Rohr says Ebuehi agrees to play for Nigeria

Tyronne Ebuehi


Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr says he has received a promise from the parents of Netherlands-based defender, Tyronne Ebuehi that he will honour an Eagles call-up.

Ebuehi was invited by Nigeria for the world cup qualifier against Algeria, but he rejected the invitation.

He was scouted for the Eagles right full-back position, which has seen four players featured in that role in the team’s last three matches – Musa Mohammed, Wilfred Ndidi, Kenneth Omeruo and Shehu Abdullahi.

The ADO Den Haag defender explained in an interview with his club’s official website, why he is not ready to feature for the Super Eagles yet.

“I don’t think I’m there yet, there is still a lot to improve in my game. Defensively I have improved a lot but I need the offensive discipline of modern full backs. I have to work on that. I’m sometimes afraid to go forward,” he stated.

“I am working every day to improve that aspect of my game. For example I have been working on my crosses.”

He however made it clear he would love to pull on the green and white of Nigeria in the future, as it is the wish of his father.

“My father is always the first to criticise me when I’m not playing well and also the first to praise me if I do well. He sees almost everything about me and tells me the way it is,” Ebuehi added.

“He gives me constructive criticism so that I can progress, he wants the best for me. I dare say my father is the most important person in my life.”


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