Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, yesterday, revealed that he has found new defenders who will improve the team in their Nations Cup 2019 and World Cup 2018 qualifiers.
Rohr made this known during an interview in Gabon, where he worked as a TV pundit at the 2017 AFCON which ends today with Cameroon, Egypt final.
“It is an interesting challenge, to have a new team, a young team, to build a team with players who really have the spirit of the country, who want to play, to fight, to give their all, who don’t want to speak about material things, but who are home because they want to play for their country.”
“We have a good captain with experience and we have found some defenders to make us stronger at the back and I think the spirit and harmony of the team is very good.
But we know the important times come now.”
Even though he didn’t give out the names of the players he has added to the defence of the team, the Franco German manager had few weeks ago confirmed Dutch-Nigerian full back Tyrone Ebuehi as one of the players he plans to add to his team.
He also revealed his frustration over the duration of time needed to get Nigerian passports for players born outside Nigeria.
Ebuehi and one other are possibly the addition he is talking about based on his finding.
However, the friendly game against Senegal will go a long way in revealing more about his defensive additions.