Torunarigha snubs Nigeria

Gernot Rohr is disappointed following the decision of Jordan Torunarigha to turn down an opportunity to feature for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup.

The German-born Nigerian has represented Germany youth sides but has yet to make his debut for the senior team which makes him eligible to play for the three-time African champions.

The defender who rose from the youth team of Hertha Berlin has made 14 appearances across all competitions this season for the Bundesliga outfit.

However, the 20-year-old has preferred to pledge his international future to the reigning world champions, much to the displeasure of the German tactician - looking to fortify his defence ahead of the big summer in Russia.

"It's disappointing because he was presented with a great chance to play in the World Cup if only he was interested," Rohr told BBC Sport.

"I've followed his progress, I believe he would have made positive contributions to the team.

"But we must really respect this young boy's decision now and wish him well."

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