Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr has defended his choice to hand debut call-ups to the duo of Paul Onuachu and Valentine Ozornwafor for the matches against Seychelles and Egypt which comes up in Asaba in a fortnight, AOIFootball.com reports.
Speaking to cafonline.com about his player selection, the Franco-German stated that Onuachu was in-form and was too strong to be overlooked whilst he also believes Ozornwafor will offer more options to the team in defense.
“He has the experience of Europe at the height of his 24 years. His size is obviously his strength and the beautiful goals scored in the Danish championship. This is another profile for us in the attack,” Rohr said.
On Ozornwafor, Rohr said: “I expect this player to bring his freshness, his physical strength (1m97) and technical quality left-handed.
“It also offers us an additional option since we have a lot of right-handed advocates. I saw him in Niger at the CAN and I like his aerial game.’
Onuachu has been in fantastic form this season for FC Midtjylland in the Danish League, scoring 14 goals and also contributing 3 assists, whilst Valentine Ozornwafor was arguably one of the bright lights for the Flying Eagles at last month’s AFCON U-20 in Niger.
Nigeria will host Seychelles in a dead rubber AFCON 2019 final group game on 22nd of March in Asaba before also playing host to Egypt four days later in an international friendly as they begin their preparation to the AFCON in June.