AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: Rohr Set To Give Akinyemi Eagles Debut Vs Seychelles

AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: Rohr Set To Give Akinyemi Eagles Debut Vs Seychelles
  • PublishedAugust 8, 2018

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, says that he may invite FK Ventspils of Latvia free-scoring striker, Adeleke Akinyemi for Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles on September 7 in Victoria, Seychelles.

Rorh told, an unofficial website of French Lique 1 side, Girondins Bordeaux after watching the Nigerian score his seventh goal in five Europa League qualifying games against Bordeaux early this month that the 20 year old Akinyemi has the qualities to play for the Super Eagles.

“I was not able to see him play before the World Cup because he was an academy player who left for Europe without playing in the Nigerian youth teams.I saw his statistics (scored 23 goals in 37 league games), and I thought I had to look at him. And indeed, he was good. He has qualities, I may invite him one of these days, perhaps for the next game,” said Rohr who advised Bordeaux should sign him.

“I think he is worth taking a look at. He is very young and will not cost Bordeaux much money. He has huge room for improvement.He is powerful, he gets inside, he scores goals. It’s rare to have all these qualities in a player.”

Rohr also spoke about Samuel Kalu who recently trasfered to Bordeaux from Belgian side, KAA Gent.

“I saw him play before the World Cup but I selected Moses Simon who I considered a better player,” said Rohr promising to start monitoring him.

”He is very fast, he’s a good dribbler, he’s an overflowing winger.He is also explosive.I hope the Girondins will have the satisfaction of seeing him evolve with these qualities.”

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