By Adebayo Williams
Nigerian defender, Tyronne Ebuehi has rejected an invitation to the camp of the Super Eagles ahead of their World Cup qualifier match against Algeria at the Uyo International Stadium on 12 November. The ADO Den Haag rock has said he wants to concentrate on his club career especially now that he has broken into the squad. The 20-year-old has made seven appearances in 11 games for the Eredivisie side, scoring once and having one yellow card.
“I see it as a great honour that I am recognised in my homeland,” he said.
“But at this moment ADO Den Haag requires my full attention, especially now that I have settled in the team.
“Therefore, it seems to me that now does not seem the right time to travel to Nigeria for the match.
“I want to focus completely on the club, but I certainly do not rule out that I will honour a possible next call.”
Meanwhile, Coach Gernot Rohr has warned all invited players to adhere to the 7 November date for the opening of camp. He warned that late comers will risk losing their shirts. He also said he could not guarantee any player a permanent place in the team as the squad will be picked based on merit and present form.
There has been doubts over the fitness of goalkeeper Carl Ikeme. If the Wolverhampton Wanderers of England man is not fit, Ifeanyi Ubah FC’s Ikechukwu Ezenwa or Dele Alampasu of Cesarense could get the nod to man the sticks.