International Friendly – Makinwa backs Rohr over player’ selection

International Friendly – Makinwa backs Rohr over player’ selection

Katsina united coach, Henry Makinwa has backed coach Genort Rohr over his choice of players for the upcoming international friendlies in October.

Makinwa, in an exclusive chat with brila.net, stated that the Super Eagles Franco-German coach has been in the country for a while now and he understands what the football stakeholders want.
”Every coach is different and Genort Rohr has been in the country for years now so, he must be listening to what people say, what the FA are telling him about the players he is bringing into the team and all,” he said.

The Super Eagles, now ranked 29th in the world and third in Africa, will take on the Elephants on October 9 and four days later will engage the Carthage Eagles, who are second in Africa in the rankings.


 

Both games have been arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation to prepare the Eagles for the next rounds of 2022 AFCON qualifiers, home and away against Sierra Leone in November.

 

Makinwa also feels like the coach is doing a fantastic job and needs the backing of all football lovers in the country especially with the fantastic players he has been introducing in recent times.

THE FULL LIST

Goalkeepers: Dele Alampasu (FK Ventspils, Latvia); Matthew Yakubu (SKF Sered, Slovakia); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands).

 

Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal).

 

Midfielders: Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasary SK, Turkey); Samson Tijani (TSV Hartberg, Austria).

 

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyril Dessers (KRC Genk, Belgium); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia).

 

Standby: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey); Ramon Azeez (Granada CF, Spain); Joshua Maja (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Henry Onyekuru (AS Monaco, France); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, Netherlands).

 

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