Rohr Confirms Return Of Ebuehi To Training , Hints At Calling Him Up For Seychelles Tie

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Coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has confirmed the return to training of Nigeria international full back Tyronne Ebuehi after recovering from ankle ligament damage at his new club Benfica.

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Ebuehi joined Benfica in the summer on a free transfer after impressing for Nigeria at the World Cup in Russia but ligament damage during pre season saw him spend six months on the sidelines.

Since then he has not been involved with the senior national team of Nigeria but according to Rohr, the Dutch-Nigerian is fit but not enough to engage in competitive football yet.

The coach however hinted that the 23 year old will likely make the squad for the next AFCON 2019 Qualifiers against Seychelles base on his recovery before the game next month.

“Our programme all the time is to improve the level of our Super Eagles and to respect what they are doing in the clubs.

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“It is a moment to monitor our players to see if they are fit and of course have some news also from our injured players.

“Like Tyron, who is in the training again but he can’t start playing; also Ahmed Musa who has an injury at the moment.

“The match against Seychelles is not easy because everybody believes it will be won easily. That is dangerous and is a trap sometimes”, the coach said in Abuja.