Super Eagles: A good list with promising players, says Okala


About goalkeeping, Siasia wished that Rohr had extended invitation to Ejide for his experience and physicality, but added that Ikechukwu Ezenwa was number one during the qualifiers and should retain that role for World Cup.

The defenders are Elderson Echiejile, Shehu Abdullahi, Ola Aina, William Troost Ekong, Leon Balogun, Tyronne Ebuehi, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Stephen Eze and Kenneth Omeruo.

The Midfielders include Mikel Obi (Captain), Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Agu, Etebo Oghenekaro, John Ogu, Uche Ago and Wilfred Ndidi.

Expected names like John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses feature on the list, as well as Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa.

"We pray also for the players to remain injury-free, they must also remain focused and listen to their coach".

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"If you look at Victor Moses in training, you won't play him".

Patrick Ibeh of metro FM Radio (Godfather), said that Rohr had a team capable of springing surprises during the Mundial save hard luck against them.

"I was overwhelmed with joy when I heard that Nwankwo, made the list". He has a team he can work with, young and talented. We did not miss out any player that is in form but omitted from the list.

"The coach must have monitored the players very well".

"He (Rohr) is in charge and I know he always do the best for the country". We need to give him all the support he needs, " he said.

The veteran coach told NAN that Rohr should be commended for the quality of players that he selected for the preparations for the World Cup in Russian Federation. The team's responsibility is just to play football.