Rohr Defends Difficult Choice Of Picking Onuachu Ahead Of Moffi As Osimhen’s Backup In Super Eagles

Rohr Defends Difficult Choice Of Picking Onuachu Ahead Of Moffi As Osimhen’s Backup In Super Eagles

Coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has once again defend his choice of sticking with Paul Onuachu as second choice striker behind Victor Osimhen.

Before naming Lorient forward Terem Moffi as a replacement for the injured Alex Iwobi, the 22 year old wasn’t named in the squad of Nigeria for the back to back World Cup 2022 qualifiers game against Central Africa Republic (CAR) on the 7th and 10th of October.

Moffi was axed despite his poor form with Rohr sticking to the duo of Osimhen and Onuachu as his first choice pairing but the injury to Iwobi meant he was handed a call up as replacement.

With two goals to his name already in the Ligue 1 which is seen as a lot harder to score than the Belgium League where Onuachu is king with 9 goals from 8 games, Rohr explained that it’s because of the variety Onuachu brings.

” Moffi I like a lot and he knows it but Onuachu style of play gives us something different in attack. His style is entirely different from others and you need him when games gets tight. Moffi is still young and he has a huge future with us”, he explained.

Source: OwnGoal Nigeria

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