Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has handed national team call-ups to Hapoel Beer Sheva Nigerian duo John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme – his first invite as we had reported Here
Anthony Nwakaeme, fondly called Tony has been on the radar of the national team handlers for some time now. Last season he certainly attracted the attention of coach Rohr with topnotch performances and goals as Hapoel Beer Sheva scooped the Isreali league and cup double. Nwakaeme was also named the Isreali player of the 2016/2017 season.
He’s already scored five times this season, including a superbly struck goal from outside the area in his side’s 2-1 UEFA Champions League Playoff 1st leg win over Maribor.
John Ogu meanwhile, a more regular feature with the Super Eagles, will be looking to pull on the green and white for the 13th time in his career. He’s scored once in his previous 12 caps.
The midfielder expressed confidence in coach Gernot Rohr and spoke of his excitement at being invited again.
Hapoel Beer Sheva understandably couldn’t hide their excitement and took to the club’s official Facebook page to congratulate both players:
“Warm greetings to Tony Nwakaeme for his debut invite to the Nigeria team. Congratulations to John Ogu for his call up as well”
The invited players are expected in camp on Monday August 28 ahead of the first leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Uyo on September 1. The second leg of the double header will come up three days later at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde.
Nigeria top Group B with six points from two matches, while African champions Cameroon have two points. Zambia and Algeria have one point each.