Babayaro Backs Rohr On Decision To Drop Omeruo – He Hasn’t Improve Since 2013


The decision by coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr to drop on loan Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo from the list of players for their upcoming World Cup 2018 Qualifiers clash against Zambia has been backed by Emmanuel Babayaro.


Omeruo was placed on standby by the manager when his list for the Eagles last game against Cameroon was released ‎, but this time around his name was conspicuously missing from the squad entirely.

Rohr appears to have settled for Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong as his preferred choice in central defence, while Nantes of France defender Chidozie Awaziem is slowly being groomed as their understudy.

” Rohr is right in dropping Omeruo , he hasn’t improved since 2013. He is still same old Omeruo, and that for now is not good enough for the team of Rohr”, Babayaro told

” The boy from Porto has since moved from the B team to Nantes of France, where he is a regular, now that’s growth. Since Omeruo made his debut for the national team what has changed in his club fortune?.

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” Moving to Chelsea is not entirely a bad decision but not knowing when to leave is where the problem lies, and that’s Omeruo’s biggest problem for now. The various times he has been out on loan, he hasn’t quite progress that much”. Babayaro cocluded

Osas Mahawi