Coach Rohr To Call New Faces For Int’l Friendlies

Gernot-RohrThe Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, hopes to use next month’s international friendlies to test some new players.

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) is lining up Grade A friendlies, as the former African champions begin preparations for the African Cup of Nation (AFCON) 2019 qualifier, at home against South Africa as well as World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon in August.

Nigeria has already agreed a friendly against Senegal on March 23 in London, while the country is discussing with Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and Morocco for another test game.

There are strong indications that Tyronne Ebuehi, who plays for Dutch League side and Ado Den Haag will get another call up for the game.

In 2016, Ebuehi turned down the Super Eagles call-up, but Rohr has now received assurances that the player will honour the next invitation by Nigeria.

Akwa United Defeat Nasarawa United 2-0

akwa unitedAkwa United Coach, Zachary Baraje, has expressed his team’s hope of escaping relegation and winning the Federation Cup for the first time in their history this season.

Baraje’s team stopped high-flying Nasarawa United on Friday night in a Nigeria League week 31 game, to boost his team’s survival hopes.

Aniekpeno Udoh put the home team ahead after 36 minutes off a well-taken corner from the left.

It was his seventh league goal of the season.

Adio Yusuf then rifled home an unstoppable free kick from distance in the 71st minute to make the game safe for Akwa United.

Akwa United are now 14th on the table with 37 points from 31 matches and they will battle Lobi Stars in the 2015 Federation Cup final.