- Ahmed Musa has been included in the Super Eagles squad for coming AFCON qualifiers
- Nigeria will be facing Lesotho and Benin Republic this month in tough games
- Paul Onuachu was put on the standby list by the Super Eagles coach
Gernot Rohr who is the handler of the Super Eagles of Nigeria is currently under serious attack after releasing the list of invited players for the AFCON 2022 qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.
Nigeria are currently topping their group in the qualifiers with 8 points after four games played and the Super Eagles will only be needing a point to get their AFCON 2022 ticket.
Super Eagles failed to get a win all through the year 2020 as they were unable to beat Sierra Leone in their last two games of the year.
On Tuesday afternoon, March 9, the Nigeria Football Federation through their media department announced the names of the players who will face Benin and Lesotho this month.
And to the surprise of many Nigerian football lovers, Genk striker Paul Onuachu who has scored 26 goals this season for his club is being put on the standby list.
Many are of the opinions that Gernot Rohr has already insulted the Nigerian striker by putting him on the standby list.
They queried the German on the reason that made him call Ahmed Musa in the first list despite not having a club since last year.
Since Ahmed Musa left the Saudi Arabian League, the former Leicester City star has not gotten another club to play for.
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how technical adviser Gernot Rohr included captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong, goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Victor Osimhen in a 24-man list for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying battles with Benin Republic and Lesotho.
Nigeria, top of the Group L log with eight points (one ahead of Benin Republic and five more than third-placed Sierra Leone), tackle the Squirrels away at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo on Saturday, March 27.
Eagles will also lock horns with the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos three days later. Both are the concluding games of the qualifying series.
Also included are Enyimba FC goalkeeper John Noble, defenders Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo and Olaoluwa Aina, midfielders Oghenekaro Etebo and Joseph Ayodele-Aribo, and forwards Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon and Samuel Chukwueze.
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