Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has come out to explain why Odion Ighalo was not included in Nigeria’s squad vs Liberia. He recently revealed that the ex MUFC striker only arrived on Thursday, so it was too late for him to participate.
According to him, he can only hope the Nigerian would’ve trained enough to be available for the next match on Tuesday.
He added that his current strikers are still very young and inexperienced, so heads like Ighalo are surely needed around.
His words, “He [Ighalo] is a good goal scorer, we know it and we are happy to have him back.”
“He only arrived on Thursday and that is why he could not participate against Liberia.”
“I hope in our next match on Tuesday, he will be able to help us much more.”
“The reason why we asked Ighalo to come back is that we have a young team.”
“Our strikers are very young 21, 22, and 23 years – [Chidera] Ejuke is very young, [Samuel] Chukwueze is coming back from injury, we need somebody to help them with experience in the attacking position.”
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