Rohr heaps praises on Iwobi after Emirates Cup success


Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has praised Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi on the role he played for the Gunners at the Emirates cup in England.

Iwobi helped Arsenal to win the preseason competition though Arsenal lost on the final day to sevilla 2-1, thanks to a points system which rewards goal-scoring.

The young forward was on target in the first game which saw the Gunners pummelling Benfica 5-2. His exploits at the tourney gladdens the heart of Rohr who’s asked all other Super Eagles players to get to that level of fitness ahead Cameroon clash.

According to Rohr, “I want all my players to have to up their game to at least Iwobi level during this pre-season to merit an invitation for the World Cup clash with Cameroon.

“The season starts on August 11 in Europe and there won’t be enough time to assess the players based on league form,” Rohr told the Nigeria Football Federation.

“I will have to rely mainly on the preseason form to select players who will feature against Cameroon. So I expect my players to be firing at full cylinder ahead of the season to get a call-up.

The clash is a must win encounter for Nigeria to have a realistic chance of picking the only ticket allocated to the group.

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