VIDEO: Rohr confirms Simmy Nwankwo for World Cup

Super Eagles match against DR Congo [PHOTO CREDIT: PREMIUM TIMES - Tunde Eludini]
Super Eagles match against DR Congo [PHOTO CREDIT: PREMIUM TIMES - Tunde Eludini]

Gangling forward, Simmy Nwankwo, has played his way into the heart of Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr and he has been rewarded with a slot in Nigeria’s 23-man World Cup squad.

Nigeria’s 23-man final squad to Russia is to be officially released ahead of FIFA’s June 4 deadline but Rohr has already confirmed that his new striker from the Serie A has made the cut.

“Today, we played Ighalo and he was amazing upfront with his style of play. Last week in Port Harcourt we played Simy and saw what he can offer to the team. He played 90 minutes against Congo but today I decided to bring Musa also in that position.

“Simy is a good striker and offers us another kind of dimension going forward, which did not have,” Rohr concluded.

Simy made a late push into the national team after a series of eye-catching performances towards the end of the Serie A season where he scored 7 times in his last 10 outings.

He will now hope to use the World Cup to launch his Super Eagles career even as there are already reports that some Italian teams including Lazio are looking in his direction.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.