Coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is optimistic on the chances of Benfica right full back Tyronne Ebuehi making the squad of the senior national team of Nigeria despite the fact that he is yet to play a game this season.
Ebuehi made a high profile transfer from modest Dutch side ADO Den Haag to the Portuguese side but a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament picked up in pre-season has kept him out of the team.
Back doing ball work with the rest of his teammates at Benfica, Rohr who revealed plans to send a fitness trainer to asses and help the 23 year old get back to his best says a decision on his inclusion in the squad for the AFCON in June won’t be taken in a hurry.
According to Rohr, the Dutch-Nigerian full back will be assessed for possible inclusion in the squad for the tournament before the end of the season, where he is expected to take part in at least one of the remaining matches of the Portuguese side.
” He is a part of the team and we will assess him properly before the end of the season before deciding on his inclusion in our team for the AFCON. We will like to have him with us but he has to be fit and ready to play for us at the tournament “, Rohr told Sports&study.org.