AFCON fallout: How I prepared Osimhen as replacement for Ighalo – Rohr

Super Eagles coach Rohr has revealed that he had given Osimhen some lectures on how to fit into retired striker Odion Ighalo shoes ahead of AFCON 2019.
The Lille striker’s two goals and two assists in his last two Nigeria games has led to a little discussion on how form has come. 
Rohr however explained that Osimhen did excellently when he took notes in Egypt.
“We had the best goalscorer in the AFCON, he wanted to retire and we had to find a solution,” Rohr said about Ighalo via Brila.
”When I took Osimhen to the AFCON as part of the 23-man list, a lot of you were very critical, they asked why I didn’t take Kelechi (Iheanacho) for example.”
”He learnt a lot in the AFCON, watching, playing in the last match, seeing this very good goalscorer Ighalo, seeing Musa and now he is progressing.”
”He’s in a good club Lille in France and scoring a lot of goals, confidence is there and this good understanding with the other players is good for a center forward,” added Rohr.
With the 20-year-old’s incredible form in a Ligue as competitive as Ligue 1 and the UEFA Champions League, the Lagos-born star looks destined for bigger clubs in the near future.

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