Defender Ola Aina, who played at junior level for England but opted to represent fatherland at senior level, was handed his Nigerian debut on Saturday – the same day the Super Eagles became the first African country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Aina, who was cleared by FIFA to dorn the green-and-white just before the away match against Cameroon in Yaounde last month, got his opportunity after left back Elderson Echiejile got injured in the 79th minute.
“He did pretty well. He tackes well, joins the attack, has the heart for the big game and very calculating,” Rohr praised Aina at the post –match conference.
Incidentally, Ola Aina will be celebrating his birthday on Sunday, 8th October 2017.