Rohr may drop Okoye as Eagles set to maintain perfect record

Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, who in recent matches has been Super Eagles’ first choice shot stopper, may not be in goal today as Nigeria hosts Central African Republic (CAR) in a Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier.

The match at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, is the first of a two-leg encounter with CAR as African teams battle for five slots in the 2022 World Cup train.

“Everybody believes that it will be an easy victory, it’s not an easy match, and when players are arriving late like this, it is not helping us when we say we have to be serious.

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“He did one training session this morning in the gym. Then he will do another training session this afternoon.”

“I spoke with him. He knows that it is not good. They were trying to have a good flight for him to come early, he missed it.

“They have to learn to be really serious when they come to the national team,” Rohr added.

On the state of his team, the German said: “I’m happy with Victor Osimhen’s form and my strikers ahead of our qualifiers against the Central Africa Republic. Samuel Kalu has also been good, he took his goal well against Montpelier as well as Terem Moffi.

“Wilfred Ndidi is out for a month with a hamstring injury. He will be missed for the games against Central African Republic, but we expect him to make a good return next month for the games against Liberia and Cape Verde.”

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