2021 AFCON: No One Can Influence My Starting Line Up – Rohr Roars

Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr believes players are confident in his selection considering his choices are not influenced by any group of persons or individual.

Nigeria’s Men Senior national team face Benin Republic in their first game of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier series in Uyo and already twenty three players are in camp to do battle with their fellow West African Counterparts.

“We try to be all the time honest with the players so the confidence is coming. We try to do the best choice not influenced by any people and to bring the best one in our 23 list already and then starting the match.

“So, I think the players have a feeling for that and the confidence we have mutually is giving us this mental strength.” Rohr said.


Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)

Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England);  Ifeanyi Anaemena (Enyimba, Nigeria)

Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France)