NFF officials can’t influence who I select for the team – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr insists he will not allow intefrence in his selection of players for the team ahead of AFCON qualifier.

NFF officials can't influence who I select for the team - Gernot Rohr
NFF officials can’t influence who I select for the team – Gernot Rohr


This comes after NFF President, Amaju Pinnick disclosed during a TV interview with on Monday that the NFF is willing to offer Rohr a new deal when his contract expires in 2020 but a clause stating that Rohr must be involved in the Nigerian League and picking players from the league, will be inserted.

But the German tactician declared that he would only select players on merit irrespective of where they are playing. Addressing newsmen, Rohr said:

I know he (Pinnick) sometimes has a different opinion to mine, but then, it is football. I never accept it to make a choice coming from the officials; my choice is the choice of sports arguments only, to take the best players,”

“Unfortunately, we could not take more players from the local league because they did not play, so it was difficult for them to be fit.“I know that some people cannot be happy about my choice but I can tell you it is my choice, it is always honest.”

“I know that some people cannot be happy about my choice but I can tell you it is my choice, it is always honest.”

I have to work, the contract is not a problem. I think by the end of the year, I will discuss with the NFF. No distraction for me, but it’s time for us to have a new project to win the next AFCON, we need to be at the next World Cup as well.”

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