Torunarigha Can Help Nigeria At AFCON 2019 – Kalou


Former Chelsea striker, Salomon Kalou has urged Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to make another move for his club mate at Hertha Berlin of Germany, Jordan Torunarigha.

Kalou, who made waves with Cote d’Ivoire before quitting international duty, said Torunarigha is in top form and believes the Super Eagles will do well to have the defender on their cards at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, reports.

The 21-year-old Torunarigha has three goals in 25 appearances for Hertha Berlin since he made his German Bundesliga debut against FC Ingolstadt in February 2017.

He has 26 overall caps for Germany’s U16, U18, U19, U20 and U21 teams, then trained with the senior squad ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Torunarigha was approached by Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr to play for Nigeria at the same Mundial, but the youngster rejected, as he wants to prove himself for Germany.

However, Kalou has urged the NFF to make another move for the youthful defender, who he tagged a fantastic player and good boy.

Kalou stated: ”I hope they will convince him to play for Nigeria but right now he is playing amazing for Hertha Berlin, that is the most important.”


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