Ujah Fails Audition In Front Of Rohr, Leon Balogun Shines In Mainz 05 Win Over Hertha Berlin


The chances of Mainz 05 forward Anthony Ujah earning a recall to the Super Eagles was reduced yesterday after his cameo appearance in their 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin.


Ujah was pencilled down for ‎further assessment by coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr with yesterday’s game part of the games the coach plan to use in assessing the forward following his return to Europe.

However he was introduced late into the game, and didn’t even have a feel of the ball before the final whistle was blown to bring the game to an end, and that could possibly end his dreams of a national team recall as Rohr who is in Germany saw the game.

In the same game Super Eagles reliable defender Leon Balogun made a rare start for Mainz 05 and posted a strong performance despite picking up a booking three minutes after the half hour mark.

Balogun has been in and out of the line up at Mainz 05 with many suggesting his contract issues at the club, where he will be able to walk away as a free agent in the summer the reason behind his not too active role at the club.

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German born Nigerian defender Jordan Torunarigha was also on show for Hertha Berlin but couldn’t stop his side from suffering a 0-2 defeat. He is a German youth international but he qualifies to represent Nigeria through his father Ojokojo Torunarigha.

Osas Mahawi