Super Eagles star reacts to being benched by Gernot Rohr against Benin
- Tyronne Ebuehi has stated that he respects the decision of Gernot Rohr keeping him on the bench against Benin
- The Twente defender was an unused substitute when the Super Eagles defeated the Squirrels of Benin
- The 25-year-old was a member of the Nigerian team that played at the Russia 2018 World Cup under Rohr
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Tyronne Ebuehi has stated that being left out Super Eagles squad against the Benin Republic was the decision of Gernot Rohr and he respects it, Complete Sports.
Ola Aina was the preferred option in the right-back position as the Nigerian side narrowly defeated the Squirrels by a 1-0.
The three-time African champions booked their place in the AFCON 2022 tournament slated for Cameroon after breaking Benin's eight-year unbeaten home record at the Stade de l'Amitie at Port Novo.
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And despite winning the match without Ebuhehi, the Twente defender revealed he is happy to be with the team.
“I am always confident in myself. I think everybody wants to play but at the end of the day the coach makes a decision and we as players have to respect it.
“But if I play I will be happy, if I have to sit on the bench I will equally be happy because like I said it’s already an honor to be here with the team.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Paul Onuachu became a hero for Nigeria after scoring a late winner against Benin to hand Super Eagles a 1-0 win over Benin in Port Novo at the Stade de l'Amitie Stadium.
The three-time African champions had already booked a place in the AFCON 2022 tournament following the scoreless draw between Lesotho and Sierra Leone.
Gernot Rohr's men had to dig deep into the final three minutes added to the 90 before coming up with a goal.
Legit.ng also reported that it was celebration galore for Nigerians after the Super Eagles narrowly defeated Benin by a lone goal in an AFCON qualifier to cement their status as winners in Group L, Twitter.
The three-time African champions had already booked their place in the AFCON 2022 tournament slated for Cameroon.
Maduka Okoye who kept a clean sheet in the game on his fifth cap for the national team showed he is an authentic Nigerian.