by Adams Jesse

Raheem Lawal in action for Osmanlispor

Some few days back, Super Eagles of Nigeria gaffer Gernot Rohr released the list of players expected to execute the doubleheader friendly against Poland and Serbia later this month.

John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses as expected headlined the list coupled with some fresh invites into the National set up. The likes of Junior Ajayi, Joel Obi, Stephen Eze and Gabriel Okechukwu were all invited based on their red-hot form for their respective clubs.

Missing on the list is the in-form Osmanlispor of Turkey midfielder Raheem Lawal, a beast who has torn apart opposing defences with his killer passes and dribbling ability.

Raheem Lawal has enjoyed a sterling season so far in the Turkish 1.Lig with  35 games under his belt scoring 5 goals with many assists in the process.

The former Kayserispor, Adana Demirspor and Eskisehirspor midfielder have the right attributes to complement the Super Eagles midfield which already has the quartet of Wilfred Ndidi, Ogenekaro Etebo, Ogenyi Onazi and inspirational skipper John Mikel Obi.

A bit of creativity is needed in the Eagles midfield and Lawal, who has been part of the Super Eagles set up, can bring a different dimension to the Eagles with his passing abilities and general awareness.

Could Raheem Lawal be the missing link? That is a question begging for answers but it is certain he won’t be a duck out of the water. He has the abilities and has been part of the set-up before-a shoe-in for Rohr’ army.
He certainly deserves another shot at the Super Eagles.


Author: jezil7

A young footballer who ventured into sports journalism. the lost winger

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