Super Eagles latest invitee Tyroone Ebuehi says Super Eagles assistant coach Salisu Yusuf convinced him to play for the Super Eagles, as opposed to some reports in Nigeria crediting coach Gernot Rohr over his decision to play for Nigeria ahead of the Netherlands.
Ebuehi initially turned down the chance to represent Nigeria,when he was called up for the Super Eagles World Cup 2018 qualifiers game against Algeria, insisting on focusing on his club career.
However he has confirmed that he will play for Nigeria in their upcoming friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London later in the month.
According to the player, Yusuf who is one of the assistant coach of Rohr helped him in making up his mind about playing for the Super Eagles owing to his fatherly advice and support.
Ebuehi revealed that even when he opt out of the Algeria game when he was first invited, Yusuf kept on making him see reasons why he should play for Nigeria ahead of the Netherlands.
The highly rated defender thanked the manager for his support and vow to put in his best as payback in the test games against Senegal and Burkina Faso.