An explanation regarding the inclusion of Alhassan Ibrahim popularly referred to as Mu’azam has been provided by a close aid to the coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr.
Mu’azam was the only homebased outfield player retained by the manager in the list released yesterday with Sikiru Olatubosun and Stephen Odey failing to win the heart of the Franco-German coach of the team.
Owngoalnigeria.com gathered from a source close to the coach that the Akwa United forward was by far one of the impressive players in training especially in the role behind the main striker.
He earned a spot in the team thanks to his superb showing against Corsica where he came close to scoring, and was heavily involved in most of the build up of the team for the period he was on the pitch.
However his biggest battle will come in the next few days when competition for shirts becomes fierce ahead of the naming of the 18 man matchday squad for the 10th of June AFCON 2019 Qualifiers against South Africa.