- Â Agali vows to deliver best talents to Rohr
Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja
Former Super Eagles player and leader of the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers (NANPF) Dahiru Sadi says ex- Golden Eaglets captain Musa Mohammed deserves a place for next Nigeria friendly considering his recent form in Bulgaria.
The former RSC Anderlecht star also noted that the player is one of the most promising young players in the country and his talents should be utilized by Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr ahead of next yearâ€™s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
â€œI, like many who know football believe he is one of the best players in Nigeria. His problem before now was lacking of playing time in Turkey but since he moved to Lokomotiv Plodiv, he’s playing 90 minutes, he seemed to have rediscovered his form and I want to call on the national team coaches to look towards him for next matches because he is a quality player.â€ Sadi noted.
Several football analysts have also hailed the playerâ€™s form rediscovery due to getting maximum playing time in Eastern Europe while also believing that itâ€™s only a matter of time before he acutalises his dream of making a comeback in the national team and also getting a bigger club.
Musa who has three caps for the senior national team is on loan in Bulgaria from Turkish top flight side Ä°stanbul BaÅŸakÅŸehir and has played all 90 minutes in his sideâ€™s last 9 matches with his trademark overlapping runs and crosses subject of applauses by Plodiv fans.
In a related development, the scorer of the milestone 100th World Cup qualifying goal for Nigeria, Victor Agali is delighted about the new role as Chief Scout for the Super Eagles that Nigeriaâ€™s German coach, Gernot Rohr has carved out for him.
Agali who spent the period 1998 to 2004 in Rohrâ€™s native country, Germany, was on Monday given the role to scout for new talents for the World Cup-bound Super Eagles.
The former Nigerian strikerâ€™s link with the Nigerian coach is however more than just having played in Germany.
Agali played under Rohr at French side OGC Nice in the 2004-2005 season, scoring six goals in 30 appearances.
The lanky former Nigerian striker whose second goal doubled Nigeriaâ€™s lead at 2-0 in an eventual 3-0 defeat of Sudan in a 2002 World Cup qualifying match at the now renamed Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt expressed his delight to Sports Village Square.
He had apparently been rendering scouting services to Rohr. He told Sports Village Square that he will redouble his dedication to duty.
â€œI am glad to be call upon. Rohr is a great man I have known for long and I wonâ€™t hesitate to get him the best set of players which he desires, remarked Agali who stormed the Nigerian football scene after being included in the team that featured at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.