Doubts Surround Inclusion Of Echiejile, Ighalo, Akpeyi & Onazi In Rohr’s List For AFCON 2019 Qualifiers


There are genuine signs that coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr will leave out some players when the team converged for the 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers against Seychelles.


Nigeria will take on Seychelles on the 7th of September and Rohr is expected to make his squad for the game known two weeks before the away tie in Victoria, where Nigeria will be looking to get their campaign back on track after losing their opening game 0-2 to South Africa.

The Franco-German coach of the Nigerian team will not call up some players who were part of his team at the World Cup as he continue the process of building a solid team for the Super Eagles .

Tipped to be axed are the quartet of Elderson Echiejile, Odion Ighalo, Ogenyi Onazi and Daniel Akpeyi, gathered from a source close to the coach who is back in Nigeria for preparations for the clash against Seychelles.

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” I think some players who went to the World Cup without making an appreciable impact won’t be in the team. Particularly the likes of Echiejile, Akpeyi, Ighalo and Onazi. We’ll know more when the list is released two weeks to the game”, he told

Ade Emmanuel