Rohr wants goals from Iwobi
Nigeria’s Coach Gernot Rohr is banking on Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi for goals when they face debutants Burundi on Saturday in the Africa Cup of Nations Group B opener in Egypt.
Rohr has cause for concern as Nigeria failed to score in two warm-up matches against fellow qualifiers, drawing 0-0 at home to Zimbabwe and losing 1-0 to Senegal in Egypt.
But a favourable draw — Guinea and Madagascar complete Group B — should ensure Nigeria top the standings and book a last-16 place.
The 65-year-old German says Iwobi is needed to find himself amongst Super Eagles' goals.
“Although only 23, Alex is an experienced international and I want to see him scoring more regularly for the national team,” Rohr told CAF.
“He, Odion (Ighalo) and Ahmed (Musa) can cause a lot of damage to opposition defences if they click at this Cup of Nations,” concluded the German.