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11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by robosky02(m): 8:41pm On Oct 10
11 Capped Eagles Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr


Gernot Rohr was appointed as manager of the Nigerian national football team, Super Eagles, on August 9, 2016 and ever since then, the German tactician has used 54 players in 50 matches.

Out of those 54 players, Rohr has featured eleven players born in Europe who opted to play for the Super Eagles. Complete Sports’ OLUYEMI OGUNSEYIN highlights the 11 players and their records under Rohr.

William TROOST-EKONG (Watford, England; on loan from Udinese, Italy)


DOB: 1 September, 1993 (27 years)
Position: Centre-Back
Caps/Goals: 36/2


Born in the Netherlands into a mixed Dutch and Nigerian family and being eligible for both the Netherlands and Nigeria in international football, William Troost-Ekong opted to represent the latter.

He made his senior international debut for the Super Eagles on 13 June 2015, playing 90 minutes in an African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Chad.

He made three starts for the senior team in 2016 before being selected for Nigeria’s under-23 team in their 35-man provisional squad for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

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In June 2018, he was named in Nigeria’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. In April 2019, he said that playing for Nigeria was his “best decision ever”.

Leon BALOGUN (Rangers, Scotland)

DOB: 28 June, 1988 (32 years)
Position: Centre-Back
Caps/Goals: 25/0

Born to a Nigerian father and German mother, Leon Balogun was called up by Nigeria for a March in 2014 friendly against Mexico as a replacement for Joseph Yobo. Balogun entered at half-time, but was injured after 20 minutes in a collision with signage on the touchline.

On 25 March 2015, he played his second game for Nigeria in a 1-0 loss against Uganda. He played his third game for the country on 13 June 2015 when he featured in a 2-0 win over Chad in the opening game of the qualifying series for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations .

In June 2018, he was named in Nigeria’s final 23-man squad for the
2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Balogun played in every minute of the three games Nigeria played including a 2-0 win over Iceland but were eliminated after finishing third in their group.

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Ola AINA (Fulham, England on loan from Torino, Italy)

DOB: 8 October 1996 (24 years)
Position: Right-Back
Caps/Goals: 15/0

Ola Aina had represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19 and England under-20 levels before
switching his international allegiance to Nigeria in May 2017.

In the same month, he was called up for the first time to play for
Nigeria. In May 2018, he was named in Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. However, he did not make the final 23.

He was later recalled into the squad and played a major role in the team’s qualification for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt. He played the first Match against tournament debutant, Burundi, assisting the only goal of the match.

Bryan IDOWU (Khimki, Russia, on loan from Lolomotiv Moscow)

DOB: 18 May, 1992 (28 years
Position: Left-Back
Caps/Goals: 10/1

Bryan ldowu’s father is a Nigerian and his mother is half Russian, half-Nigerian. He was born and raísed in St. Petersburg, Russia, except for a period when he was aged six and lived briefly in Owerri, Imo State.

In November 2017, Idowu was called up to the Nigerian national, team for their friendly against Argentina in Krasnodar on 14 November 2017, made his debut, coming on as a half-time
substitute for Ola Aina and scoring the third goal in a 4-2 win.

In May 2018, he was named in Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and also made the final cut.

Semi AJAYI (West Brom, England)

DOB: 9 November, 1993 (26 years)
Position: Centre-Back
Caps/Goals: 10/1

At the end of May 2013, England-born Semi Ajayi was cailed up to the Nigerian U-20 squad for their 2013 Toulon Tournament matches, making his debut on 4 June in a 1-1 draw with Belgium.

He made two further appearances against Portugal and Brazil. He received his first call-up to the sęnior team in August 2018 for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

He made his.debut against Seychelles in the 2019 AFCON quaiifiers, coming on for the injured Chidozie Awaziem in the 73rd minute.

Tyronne EBUEHI (Twente, Holland on loan from Benfica, Portugal)

DOB: 16 December 1995 (24 years)
Position: Right-Back
Caps/Goals: 8/0

Born in the Netherlands to a Nigerian father and a Dutch mother, Tyronne Ebuehi was called up for the first time to the Nigerian national team for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria in November 2016.

However, he declined the call-up, stating then that he needed some time to settle into his team ADO Den Haag. He was later called up for friendiies against Senegal and Burkina Faso in March 2017 and joined up with the squad.

He made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 3-0 friendly win over Togo on 1 June
2017.

Ebuehi was in Nigeria’s 23-man squad to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He came
on as a substitute in the second half of a 2-0 victory over Iceland on 22 June 2018.

On 5 October 2019, Ebuehi got a late invite to play for the Super Eagles in a friendly against Brazil after detender Kenneth Omeruo got injured while on club duty.

Joe ARIBO (Rangers, Scotland)

DOB: 21 July, 1996 (24 years
Position: Central Midfield
Caps/Goals: 4/2

English-born Joe Aribo scored a goal on his international debut for Nigeria when the Super Eagles played a 2-2 draw with Ukraine in an international friendly match on September 10, 2019.

The attacking midfielder also found the back of the net when Nigeria played yet another draw, this time 1-1 with Brazil also in a friendly on 13 October, 2019.

Carl IKEME (Retired)

DOB: 8 June, 1986 (34 years)
Position: Goalkeeper
Caps/Goals: 2/0

Ikeme was born in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands and was eligible to represent England or Nigeria at international level, choosing the latter

He was first called up to the Super Eagles squad in March 2007 by Berti Vogts who named a 37-man provisional squad for a 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Uganda.

He made his international debut for Nigeria on 5 September 2015 against Tanzania in a 2017 AFCON qualifier.

Ikeme made three appearances early on in Nigeria’s successful qualification campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but could not go to the tournament due to his cancer treatment.

Maduka OKOYE (Sparta Rotterdam, Holand)

DOB: 28 August, 1999 (21 years)
Position: Goalkeeper
Caps/Goals: 2/0

Maduka Okoye was born in Dusseldorf to a Nigerian father and a German mother.

On 14 August 2019, Gernot Rohr invited Maduka for a friendly against Ukraine on 10, September, 2019 in Dnipro-Arena.

On 13 October 2019, he made his international debut as a substitute for the injured Francis Uzoho in a friendly match against Brazil which ended 1-1.

Josh MAJA (Bordeaux, France)

DOB: 27 December 1998
(21 years)
Position: Centre-Forward
Caps/Goals: 1/0

Born in England, Josh Maja made his international debut for Nigeria on 10 September, 2019 in a 2-2 draw in a friendly match against Ukraine, replacing Victor Osimhen in added time.

Kevin AKPOGUMA (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Germany)

DOB: 19 April 1995 (25 years)
Position: Centre-back
Caps/Goals: 1/0

Kevin Akpoguma finally made his debut for the Super Eagles in their 1-1 draw with Algeria in an international friendly match at the Worthersee Stadium Flagenfurt in Austria on Friday, October 9, 2020.

Born to a German mother and a Nigerian father, Akpoguma who represénted. Germany at all the youth levels of football replaced Tyrone Ebuehi in the 67th minute.

https://www.completesports.com/11-capped-eagles-born-in-europe-playing-under-rohr/

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Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by robosky02(m): 3:58pm On Oct 11
Ekong has really done well


Even raising to be super eagles assistant captain

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Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by Racoon(m): 6:51pm On Oct 11
William TROOST-EKONG is one of the impressive player Nigeria national team has ever had.

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Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by Luftwaffe(f): 6:51pm On Oct 11
Yet they lose to Africans.
Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by Baybii(f): 6:52pm On Oct 11
We just want them to play well and earn us some trophies. Where they were born isn't any of our business! FFS

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Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by KingEbukasBlog(m): 6:52pm On Oct 11
1-1 draw with Algeria undecided

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Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by ipobarecriminals: 6:53pm On Oct 11
cool
Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by Ufilo2: 6:53pm On Oct 11
angry
Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by angelusbrut: 6:53pm On Oct 11
Luftwaffe:
Yet they lose to Africans.

Stupid players wey spoil my game

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Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by arantess(m): 6:53pm On Oct 11
we no longer export them like we used to 1985-1996
now na importation, when will this coach give local players a chance?
Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by DropsMic(m): 6:54pm On Oct 11
Hmm
Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by EdmundChidera(m): 6:54pm On Oct 11
Okay


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Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by Hambivert: 6:56pm On Oct 11
Sparogatively, OP you just made me remember Osaze Odemwingie!

Born in Russia to a Nigerian father and a Russian mom.

Boy was a wonder on the pitch during his prime, but he ended like the rest!

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Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by Dekingmoses(m): 6:57pm On Oct 11
Yet they loose to a fellow African team

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Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by Bakin3(m): 6:57pm On Oct 11
Nigeria amaka.



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Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by thoollz: 6:58pm On Oct 11
Abeg they're all sh**ty players. This new generation of Nigerians no dey enjoy anything from football, imagine having low tier footballers and 2nd team players playing for the national team. Football was interesting to watch from 94 to the early 2000s.

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Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by GallantDuke(m): 6:58pm On Oct 11
We imports everything even players
Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by gowonmaharajah(m): 6:59pm On Oct 11
Nice!
Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by Playzer: 6:59pm On Oct 11
robosky02:
11/
1-1 draw ?
Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by Kenny242(m): 7:01pm On Oct 11
shocked
Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by Rahkman: 7:04pm On Oct 11
grin i hate this team.... nigerian super eagles no sabi anything... well their play is a mirror of the situation of this useless country everything jaga jaga

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Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by VillageHead: 7:06pm On Oct 11
alright
Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by blacknp(m): 7:06pm On Oct 11
Racoon:
William TROOST-EKONG is one of the impressive player Nigeria national team has ever had.
Useless player, you probably don’t watch soccer? someone that can’t hold a shirt in ordinary udinese? Nigeria v Algeria one of the worst matches I have encountered in a long time, they were playing like the 1990 super eagles notwithstanding they had all those foreign based players on the team?

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Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by BigDawsNet: 7:07pm On Oct 11
cheesy very awesome...
Re: 11 Capped Super Eagles Players Born In Europe Playing Under Rohr by blacknp(m): 7:10pm On Oct 11
Rahkman:
grin i hate this team.... nigerian super eagles no sabi anything... well their play is a mirror of the situation of this useless country everything jaga jaga
Exactly with all those foreign players just look at the performance against Algeria? Couldn’t complete more than 3 passes at any given time, professional kick & follow.

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