Rohr Shuns Ezenwa, Insist On Special Drills For Akpeyi And Uzoho


Two of the three goalkeepers jostling for a spot in the senior national team of Nigeria ahead of their campaign at the World Cup will enjoy the services of coaches of the Nigerian team at their clubs.


Goalkeeper coach of the Super Eagles Alloy Agu will have special drills with Chippa United safe hands Daniel Akpeyi at his base in South Africa, while the Italian foreign goalkeeper trainer of the team Enrico Pionetti will drill Deportivo La Coruna B goalkeeper Francis Odinaka Uzoho in Spain.

The duo were selected for special drills by coach Rohr but goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa of Enyimba wasn’t considered for same due to reasons best known to the technical crew of the Nigerian team‎. Although many believes he is still favourite to be first choice at the World Cup in Russia.

It is the second time that Rohr has posted Pionetti to drill Uzoho who keeps goal for the B team of Spanish LaLiga side Deportivo La Coruna who are campaigning in the third division in Spain.

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All three goalkeepers are presently in the running to pick the three slots available for goalkeepers in the squad of the Nigerian team for the World Cup as Rohr has repeatedly mentioned them as integral members of his World Cup squad.

Michael James