Super Eagles ace 'unhappy' with Rohr over 2019 AFCON no-show

Super Eagles By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 17/07/2019

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen "unhappy" with Gernot Rohr over 2019 Africa Cup of Nations no show yet in Egypt.

The 20-year-old Sporting Charleroi star and third-choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho are the only players yet to be in action for Nigeria as the three-time Africa champions take on Cartage Eagles of Tunisia in the third-place encounter at the Cairo based Al-Salam Stadium on Wednesday night.

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Osimhen said via ScoreNigeria: "I am not happy (that he has yet to see action), maybe the coach does not see my qualities,"

"I have what it takes to deliver should I be picked, but at the same time I respect the decision of the coach.

"But I have to be professional and continue to support the team.”

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr said Osimhen is at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to learn.

"I am still learning, but so are the other players,” the young striker said.

"The experience from here will certainly help me in the future.”

Super Eagles has also never lost a third-place match at the Africa Cup of Nations, winning in Ethiopia in 1976 (against Guinea), Ghana in 1978 (against Tunisia), Senegal in 1992 (against Cameroon), Mali in 2002 (against Mali), Tunisia in 2004 (against Mali), Egypt in 2006 (against Senegal) and Angola in 2010 (against Algeria).