Keown praises Omeruoh, questions why Chelsea haven't given him a chance

By Nelson Dafe on June 23, 2018

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Super Eagles defender and Kasimpasa of Turkey loanee Kenneth Omeruoh returned to the Nigerian senior team's line up against Finland yesterday and impressed in a back three central defence position as Nigeria handed Finland a 2-0 defeat in the Russia 2018 World Cup. 

Omeruoh's performance was appreciated by Arsenal legend and sports columnist Martin Keown who praised the Chelsea-owned player after the match and questioned why his parent club has not given the player a chance to play in the English premier League.  

Writing for the BBC Keown said: "Kenneth Omeruo has been immense. He's slotted into this team seamlessly - I can't see why Chelsea haven't given him a chance.

“This new shape has really worked for Nigeria – they look fluid and full of confidence."

The Super Eagles of Nigeria next play Lionel Messi's Argentina in their last group game and a draw will be enough for them to qualify from the group provided Iceland don't beat table toppers Croatia by three goals or more. 

•Photo shows Omeruoh in action for Nigeria

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 23, 2018


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