Super Eagles German manager, Gernot Rohr, has praised the duo of goalkeeper Francis Odinaka Uzoho and Brian Idowu, after their 4-2 win over Argentina in an international friendly on Tuesday night.
The two players made their debut for Nigeria and impressed the German tactician.
Idowu scored on his debut after coming on for Ola Aina, while Uzoho ensured Nigeria didn’t concede again after he replaced Daniel Akpeyi who conceded both goals.
“Brian is a newcomer in the team, but he’s not the only one. We have three new players, and I would like to highlight our 19-year-old goalkeeper Uzoho. He played well.
“Such matches are specially designed so that we can assess new players in the team. We have three players who have a special relationship with Russia.
“We have Ahmed Musa and the captain (Mikel Obi) of the team. He has a connection here through the family. Brian played well, scored a goal. His prospects depend on how he will perform at the club.
“His debut, I’m happy. On his position we have other options, so we will pick who plays better, he will be involved in the fight,” Rohr stated after the match.
Nigerians are hopeful more than ever before on the prospect of the Super Eagles at the World Cup next summer in the wake of the fantastic showing against Argentina yesterday.
Meanwhile, Gernot Rohr has urged caution after euphoric expressions accompanied the Eagles come-back victory of Jorge Sampaoli’s Argentina.
The German Gaffer said it was not yet uhuru for the Eagles and that the hard work is still ahead if Nigeria must do well at the Mundial.