… As Rohr monitors goalkeepers

Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles’ Manager, Gernot Rohr has appointed a new goalkeeper trainer for the team ahead of the clash against Cameroon next month, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed.

NFF Communications Director, Ademola Olajire confirmed the appointment of the new coach in a chat with Brila FM monitored by Owngoalnigeria.com. The new coach, whose identity has not been disclosed, will team up with the team in Kano, where he will run the rule on the goalkeepers invited for the upcoming CHAN Qualifiers.

Olajire confirmed the coach will arrive Kano alongside the newly appointed goalkeeper trainer, but his appointment has been approved by the NFF.

He is expected to work alongside incumbent goalkeeper trainer, Alloy Agu, although reports have it that the coach has lost confidence in Agu as his goalkeeper trainer.

“I may not be specific but what I can say is he’s expected to see the CHAN team in Kano.

“He wants to be there to see what they are doing and especially to look out for a home based goalkeeper, one of whom could be in goal in the match against Cameroon and probably Zambia,’ Olajire said.

He added, “A new Coach will be joining and supporting Mr. Alloy Agu in building up the confidence of the home-based goalkeepers.

“Rohr will also be around to monitor the team and sanction, which goalkeeper will be selected for the clash against Cameroun next month”.

The goalkeepers in the CHAN camp are Theophilus Afelokhai (Enyimba FC), Okiemute Odah (Lobi Stars) and Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United).

Rohr already knows the strengths and weaknesses of another goalie called up Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah), and there’s a possibility that one of the quartet could be in goal against Cameroon if they impress him.

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