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Sports News of Thursday, 11 March 2021


'It’s the coach’s decision' - In-form Onuachu reacts to Gernot Rohr snub

In-form Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu In-form Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu

In-form Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu has responded to his omission from the Super Eagles 24-man squad to face Benin and Lesotho in the upcoming AFCON qualifiers.

Speaking in an interview with The Punch, Onuachu said he is not bothered by the decision of Gernot Rohr to exclude him from the squad. He said he respects the decision of the Technical Director and will strive to work hard to be included during the next call-up.

“It’s the coach’s decision, and I respect it, he has the final say, and there’s nothing I can do to it, but I will do my best at all times and always fight to represent my fatherland,” Onuachu told The Punch.

Nigeria faces the Squirrels of Benin Republic in Porto Novo on March 27 before taking on the Crocodiles of Lesotho three days later in Lagos.

Ahead of the two crucial games – the Super Eagles still need a point to guarantee qualification for Cameroon 2022.

Though Onuachu has not impressed yet in the green-and-white colors, his omission generated a bit of controversy among football fans in the country, reports.

Onuachu has only one goal in seven appearances for the Super Eagles. Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Victor Osimhen have better scoring stats for the three-time African champions.