Nigerian head coach, Gernot Rohr, has revealed that his team will miss the services of Benfica defender, Tyronne Ebuehi, at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt. Ebuehi was not included in the Super Eagles list after failing to fully recover from a cruciate ligament injury.
Rohr said that the former ADO Den Haag star would be missed the most. Ebuehi is rated above the other right backs, Ola Aina and Abdullahi Shehu, who are both in Egypt for the tournament.
”The team is missing a good player, Tyronne Ebuhei, who has been injured for months,” Rohr said at a press statement published by filgoal.com.
“The team has a young goalkeeper and two other goalkeepers with good experience and they played well during the last friendly against Senegal,” he added. The Dutch-born Ebuehi played for the Super Eagles in all their friendlies before the 2018 World Cup.
Meanwhile, a host of Nigerian students in Egypt turned out to watch and cheer the Super Eagles during their training session in Alexandria ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
We had our first training session at the football pitch of the Arab Academy For Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria this evening.#TotalAFCON2019 #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong. pic.twitter.com/0u5TUWLPvP
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) June 18, 2019
With less than two days to the commencement of the biennial tournament, Gernot Rohr’s men welcomed Nigerians studying at the Arab Academy to Tuesday’s training session.
Nigeria will begin their Afcon campaign against Burundi at the Alexandria Stadium on June 22 and the students have assured the team of unflinching support during their group outings.