Shock call-up Ebuehi dumps Nigeria for Dutch club

Shock call-up Ebuehi dumps Nigeria for Dutch club
Tyronne Ebuehi

by Staff Reporter

Monday Oct 31, 2016. 18:21

New Nigeria call-up Tyronne Ebuehi has ruled himself out of a World Cup qualifier against Algeria, saying he prefers to focus on his Dutch club ADO Den Haag.

Ebuehi is a 20-year-old right fullback and has been given a first-ever call-up by Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr for a World Cup qualifier against Algeria on November 12 in Uyo.

However, he has now told his club’s website he will not be flying out to Nigeria for the game because he wishes to concentrate on his club career after chalking up a good run in the first team.

"I see it as a great honour that I am noticed in my homeland," Ebuehi told his club’s website.

"But at this moment ADO Den Haag require my full attention especially now that I have settled into the main team. Therefore it does not seem the right time to travel to Nigeria for the match.

“I want to focus completely on the club, but I certainly do not rule out that I could take up another call-up."

This season, he has made six appearances in the league for his club and scored a goal.

Last year, he made a total of 14 appearances in the league.


harness a young kid, follow up on his progress, like the osihmen by Amuneke, kelechi by Amuneke,Mikel by Samson Siasia in FINLAND back in the days, follow them up as they progress, and see if they will excuse you the way he just decided to drop this embarrassing statement, and mind you NFF you guys do it the proper way, hes only a kid. permission from his parents too. Its a big blow on the country, Embarrassing. You guys should get Efe Ambrose to marshal the number 2,the guy need you guys, he is not that bad.

Understandably, he may truly feel that he is not mature enough for the level of commitments that such an international call up will demand. The unfortunate side for him is that this will likely be the one and only time he will ever be called to represent either Holland or Nigeria. For one, he is clearly not in the upper echelons of players good enough to make the Oranje (now or in the future). Second, he should have been mature enough to tell the Nigerian coach that he didn't want to be invited, instead of embarrassingly turning down the Nigerian offer via social media. Either way, the die is cast and he had made his decision. Wish him all the best in his club career, whatever is left of it.

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