Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has said he has received a promise from the parents from Dutch-born ADO Den Haag defender Tyronne Ebuehi he will honour his invite to play for the Super Eagles.
Ebuehi was invited for last month’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria, but he rejected the invitation, saying he wanted to focus on his club career.
“The parents told me that he would come if we invite him again,” Rohr was quoted by AfricanFootball.com as saying on Thursday.
“The player from Holland told me yes, but in the last moment he told me no.”
Rohr wanted Ebuehi to play at right-bach, which has seen four players featuring in that role in the team’s last three matches – Musa Mohammed, Wilfred Ndidi, Kenneth Omeruo and Shehu Abdullahi.