Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has explained how his technical crew came to the decision in dropping Kelechi Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi from the squad to the Africa Cup of Nations

He admitted that it was a difficult decision, explaining that the return of Captain John Obi Mikel to the team was the reason behind the decision to drop Rotherdam United’s Ajayi from the final roster.

”We had to do away with a defensive midfielder because Obi Mikel came back, he’s well integrated in the group so we had to remove our player Semi Ajayi and also a striker who is lacking confidence but he worked very well,” Rohr told Super Eagles Media team.

”It was very difficult to decide but everybody, my staff, we are five people, we agreed about the two names. This decision was very objective, it’s never a good decision to take but we had to do it.

”The two players had a very good professional attitude and accepted this decision, they know they are still on standby, there can be another injury and one of them will come.

”I hope nobody gets injured again but we had this case before the World Cup when we lost Moses Simon in the last camping and he had to be replaced.”


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