Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has explained why Vincent Onovo was handed a late call-up.

Onovo joined camp on Monday from his Hungarian club Ujpeast but was not used in the goalless draw against Cameroon on Tuesday. The 25-year-old midfielder replaced the injured William Troost-Ekong.

Speaking to the Super Eagles Media Team, the German tactician revealed the Onovo’s versatility and the absence of defenders opened the chance for the Abuja-born midfielder.

“He (Onovo) came because we didn’t have any defenders no more on the bench, so we need him. He can play central defense or defensive midfielder.

He played twenty-nine league games for the Purples and scored a goal.

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