Russia 2018: Rohr ready to pick Enyeama - FCNaija

Super Eagles By: Ayodeji Tunde | 12/10/2017

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is still very much opened to picking erstwhile captain of the Nigeria national team, Vincent Enyeama for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Rohr has admitted that his biggest problem during the chase for a World Cup ticket has been that of goalkeeping and he still insists that does not have a world class shot stopper yet.

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“I don’t have a world class goalkeeper now but we’ll go with what we have,” Rohr told in Abuja.

Enyeama has been to three previous World Cup; the first being Korea/Japan 2002, Nigeria then missed out in the 2006 edition before back-to-back appearances in the 2010 and 2014 editions.

When put on the spot whether Enyeama, who voluntarily retired from the national team, and Ikeme still are in his World Cup plans, Rohr said he is not sure of Carl Ikeme but said he is in good communication with Enyeama.

He however reiterated that Enyeama, who has been released by Lille and recovering from a long-term injury, must first find another club, be fit and play regularly to get a recall to the Super Eagles.

He said: “We go to World Cup with the best players. Only players who are in good spirit, I mean the spirit of quality, hard work, respect, dedication and togetherness. Nigerians close to Vincent and other

Nigeria last weekend seal her place in the Russia 2018 World Cup with a slim 1-0 win over Zambia