Nigeria to stick with core squad for World Cup

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Nigeria’s football coach Gernot Rohr has ruled out bringing in new players to bolster his squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The West Africans have been hit by a goalkeeping crisis. First choice Carl Ikeme was diagnosed with leukaemia, both Daniel Akpeyi and his replacement Ikechukwu Ezenwa have failed to impress, while Francis Uzoho is inexperienced.

Rohr is not tempted to call up another goalkeeper, despite growing calls from a section of fans for him to recall the country’s most capped player Vincent Enyeama from retirement.

He told BBC Sport:

“We can’t just keep bringing in player after player when you already have those who have proven that they can do the job.”

Source:bbc.com

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