17 May 2018

Nigeria: Rohr's Snubbing of Efe Ambrose, Ajayi Shocks Siasia

Photo: Premium Times
Junior Ajayi

Former Super Eagles striker and coach, Samson Siasia said he is shocked by coach Gernot Rohr's decision to snub Efe Ambrose and Junior Ajayi for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Siasia also lamented the exclusion of goalkeeper Austin Ejide from the 30-man provisional list for the Russia 2018 World Cup as well.

"I think Efe's experience and form for his Scottish side Hibernian is good enough to get him into the list, and he would be of immense help to the Super Eagles defence at the World Cup while Junior Ajayi would have added fire power to the Eagles attack, and should have been given the chance to prove himself," Siasia said.

"All the same, the coach knows what he is doing and has picked his team, we just have to support him for Nigeria to do well in Russia.

"We cannot win the World Cup but if we emerge from the group stage, our team can spring some surprises."

Nigeria

#WestAfricaLeaks: Dantata's MRS, Chevron Billion Dollar Deal Raises Tax Avoidance Concern

MRS holdings Ltd, oil marketing company of Nigerian billionaire, Sayyu Dantata, and international oil giant, Chevron,… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Vanguard. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.