Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes that it was a ‘logical ’ decision to leave Dele Ajiboye out of his latest Super Eagles squad despite his heroics during the African Nations Championship , ESPN reports .
Goalkeeping remains a problematic position for the national side following the retirement of Vincent Enyeama and Carl Ikeme ’ s leukaemia diagnosis.
However, despite demonstrating his quality with a heroic display during the Eagles’ 1 – 0 CHAN semi – final victory over Sudan , Ajiboye was overlooked for Nigeria ’ s squad ahead of their upcoming friendlies against Poland and Serbia .
“ They already had their chance , ” Goal quoted Rohr as saying when asked about Ajiboye and Dele Alampasu ’s non- inclusion in the latest Eagles squad. “ Remember that we have invited Dele .
“ Dele was second choice in the CHAN team , and it ’d be surprising that he was No . 1 and (Ikechukwu) Ezenwa No. 2 in the Super Eagles. “ We must be logical in our choices .”
Plateau United ’s Ajiboye came off the bench to replace injured captain Ezenwa early into the Eagles’ semi – final against the Falcons of Jeddiane , and ensured it was the West African who came out top.