Gernot Rohr reveals why he picked Akpoguma ahead of Ola Aina and Ebuechi
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has explained the reason behind his decision to start Kevin Akpoguma at right-back ahead of Ola Aina, Tyronne Ebuehi and Chidozie Awaziem in the side’s 4-4 draw against Sierra Leone.
Akpoguma put up a shambolic display against the Leone Stars ,
who clawed their way back from 4-0 down to earn a point in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture.
Rohr stated that Akpoguma’s aerial prowess and physicality were the reasons he was picked ahead of the other defenders.
He is good in the air and against the tall strikers of Sierra Leone, who like the long balls,
he is much better than Ola Aina or Tyronne,” Rohr explained.
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