Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr has come out to share why Samuel Kalu was not called up for Nigeria’s World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde.
He recently revealed that the Nigerian player was actually not invited with his permission.
According to him, the skilful forward simply asked for permission to sit out the World Cup qualifiers in order to focus on his club career after a topsy-turvy 2021-22 campaign and it was granted.
Rohr added that Kalu made a good argument with his decision and he had to respect it.
His words, “I spoke with him and he asked not to be selected.”
“He made a very good argument about wanting to concentrate on the club – he told me that the time had come for him to give his all, to fight to regain his place in the Girondin’s squad. I found his speech to be very positive.”
“We have a lot of wingers in our squad, that is true. The competition is fierce, but I think what matters now is for him to have a starting place at Girondins. He has the means, but he has to be in top physical condition.”
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