Rohr backs Onuachu to shine in Osimhen’s absence

Gernot Rohr is backing Paul Onuachu to shine in the absence of Victor Osimhen against Algeria and Tunisia.


Onuachu was initially omitted from the squad for the friendlies, but he was handed a late call up after Victor Osimhen pulled out from the game.


Onuachu is also in good moments at the moment as he has scored seven goals in seven appearances for his Belgian club KRC Genk this season.


Rohr however admitted Victor Osimhen will be a big miss for the Super Eagles in forthcoming friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia, but he is confident Paul Onuachu will help the team.


“Osimhen is a big absence because he has scored goals with us and also doing well with his new club, he leads our attack, we will miss him,” admitted Rohr.


“Onuachu is his replacement, he’s scoring a lot of goals at Genk, but a team can’t adapt to a player. He has to adapt to the team.


Stressing further, Rohr also encouraged the former Midtylland forward to adapt to his team quickly as he won’t be setting up his team to play long balls.


“We will not change our game only for him by playing long balls because he’s good in the air. We will play football.


“He has to adapt to the team, he can help us to replace Osimhen,” he concluded.



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