By James Agberebi:
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said that the trio of Mikel Agu, Junior Ajayi and Oghenekaro Etebo should be in London for the friendly against Serbia on Tuesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The three players were not part of the Super Eagles squad that pipped Poland 1-0 in Friday’s friendly in Wroclaw.
But speaking in his press conference after the game against Poland, Rohr hinted the three players are expected to join their teammates in London.
“We will love to have other players who can arrive and replace our injured players, especially players like Mikel Agu, Junior Ajayi who will come from Egypt, he had a problem with visa but he can come to London,” Rohr said.
“So we have at least two players perhaps Etebo also, but Etebo was injured, we are waiting for the diagnosis of the doctor. If he comes, it will be interesting for us to have one player more to look ahead to another good match against Serbia.”
Reacting to Friday’s result, Rohr hailed players of the Super Eagles and Poland for being very competitive.
He added: “The game against Poland, though a friendly match, the two teams wanted to win but it was not so much friendly. We had a lot of duels, there were no gifts. It was good like that because it was good preparation. I hope the injuries are not bad, even the injuries to the Polish players, I hope all of them will be okay.”
He also went on to thank the Polish Football Federation for their hospitality, saying: “I want to thank officials of the Polish Football Federation for the warm welcome they gave us. It was a very good atmosphere we had in our hotel and in also our training sessions.”