Why Torunarigha Didn’t Make Super Eagles Debut Against Sao Tome – Peseiro Reveals


Head coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Jose Peseiro has revealed why Jordan Torunarigha wasn’t capped in the Super Eagles 6-0 win over Sao Tome and Principe in Uyo yesterday, OwnGoalNigeria.comreports.

Torunarigha was called up to the Super Eagles squad for the first time after his nationality swap from Germany, where he was a youth international to Nigeria was approved by FiFA. The Gent defender was on the bench for the entire duration of the game.

Speaking on why he didn’t play the 26 year old , Peseiro said there is still time for him to be capped, saying the five substitutes he used are players who have been called up in the past and didn’t get to play.


“About Jordan, I can only pick 11 and bring in five substitutes. I made the decision that stopped him from playing. Onyedika has been here two times this is the first time he is playing. Tyronne Ebuehi also. Jordan is his first time and he has time”, he explained.

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“It  was me who spoke with him last season and asked him if he wants to play with us he said okay he will do anything possible to play with us. He didn’t play today, he can play in the future”.

Mohammed Mowiz Suleiman