Eagles coach hints on Nigerian-German striker for AFCON 2019 qualifier

Eagles coach hints on Nigerian-German striker for AFCON 2019 qualifier
Victor Osimhen

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Jan 12, 2017. 10:01

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has said he plans to call up a Nigerian-German striker for a 2019 AFCON qualifier in March.

Rohr said he has followed the striker, but would rather not reveal his identity yet.

“I will look at another Nigerian-German player who I discovered. I think we can see him in the next game in March,” he said.

“There is also the young (Victor) Osimhen, who from January 1 can now play professionally for Wolfsburg. I will look at him.

“We have a good competition among the strikers in the team.”

Rohr has been scouting Europe for top players with Nigerian root for the Super Eagles.

He had penciled down Tyronne Ebuehi, who was born in Holland to a Nigerian father, but the ADO Den Haag defender will later decline a call-up to the Super Eagles even after several assurances.

By Kola Daniel



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