Rohr Hints At Eagles Call Up For CHAN Eagles Left Back Ikouwem Udoh, List Out March 7th


The coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr has hinted at a possible invitation for CHAN Eagles left full back Ikouwem Udoh ahead of Nigeria first set of friendly games ahead of the World Cup in March.


Nigeria will take on Poland and Serbia in March in two high profile friendly games, and according to Rohr one player from the CHAN Eagles team ‎that lost 0-4 to Morocco would be in the squad aside goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa.

Ikouwem is reportedly the player in the plans of Rohr following his impressive display for the team after taking over the left back duties from the injured Daniel Itodo ‎.

The 18 year old Enyimba defender won the heart of the coach, who is still searching for more options in the Super Eagles left back position despite having Brian Idowu, Elderson Echiejile and Ola Aina.

According to Rohr there is every likelihood that two player from the CHAN Eagles will make his squad for the friendly game but their identity won’t be made public now, until the list is out.

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” At first we will do a provisional list for the two friendly games in March. I hope that Ezenwa will recover from his knee injury well on time and probably there will be one other player from this team ( CHAN Eagles) that will be invited”, Rohr revealed in a chat with Segun Ogunjimi of Sportinglife newspaper.

” Perhaps one or two of them will have a chance in a friendly. But I cannot announce yet our list for Poland and Serbia now. All of them will be monitored by our staff.

” I am sure by the beginning of March the list of players invited to play the Poland and Serbia friendlies will be out”, the coach remarked.

Ade Emmanuel