Super Eagles coach to drop 6 World Cup stars for 2019 AFCON qualifier

Following the disappointment at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Rohr is set to axe some players from the Super Eagles.

The Super Eagles crashed out of the at the group stage after a win against Iceland and two defeats to Croatia and Argentina.

While the Super Eagles players have returned to action for their various club sides as the European season kicks off, Rohr has not been in Nigeria since the end of the tournament and did not comment on the crisis rocking the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) administration.

A report by has however revealed the reason why Rohr has not returned to Nigeria.

The report states that Rohr is in Europe monitoring the players' progression and also scouting possible newcomers to the team with the likes of Porto.

The report states, “Coach Rohr has remained in Europe to monitor our players and scout some emerging stars with the view to capping them and he has also hinted at his plan to drop some world cup Eagles because of injuries, loss of form or for tactical reasons.”

The report also stated that Rohr is due very soon in the country to submit his squad for the qualifier against Seychelles.

The report said, “He would have been here to submit his world cup report but had to stay back because of the leadership tussle at the NFF, but all things being equal, Rohr may be in the country next week to submit his report and release his squad list for the Seychelles game in September”

Some of the players that may be excluded from the list according to the report include Odion Ighalo, Ogenyi Onazi, Joel Obi and Elderson Echiejile while Tyrone Ebuehi’s injury means he is ruled out.

Super Eagles captain due to injury for the game against Seychelles scheduled for Saturday, September 8.


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