Rohr Reveals Discussion With Salisu Yusuf On Stephen Odey Super Eagles Chances


The cry for the inclusion of MFM forward Stephen Odey in the Nigeria National team senior set up has gotten to the ears of the coach of the team Gernot Rohr.


Odey has scored 12 goals in 11 games this season after 14 rounds of games in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), a record that which many felt should give him a shot at the Super Eagles.

Rohr maintained his unbeaten run as coach of the Super Eagles after Kelechi Iheanacho penalty goal eight minute from time help them draw 1-1 against the Teranga Lions of Senegal in a friendly in London.

Speaking at the post match conference, Rohr revealed that one of his assistants Salisu Yusuf has told him about the form of Odey , and they are monitoring him ahead of future games.

The German Nigerian coach however said it’s not going to be a straight forward decision to call Odey up, as the team is currently pack filled with lot of options in attack.

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He listed new boys Isaac Success, Olarenwaju Kayode and Joel Noah Sarenren Bazee as some of the players he has in his team who can compliment his preferred options upfront.

According to Rohr, Odey will get his opportunity but for now, the above mentioned players are ahead of him in the pecking order of the Super Eagles.
*Michael James reporting from London.