The Super Eagles
Manager, Gernot Rohr said he is still counting on Mikel Obi to lead Nigeria to
the AFCON in Egypt, this is coming against the earlier insinuation the
midfielder could no longer be counted upon to play for the Eagles after he last
played for the team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
defending the Super Eagles captain on his availability for the national team,
that he only asked to be excused from the team for a while, Rohr admit that he
was no longer certain over his future with the national team.
Rohr had also
maintained that he and Mikel were in regular contact over his decision to
regain full fitness before returning to international duty, the gaffer is now
sounding less certain.
Reacting to claims
that the Eagles are lacking a natural number-10 in the centre ahead of the 2019
Africa Cup of Nations, Rohr stressed that he was not searching for a playmaker
and had identified three players.