Rohr to drop Ezenwa from Super Eagles squad for AFCON qualifiers


Head coach of the Nigeria national team, Gernot Rohr, is set to drop Ikechukwu Ezenwa from his squad for next month’s African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.

Ezenwa has conceded 11 goals in 6 appearances for Heartland FC in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

He was dropped by Heartland coach Fidelis Ilechukwu for the past two leagues fixtures against FC Ifeanyi Ubah and MFM FC.

In a chat with on his assessment of the goalkeepers ahead of the qualifiers, Rohr made it clear he’s willing to move forward with Maduka Okoye, Francis Uzoho and Daniel Akpeyi in the team.

“Ezenwa (Ikechukwu) unfortunately did not play the last two matches with Heartland, we’ll see and there’s still Akpeyi (Daniel) he’s doing very well with his club in South Africa.

“The future is the two young goalkeepers plus Akpeyi and we’ll see if the local one can come also. We do not have a big problem with this position,” Rohr was quoted as saying on Lagos-based Brila FM.

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