Exclusive – Rohr Calls Up Nigeria U20 Defender Valentine Ozornwafor To Super Eagles Squad For Seychelles Tie


Head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has picked Nigeria U20 defender Valentine Ozornwafor in his squad for the dead rubber AFCON 2019 Qualifiers tie against Seychelles next month, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.


Ozornwafor impressed Rohr with the way he marshalled the defence of Nigeria at the recently concluded Africa U20 Cup of Nations where Nigeria finished fourth after losing 3-5 on penalties to South Africa in the third place match.

Despite the overall poor performance of Nigeria at the tournament, Rohr was impressed with how Ozornwafor performed in all of the games he played for Nigeria at the tournament and told the handlers of the team of his plan to call him up for the Seychelles game.

The Enyimba defender who made the CAF Best XI of the tournament alongside captain Ikouwem Udoh Utin will train with the team next month when they resuming camping for the final game of the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers and also the friendly game against Egypt.