Omeruo On Standby As Rohr Calls Up Leon Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Awaziem For WCQ


Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has shown his confidence in Nantes of France fast rising defender Chidozie Awaziem by including him in the squad for their next World Cup Qualifiers.


Awaziem has been officially contacted by the Nigeria Football Federation ‎(NFF) for the back to back World Cup 2018 Qualifiers clash against Cameroon next month, can exclusively reveal.

The 20 year old who has made himself a firm fans favourite at Nantes this season after just two games will have another chance to represent Nigeria after his competitive debut in the 0-2 loss to South Africa.

Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun and newly signed on Bursaspor hard man William Troost-Ekong are the other central defenders pencilled down for the game against Cameroon.

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has been placed on standby by the Franco-German coach who will only include the 23 year old if he finds a club and gain match fitness before the game.

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Omeruo has not played in any high profile game since returning back to Chelsea from his loan spell with Turkish side Alanyaspor. He is presently training with the U18s of the English Champions as he is not in the first team plans of coach Antonio Conte.

Osas Mahawi