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Should Tyrone Ebuehi be Considered for Super Eagles Afcon Squad?

Tyrone Ebuehi: having last featured for Nigeria as right fullback against Lesotho 30th of March this year, the slim-built defender has been overlooked since then.

Missing 10 Super Eagles games since that time and invited, only to be benched in September against Liberia, Ebuehi is fast fading from Super Eagles view.

The Holland born wingback will often be invited by Rohr only to be benched severally. Between September 2020 and March 2021, Ebuehi was invited 7 times only to be benched 5 of those times.

To be honest, I don’t understand it.

After going to town to convince Ebuehi to pick Nigeria ahead of Holland, Rohr now seems to have picked other fullbacks ahead of Ebuehi.

Collins, Awaziem, Sanusi, Akpoguma, Aina have all helped root Ebuehi firmly to the Super Eagles bench of late while Victor Moses and Brian Idowu relegated him to a bit-part role at the 2018 World Cup.

In truth, the problem Ebuehi had was the long term injury he copped shortly after the 2018 World Cup. In his absence, other wingbacks stepped up the plate for Nigeria.

But, I still feel Rohr should be finding a way to integrate Ebuehi into the Super Eagles at this present time.

When you add Shehu Abdullahi to the mix, there are a whole 6 fullbacks ahead of him in the Super Eagles making his short term chances rather slim indeed.

But should Rohr elect to hand him a call up ahead any of the other options, I think he has earned it having featured no less that 10 games in the Italy Serie A this season.

Most fans wouldn’t bat an eyelid if Shehu Abdullahi or Jamilu Collins is jettisoned to make way for Ebuehi.

Will that happen, highly unlikely?

Ebuehi will just have to keep fit, continue improving and then bide his time. He should get a look-in after the Afcon.

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