Nigerians expected so much from him due to his rich vein of form which saw him score plenty of goals prior to his maiden call-up the camp.
Unfortunately, Nwakaeme didn’t live up to his billing during Nigeria’s 1-1 draw (later forfeited) with Algeria which was his debut game for the West African side.
He struggled to get past his markers on countless occasions and he also missed a glorious opportunity to give the Eagles a much deserved lead.
Having failed to grab his opportunity with both hands, Nwakaeme hasn’t returned to the team for more than a year as competition for places in Rohr’s team continue to increase steadily.
However, this season has been a very productive one for the center-forward cum winger who looks rejuvenated since his switch to Turkish giant Trabzonspor.
He has scored 10 goals from 23 league matches, and he deserves another chance from Rohr before the AFCON tournament in Egypt in order to prove his attacking prowess with the three-time African Champions.
With Iheanacho’s not-too-impressive form with Leicester throughout the campaign, Nwakaeme should be invited to camp to fight for a spot in the team’s attacking department.