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Friday, June 2, 2017
Nigeria vs South Africa Qualifier: Rohr to drop three players from Thursday’s match
Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, will drop three players from the squad that beat Togo 3-0 in an international friendly match on Thursday night in Paris.
Although the players put up an impressive performance against their fellow Africans, some will lose their spot in the team by the time Nigeria takes on South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on June 10 in Uyo.
“No one can tell you if this is the team that will start against South Africa because we have some of our senior players and regulars staging a comeback in the game. But you never can say,” a close aide of Rohr told Owngoalnigeria.com.
“At least three players will face real battle to hang on to their spot in the team, because we have our stand in captain Eddy Onazi returning as well as regular defender Kenneth Omeruo, so that may see some players who played against Togo lose their spot.
“Also Daniel Akpeyi will return, and it’s well known that in the absence of Carl Ikeme. Akpeyi automatically becomes our first choice, but like I said we wait for the coach to make the call, but three players like I mentioned have work to do to remain in the team.”