Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr set to invite striker who has scored 6 goals in France this season

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr set to invite striker who has scored 6 goals in France this season

- Terem Moffi is on the radar of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr ahead of AFCON qualifiers

- The 21-year-old has scored six goals so far this season for French club FC Lorient

- Nigeria welcome Lesotho and then visit next-door neighbours Benin as AFCON qualifiers resume in March

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Ahead of the crucial AFCON qualifiers against Lesotho and Benin slated for March, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is set to invite FC Lorient of France sensation Terem Moffi to the national team.

The 21-year-old has scored six goals so far this season as Lorient battle to stay on top of the French top-flight.

It was gathered that Rohr watched the left-footed striker, who cost eight million Euros in the summer, in a recent match against Bordeaux.

The manager said:

“Terem Moffi is doing well like Taiwo Awoniyi, Paul Onuachu, Umar Sadiq, Henry Onyekuru again…and others.

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“We are looking in all directions.”

Moffi, who was involved with the Golden Eaglets Class of 2015, has already said he will be honoured to be invited by the Eagles.

Nigeria will welcome Lesotho and then visit next-door neighbours Benin thereafter in the final rounds of the qualifying tournament for the AFCON to be played in Cameroon next year.

The Eagles need at least a point from the two games to advance to the tournament proper.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr set to invite striker who has scored 6 goals in France this season
Terem Moffi could earn a call up into the Super Eagles soon. Photo: Baptiste Fernandez
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Meanwhile, Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has leapt to the defence of Nigerian star Victor Osimhen who seems to be struggling at the Italian club lately.

The Super Eagles star was introduced in the 53rd minute against Genoa in a Serie A clash but failed to inspire the club as they lost 2-1 on Saturday, February 6.

Recall that Osimhen suffered a dislocated shoulder while on international duty in November last year which consequently saw him out of action for close to three months.

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Since recovering last month, the striker has not made much impact for the Partenopei, but Gattuso is however confident the young striker will be at his best soon.

Legit.ng also reported that Henry Onyekuru scored his third goal in his second game for Galatsary during their Turkish Super Lig tie with Istanbul Basaksehir.

The Super Eagles striker scored the first goal that gave his side a 3-0 win over the Champions League club.

Right on the stroke of half-time, the 23-year-old headed a cross from Ryan Donk to give his side the lead into the break.

Source: Legit

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