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Gernot Rohr Has To Bring Out The Best From Chidera Ejuke Ahead Of The Second Leg Against CAR

Nigeria lost in a one-nil defeat to an average Central African Republic team. In matches like this, anything is bound to happen, but a late loss is hard to swallow for any Super Eagles supporters.

The main positivity we can take from the game is Chidera Ejuke's performance. A subtle performance from the CSKA Moscow winger got everyone impressed. The sharpest player on the Super Eagles team. Whenever he touches the ball, his move is direct to the box. Precisely, he's been the only one that created some chances from the wing. 

We can't give it up to him yet. There are still some lapses in his game. Linking up with Osimhen didn't really work for Ejuke. You can credit the CAR defense for that, they did a good job in stopping the Super Eagles players. Regardless of that, Ejuke is a dribble that could have been more effective than he was in yesterday's match. 

Rohr didn't give him a specific assignment so I believe that was an independent constructive play from him. It was obvious that the lads are not playing in adherence to anything the Coach had set up. My observation is that Ejuke should be utilized as a multifaceted winger. Swinging from the left position to the right position would boost the team attack. Moses Simon lacked that impact in his position. 

A switch would have opened up the CRA defense from the right flanks. This is what modern days footballer does to dismantle the opponents' defense. We expected Rohr to do that yesterday. Quite unfortunate, he couldn't put that in check. He needs to bring out the best from this player because he's a gem for the National team.

Consistent performance in this World Cup qualifier so far, you can rate him in a high pedigree with Victor Osimhen. We hope to see him bounce back against Central African Republic on Sunday. 

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