Coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr says the defensive issues of the senior Nigeria national team is a thing of the past as they gear up for the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers and the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers.
Rohr has kept faith with the duo of William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun in the Eagles central defence since taking over as coach of the team, although Kenneth Omeruo paired Ekong in Zambia , when the Eagles defeated the Chipolopolo 2-1 in Ndola.
Since then Omeruo has reverted to a new role as the right back of the team, and Rohr speaking after the game against Senegal dismissed any fear regarding his defence.
” We don’t have problems in defence, but the only problem we have is some players who started today’s game ( against Senegal) are not playing for their teams in Europe”, Rohr told Owngoalnigeria.com in London.
” Leon Balogun is not playing for Mainz 05, Ekong is also not playing very much for Gent, It’s the same problem with Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa at Man City and Leicester City.
” That is the only problem I think we have for now. The defence is okay but we keep working to make it better game after game”.
* Michael James