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SUPER EAGLES: IHEANACHO IN TEARS AS ROHR DROPS HIM AND AJAYI FROM THE AFCON2019 LIST

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Joseph Omoniyi

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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr announced his final 23-man list for the 2019 Arican Cup of Nations, AFCON in Egypt and Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi of English club Rotherham United did not make the squad.

Hotjist gathered that, Iheanacho who has been struggling for game time at his Premier League club, broke down in tears after he was dropped from the team.

Also, defensive midfielder Semi Ajayi was up against more experienced players who play at bigger clubs.

Rohr had all hinted that club form would be a major determinant in the players on the final squad to Egypt 2019.

Reports say some top officials had ordered that Iheanacho for one should be on the flight to Egypt, but Rohr insisted that there is fierce competition among the strikers on the squad and “gifts” will not be handed out to any player.

He also said Iheanacho is lacking self-belief and has been unhappy.

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Rohr did not play the former Manchester City star in last night’s warm-up against Zimbabwe to finally seal his decision to leave him out of the party to Egypt.

The rest of the provisional squad are therefore safe and will fly out to Egypt later today from Asaba on a chartered flight.

They will fly out along with the Warriors of Zimbabwe by 4pm local time.

The Eagles will set up training base in Ismailia, where they will play a final warm-up game against Senegal on Sunday, June 16.

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