Posted by BASH 08th Feb, 2021
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr, has not totally called it quit on the return of ‘retired’ striker Odion Ighalo returning to the squad.
Ighalo who recently joined Saudi Arabian side Al –Shabab called it quit with international football after helping the Super Eagles to win bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup of nations in Egypt. Where he emerged the tournament’s top scorer.
Snapped up by Al Shabab last week after his long loan spell at Manchester United, Rohr was coy when pressed about the chances of Ighalo joining the Super Eagles fray again.
“Playing regularly in Saudi is not a reason to eliminate a good player from Super Eagles,” the 67-year-old experienced coach told NationSport.
Meanwhile, Rohr has for the umpteenth time expressed happiness over the impressive lineup of Nigerian strikers making scoring waves with their European clubs, adding he was scouting on all fronts ahead naming a squad for the forthcoming 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.
“Terem Moffi (Lorient) is doing well like Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin), Paul Onuachu (Genk), Umar Sadiq(UD Almeria), Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray) again…and others,” explained Rohr who breezed into Abuja at the weekend.“We are looking in all directions!