Nigeria Vs South Africa : Arsenal Chuba Akpom In, China Based Odion Ighalo Out Of AFCON 2019 Qualifiers Tie

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According to scoops gathered by Owngoalnigeria.com editorial crew, coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has already drawn out names of players who are most likely going to be in the Super Eagles squad for the AFCON 2019 qualifiers tie against South Africa.

We gathered while there are doubts over Ola Aina making the squad as he is yet to fully commit himself to the Super Eagles of Nigeria, his fellow England youth international Chuba Akpom is set to be included in the squad.

Akpom’s inclusion will most likely come at the expense of Chanchung Yatai of China forward Odion Ighalo who has failed to justify his big money move to China from Watford , as he is yet to find the back of the net for his new side in four games.

Ighalo is on a goal drought which stretches back to his time at Watford, as his last goal came on the 10th of September 2016 where he found the back of the net in a 4-2 win for Watford over West Ham.

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Although Akpom hasn’t fared any better with no goal in the 8 games he has played for his loan side Brighton & Hove Albion, Rohr views the 21 year old as a future prospect who could end up as one of the leaders of the team than Ighalo whose time with the team is coming to an end.
Daniel Martins