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Super Eagles boss: Victor Osimhen, Odion Ighalo combo will get better

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is confident Victor Osimhen and Odion Ighalo will form a deadly partnership soon.

The duo played together for the first time in Nigeria’s 1-1 home draw against the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde on Tuesday.

Osimhen scored the Super Eagles’ only goal of the game and was a constant threat to the opponents’ defence all through.

“Osimhen will grow and learn a lot by the side of Ighalo,” Rohr said after the game.

“We saw some interesting things between Ighalo and Osimhen (today).

“You need a little patience and time with Ighalo, he has not been with us for more than a year.“You need a little patience and time with Ighalo, he has not been with us for more than a year.

“I am sure for the AFCON we can prepare with these two players a more harmonious strike force. They were not bad together already, the chances we got came with the help of Ighalo.

“Let’s give them time to work together and the goals will come again.”

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