“We Will Have New Players Against Egypt” – Gernot Rohr


Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr confirms that Daniel Akpeyi will be in the goal from the start in Tuesday’s friendly encounter against the Pharaohs of Egypt at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, reports by Footballive.ng.


First choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho has been drafted into the U-23 Eagles team that will face Libya in the second leg of the Africa U -23 Cup of Nations qualifying encounter today.

Rohr discloses that Akpeyi will be handed a starting berth in the game with Ezenwa coming on in the second half.

He further said:” The two goalkeepers will play tomorrow, Akpeyi will start, Ezenwa will play the second half,”

“The goalkeeping department is for the goalkeeper coach but I make the final decision.

We are looking to the future, Uzoho made a good World Cup, he made a mistake but he is young and competition is open.

He also hinted that FC Midtjylland of Denmark forward Paul Onuachu will also lead the team’s attack from the start.

“Ighalo is not fit to start but he will be on the bench, “

“We will have new players against Egypt, new striker, new defender and we want to see other players but we all the time want to play good football.”


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