Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, has given the strongest indication of how his 23-man squad to next year’s World Cup will look like, after he insisted he will “not forget” the players who qualified the country for the showpiece in Russia 2018.

It therefore means it is left for the players who played important roles to qualify Nigeria for the World Cup to throw away their spot on board the flight to the football showpiece.

Victor Moses, skipper Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo, Moses Simon, Ogenyi Onazi, Wilfred Ndidi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Shehu Abdullahi are some of the players who contributed to Nigeria clinching a sixth World Cup ticket last month.

“The players who qualified us for the World Cup, I don’t forget them,” Rohr said.

“Maintaining exactly the same team for the World Cup will be difficult as the team will keep changing because of injuries and some of the players not playing regularly at their clubs.

“We will continue to follow these players, but perhaps we will need in one, two positions better players, possibly a better team.”

Author: Yemi Olarinre