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NIG 1-1 CPV: Rohr's Decision To Not Make Use Of Ejuke And Chukwueze Is Understandable

Fans have continued to react to Gernot Rohr's decision to not use Samuel Chukwueze and Chidera Ejuke in the match against Cape Verde. Despite progressing to the next round, the Nigerian team played under pressure throughout the second half.

Photo: Nigerian Players || Twitter

However, many Nigerian fans have raised questions about the decision to not bring in natural wingers. Well, this article will be sharing why Rohr's decision is understandable. Take a look!

Photo: Samuel Chukwueze and Chidera Ejuke

Firstly, note that Samuel Chukwueze and Chidera Ejuke are good dribblers, but they are not strong defensively. Note that the second half of the game was very tense so, the Team needed more defensive-minded players than offensive players. For that reason, he only made "like for like" substitutions. Note that he replaced Simons with Shehu Abdullahi, Kelechi for Ighalo, and Frank Onyeka for Aribo.

Photo: Gernot Rohr || Twitter

At this stage of the qualifiers, Gernot Rohr had to choose between attacking and defending, and the German tactician chose the latter. Well, it must be said that Rohr's decision eventually paid off because the Super Eagles were able to absorb Cape Verde's pressure in the Second-half. Hence, the Nigerian national team progressed to the 2022 World Cup playoffs.

Photo: Group C final group standing || Sofascore

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