Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe may be on his way to making a comeback to the Nigerian national team.
Anichebe has been on a rare good form for the Black Cats, scoring 3 goals in his last 2 games. This has prompted new Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to admit he’d be taking him into consideration.
Rohr has revealed that he’d be travelling to London to meet up with the former Everton man regarding a possible return to the Eagles. Rohr will also be speaking to the father of Chelsea teen Ola Aina, who is eligible to play for both England and Nigeria.
Anichebe made his debut for Nigeria in 2008, coming on and scoring in an Olympics qualifier against South Africa. He’d later retire in 2013, saying he wanted to focus more on his club football. This was following a groin injury sustained while playing for Nigeria during a 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Madagascar.
His club form has been poor since, and his recent burst of Sunderland is the first thing that has put him back on the national spotlight ever since. Many Nigerians have been keeping tabs on him since he signed for David Moyes at Sunderland, and it might not be long before he returns to the Eagles fold.