Former Nigeria international goalkepper Emmanuel Babayaro questioned the rationale behind the constant invitation of FC Ifeanyi Ubah shot stopper Ikechukwu Ezenwa by Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr.
Ezenwa has been called up by Rohr to the team in their last three games but the former Nigeria U-20 shot stopper is yet to man the post in any of the Eagles games, even when they had crisis in the department.
Rohr went for Daniel Akpeyi ahead of Ezenwa even though the Chippa United ace was handed a late call up before the 3-1 win over Algeria in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers.
Akpeyi was once again picked ahead of Ezenwa in the recent friendly game against Senegal despite arriving London, the venue of the game few hours before kick off as opposed to Ezenwa who came in far ealier.
Babayaro says judging by the action of the Franco-German coach, it’s clear to see Rohr doesn’t rate Ezenwa but somebody within the corridors of Nigeria’s football is trying to force Ezenwa on the manager.
” Look we know how this country (Nigeria) works, It’s crystal clear Ezenwa is not the type of goalkepper Rohr likes else he would have given him a chance in one of their games during the goalkepper crisis”, Babayaro told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” Ezenwa with all due respect is a good goalkepper in his own right but probably not the type Rohr fancies. Right now, we should be asking to know who is trying to force Ezenwa on Rohr”.