World Cup 2018: Rohr reveals his biggest regret
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has revealed that the absence of goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is his biggest regret ahead of next month’s World Cup in Russia.
DAILY POST reports that Ikeme is undergoing treatment for acute Luekemia after he helped the Super Eagles to a winning start in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Zambia in October 2016.
“My biggest regret is the absence of Carl,” admitted Rohr, who visited the goalkeeper in hospital in England.
However, Ikeme will take the traditional kick-off at Wembley when Nigeria take on fellow World Cup qualifiers England in a friendly on June 2.
The absence of Ikeme on Rohr’s 30-man provisional squad to Russia 2018 means that the Eagles No 1 spot is now up for grabs between four goalkeepers – Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Ajiboye and Daniel Akpeyi.