Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr Explains Why He Picked Maduka Over Ezenwa as Replacement for Injured Uzoho

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has spoken on his decision of picking Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper Maduka Okoye over more experienced Ezenwa after first choice goalie Francis Uzoho picked up an injury on Sunday’s friendly against Brazil.

Rohr who revealed why Maduka Okoye was preferred ahead of Ezenwa said : “Ezenwa didn’t play since few months ago, not even in the CHAN team, so we decided to play Maduka because of his competitiveness with his club.

Uzoho, who was impressive in the game left the pitch in the 65th minute as a result of the injury.

The Omonia Nicosia goalkeeper is now a doubt for next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.

“Francis had a great game, we regret his injury.He will have examinations tomorrow (today), so we will see exactly what the problem is,”Rohr stated in a short video interview posted on the Super Eagles Twitter handle.

”He is playing well in his club so he can come back with us. I hope he will not be out for a long time because we have two important matches to play. So, we have a lot of work to do”.



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