HEAD coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has
confirmed that he is searching for a top striker, ahead of their
2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon next month.
Nigeria will be defending their leadership of Group B,
when they take on the reigning African champions in backto-
back games.
Rohr who has used Kelechi Iheanacho in the past in the
number 9 role, stated that although he played well in the
match against Algeria, he might have to drop deeper to
accommodate a top striker.
However, the German tactician admitted that his
decision will depend on how other players perform
in training ahead of the fixture.
“Yes Kelechi played very well against Algeria in
this position number 9, he played a good game, but
he can also play offensive midfielder, but all these is
depending on the other players if they are fit, some
are going out to China it’s a different situation.’’
Already, Rohr has confirmed the invitation of
Odion Ighalo for their upcoming games against
Ighalo has been in fine form for Chinese side
Chanchung Yatai and according to Rohr he will be
in the squad.
Rohr also dropped a hint about a possible recall for
another China based striker Obafemi Martins as he
confirmed he is looking at other experienced players
to beef up the attack of the team.
Rohr hinted that he is monitoring the performance
of some strikers, and mentioned China where
Martins is presently the only Nigerian striker playing
regularly bar Ighalo, as Brown Ideye has been axed
from the first team of Tianjin Teda.
“Balogun is also fit, he is experienced and we have
also some strikers with a little more experience,
Odion Ighalo also not only him. There are also other
ones. So I think in the next week we will monitor all
of them to be sure, we can take the best ones for these
big games against Cameroon”, he said.

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