Rohr set to drop Onazi, Ighalo & others for AFCON qualifiers

Super Eagles By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 02/07/2018

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has reported set to drop Ogenyi Onazi, Odion Ighalo, Elderson Echiejile, and Daniel Akpeyi from the upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Three-time African Champions will take on Seychelles September 7th and the 65-year-old Franco-German tactician is expected to name his squad for the encounter in two weeks before the away tie in Victoria.

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According to OwnGoal claiming that Rohr set to axe some of the big names players who were part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The sports outlet quoted a source close to the German coach as saying, "I think some players who went to the World Cup without making an appreciable impact won’t be in the team.

"Particularly the likes of Echiejile, Akpeyi, Ighalo and Onazi. We’ll know more when the list is released two weeks to the game.”

Nigeria will be looking to get their African Cup of Nations campaign back on track after losing their opening game 2-0 to South Africa in Uyo.