Nigeria senior team technical adviser Gernot Rohr has told Super Eagles central defender William Troost-Ekong that
he must move to a bigger club in a bigger league in Europe to match his soaring form and improve his game, according

Rohr who led the Super Eagles to a heartwarming 3-1 victory over Algeria in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo
on Saturday, told in Abuja on Monday that Troost-Ekong who plies his trade in Norway
should be playing in one of the top leagues of Europe

“Ekong just have to change club. He must play at a higher level. He wants to go to a Belgium club, but he just has
to play at a better level. He just finished a season in Norway, but his game has outgrown the club he intends going
to, and I think we have to help him get a club at higher level to improve his game,” Rohr tells

“We have to do it quietly because it is not official work of a national team coach, but I know clubs in the higher
leagues would be willing to give him offer. Ekong and Balogun have impressed me in their partnership in the Eagles
central defence. So we must find ways to help them improve better.”

Rohr continues: ” I am satisfied with the two central defenders that played against Algeria and I believe they can
only improve with time, but I will be going to search and monitor players in Europe to strengthen the Eagles defense
ahead of the World Cup qualifiers next year.”

Meanwhile Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme who missed the World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Uyo
last week due to hip injury Is expected to return to his club, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC’s training in two weeks

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr disclosed on Monday said that he has been in regular contact with Ikeme, adding
that he celebrated the Eagles win by calling on the squad members to congratulate them.

“Ikeme is nearing full recovery and I can tell you that he will be returning to training in two weeks time, and
hopefully, he will regain his place as number one goalkeeper of Wolverhampton wanderers as soon as possible, and get
his form back,” Rohr stated.

He said of Daniel Akpeyi who manned the posts in the Saturday’s match against Algeria: “I am also impressed with
Daniel Akpeyi who stood in for Ikeme. He did well, and I am happy with him. I momtored him while keeping fpr Chippa