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YESSENTUKI, RUSSIA - JUNE 12: Kenneth Omeruo of Nigeria poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session on June 12, 2018 in Yessentuki, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
CD Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo might just be playing his way to a Super Eagles’ starting shirt against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa after impressively helping Leganes to a clean sheet in their goalless draw away to Girona, AOIFootball.com reports.
Omeruo, who has been impressive in the last couple of weeks, currently plays second fiddle to the duo of Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong in the national team, but with Balogun’s inactiveness at club level, Rohr could decide to pick f ahead of popularity.
Omeruo started in his fourth consecutive LaLiga match, marshalling a back 3 defence alongside Dimitirios Siovas and Rodrigo Tarin as Leganes kept out the duo of Patrick Roberts and Christian Stuani from scoring.
The Chelsea loanee was on for the entire match duration and had a game rating of 7.2, making a game high 7  clearances, 1 interception and also won 100% of his tackles.
He also won four of his five duels contested and completed 75% of his passes.
The AFCON 2013- winning defender will now turn his attention to Nigeria’s important clash against South Africa as they bid to qualify Nigeria for the competition since the 2013 triumph in South Africa.

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