Rohr Bows to Pressure, Invites more NPFL Players for Liberia Friendly


Super Eagles technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has finally bowed to pressure from advocates of the NPFL and has named four more Nigerian based players for an international friendly match against Liberia.

The German tactician named Enyimba duo Mfon Udoh and Sunday Adetunji, FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Adeleye Olamilekan and Ebube Duru of Lobi Stars in the 18-man squad for Tuesday’s friendly in Monrovia.


Rohr has often come under fire for snubbing “home based” players, even for friendlies. Recently, the 65-year-old defended the absence of NPFL players in his team, blaming the suspension of club football in the country at the time.


According to the NFF, the friendly against Liberia is in celebration of Liberian President, former World Footballer of the Year George Oppong Weah.


Full List of 18 Players:

Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

 Defenders: Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars)

 Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Kelechi Nwakali (FC Porto, Portugal); Joel Obi (AC Chievo Verona, Italy)

 Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone FC, Italy); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Sunday Adetunji (Enyimba FC); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Mfon Udoh (Enyimba FC)


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