Rohr drops Iheanacho, Ajayi from Afcon squad

Gernot Rohr, Tremendous Eagles coach, has dropped Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester Metropolis ahead, and Rotterdam’s Semi Ajayi from the 23-man remaining squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.

Ihenacho, who had a troublesome season with much less of play time throughout the English Premier League season, was dropped attributable to “lack of health”.

Within the final season, he got here on instead for Leicester metropolis 21 occasions, began 4 occasions within the EFL cup and scored only one purpose.

He featured simply as soon as for The Foxes within the 2018/19 FA Cup.

Ajayi, who had a splendid season along with his championship aspect, additionally didn’t scale the skills within the defence.

Rohr unveiled his squad after the staff’s pleasant 0-Zero match in opposition to Zimbabwe on Saturday.

FC Midtjyland’s Paul Onuachu and Victor Osimhen of Royal Charleroi, Belgium, are the brand new name ups within the Tremendous Eagles.

The staff will depart for Egypt on Sunday aboard a chartered plane to arrange a remaining coaching camp within the metropolis of Ismailia.

The Eagles will tackle Africa’s “primary” staff, Senegal, of their remaining pre-AFCON pleasant on June 16.

Nigeria will confront Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar in Group B of the 32nd continental event happening in 4 Egyptian cities between June 21 and July 19.

Beneath is Rohr’s 23-man record for 2019 Afcon:

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Katsina United); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Middlesbrough FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester Metropolis, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke Metropolis FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassar FC, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Royal Charleroi SC, Belgium); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Shanghai Shenhua, China); Alexander Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjyland, Denmark); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain)

(The Cable)

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