeme, they are both 30 years old, let us even excuse that, but Ezenwa who is third choice is 28.
” You can’t have three goalkeppers who are almost of same age bracket as first, second and third choice, It’s so normal to have a much younger shot stopper as third choice. Am disappointed Rohr didn’t think about the future in his selection”.