Despite calls from most Nigerians on coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr to include the top scorer in the Nigeria Professional League Stephen Odey in his plans, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal some other plays are well ahead of him.
A source close to the coach revealed, there are about three players, the coach plan to call up to the team for their next friendly games before the AFCON 2019 qualifiers game against South Africa.
Odey who has 13 goals for modest side MFM FC who are currently pushing for the league title in Nigeria is surprisingly not on the list of the coach potential invitee at least for now.
” Odey is a forward, Super Eagles are well stocked in that department of the pitch although, we still can’t rule out the invitation of new players for some proposed friendly games”, he told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” Presently I know the coach is looking at three players for future invitation, and they are all forwards. Henry Onyekuru of Eupen, Samuel Kalu of Gent and Kingsley Ehizibue who can also operate as a forward aside his primary role as a full back.
” These players are almost certain to be picked ahead of Odey. Rohr won’t call up a player for the sake of calling a player, not his way. Odey will have to wait for his time”.
* Osas Mahawi