I was forced to drop Okoye – Rohr


Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has said that he wanted to include Germany based goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against the Squirrels of Benin Republic and the Crocodile of Lesotho.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria grinded out a 2-1 win over Benin in Uyo on November 13 and travelled to Maseru on November 17 to beat Lesotho 4-2.

Rohr wanted Okoye to be in goal in these two matches on the strength of his performance in Nigeria’s high profile friendly against Brazil in Singapore last month.

“I wanted to field Maduka Okoye against Benin and Lesotho but I heard to succumb to superior argument.

“I recognize the fact that we work as a team in the technical crew of the national team and so, when most of my assistants insisted that, needed, more time to mature before handing him the number one Jersey, I had to listen to them “Rohr said.