Rohr Names Two Players That Impressed Him Against Argentina
Published: November 14, 2017
Rohr Names Two Players That Impressed Him Against ArgentinaSpeaking at a press conference following Nigeria's 4-2 thrashing of Argentina on Tuesday evening, manager Gernot Rohr singled out Amkar Perm defender Brian Idowu and Deportivo de La Coruña goalkeeper Francis Uzoho for special praise.

At half-time, Idowu and Uzoho came on in place of Chelsea loanee Ola Aina and Chippa United's Daniel Akpeyi respectively for their first appearance for the Super Eagles.

''Brian is a team newcomer, 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,'' Rohr said at the press conference attended by Sport Express Russia.

''Such matches are specially designed so that we can evaluate new players in the team. We have three players who have a special relationship with Russia. There's also Ahmed Musa and the captain 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 who will play better will be in the team.''

Alex Iwobi's brace and additional tallies from Kelechi Iheanacho and Brian Idowu saw Nigeria come from behind to beat Argentina 4-2 in the international friendly.

Igho Kingsley