By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will not call up replacements for the trio of Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina and William Troost Ekong who pulled out of Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier against Seychelles, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Musa Mohammed, Blessing Eleke and Stephen Eze were reportedly called up to fill the void left by the absence of the trio, but an impeccable camp source revealed to CSN that the coach is confident in the players in camp despite the absence of the three players.
Mohammed, Eleke and Eze were named as standby players by Rohr for the game.
“No replacements will be called up as the timing is pretty too short, and besides those positions are well covered with the players in camp who could play in more than one role comfortably,” the source revealed.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles will hold their first training sessions today (Wednesday) ahead the Saturday’s game.
The Super Eagles are looking to bag their first win of the Group E in the AFCON qualifying series when they face Seychelles on Saturday at the Linite Stadium having lost their first game 2-0 to South Africa.