AFCONQ: Gernot Rohr set to axe Ikechukwu Ezenwa from Super Eagles squad

First choice in goal Adamu Abubakar is joined by Super Eagles’ goaltender Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Enyimba’s Theophilus Afelokhai, as well as defenders Olisah Ndah, John Lazarus, Etboy Akpan and Ebube Duru.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa is set to be axed from Super Eagles squad for next month’s African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.

Ezenwa has struggled for form this season and has conceded 11 goals in 6 appearances for his club Heartland FC in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

The shot-stopper was dropped by Heartland coach Fidelis Ilechukwu for the past two leagues games against FC Ifeanyi Ubah and MFM FC.

Interestingly, while Ezenwa is struggling, his rivals in the national team, Maduka Okoye, Daniel Akpeyi and Francis Uzoho are waxing stronger with their respective clubs.

In a chat with on his assessment of the goalkeepers ahead of the qualifiers, Rohr stated that he’s willing to move forward with Okoye, Uzoho and Akpeyi in the team.

“Ezenwa (Ikechukwu) unfortunately did not play the last two matches with Heartland, we’ll see and there’s still Akpeyi (Daniel) he’s doing very well with his club in South Africa.

“The future is the two young goalkeepers plus Akpeyi and we’ll see if the local one can come also. We do not have a big problem with this position,” Rohr was quoted as saying on Lagos-based Brila FM.

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