The Super Eagles Technical Director, Gernot Rohr has backed misfiring Ighalo to start in the front ahead of new invitee, Isaac Success, stating lack of enough time to experiment as the major reason for his decision. He also said that the former Watford striker has regained his form with his club side in China following a turbulent World Cup campaign.
He stated that “China-based striker Odion Ighalo is ahead of Watford front man Isaac Success in the Super Eagles because he has formed a better understanding with the rest of the team having been part of the team for much longer”. “We don’t have the time in three, four days to change our offensive formation, but we invited (Isaac) Success, who plays in the same position,”.He further stated that “The problem is that in four days, will he find an understanding with the other players?”
Isaac Success is having a second spell of chance with the Super Eagles after his debut two year ago. The Super Eagles take on Libya in two legged encounter of important AFCON qualifier this week and it is felt Isaac Success can play a part in helping the Eagles overcome the huge tests