Eagles Goalkeeper Crisis – Orlando Pirates Emmanuel Daniel Placed On Standby By Rohr


In a bid to avoid the drama that made Nigeria to call up an emergency goalkeeper during their last training camp in London, the technical crew of the Super Eagles have placed ex Nigeria U-23 safe hands Emmanuel Daniel on standby.


The Super Eagles are to have a training camp in France later in the month, but there are doubts over the availability of two of their regular shot stoppers for various reasons.

Carl Ikeme is still injured, while second choice shot stopper Daniel Akpeyi might miss the get together due to club engagement, for now only Dele Alampasu and Ikechukwu Ezenwa are sure bet to join the team in France.

Considering the fact that Nigeria will take on Corsica Island in a friendly game on the 26th of May, coach Gernot Rohr feels there’s a need for a third goalkeeper.

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel who has trained with the team in the past has been placed on standby by the technical crew, pending on when they get an update on the fitness of Ikeme.

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Daniel is yet to play a game for Pirates due to registration issues, but Rohr wants to work with almost same pool of players he has worked with in the past, hence his decision to include him in the squad despite his inaction at club level.

Osas Mahawi