Exclusive- Rohr Adds Obinna Nwobodo, Bonke, One Other To Super Eagles World Cup Qualifiers Squad
Malmo of Sweden defensive midfielder Innocent Bonke has been called up to the senior national team of Nigeria for the first time , OwnGoalNigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Coach of the Nigerian team Gernot Rohr has also added Goztepe midfielder Obinna Nwobodo to the list of invited players, following the decision by English Premier League teams not to travel to regions termed as red zone in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The duo were contacted last night with Bonke taking the spot of Wilfred Ndidi in defensive midfield while Nwobodo Will replace Joe Aribo. A replacement for Oghenekaro Etebo is yet to be decided on.
For now it’s between the duo of Bologna’s Kingsley Michael and Alhassan Yusuf of Belgium side Antwerp, although some sources close to the coach revealed both players could be called up.
Meanwhile as first reported by this portal Henry Onyekuru has been handed a recall and he will take the spot of Everton man Alex Iwobi.
We gathered they will be part of the enlarged Super Eagles team as first reported by this portal. The aim of calling them up is for the away game against Cape Verde in Praia.
The English based players are all expected to however prosecute the home game against Liberia on the 3rd of September before flying back to their base.
Source: OwnGoal Nigeria
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