August 17, 2017

Road to Russia: Ebuehi turns down Nigeria invitation

New Nigeria call-up Tyronne Ebuehi has ruled himself out of a World Cup qualifier against Algeria, saying he prefers to focus on his Dutch club ADO Den Haag.

Ebuehi is a 20-year-old right fullback and has been given a first-ever call-up by Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr for a World Cup qualifier against Algeria on November 12 in Uyo.

However, he has now told his club’s website he will not be flying out to Nigeria for the game because he wishes to concentrate on his club career after chalking up a good run in the first team.

“I see it as a great honour that I am noticed in my homeland,” Ebuehi told his club’s website.

“But at this moment ADO Den Haag require my full attention especially now that I have settled into the main team. Therefore it does not seem the right time to travel to Nigeria for the match.

“I want to focus completely on the club, but I certainly do not rule out that I could take up another call-up.”

This season, he has made six appearances in the league for his club and scored a goal.

Last year, he made a total of 14 appearances in the league.

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