“The quality of our players abroad is higher” – Gernot Rohr

Nigerian Super Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr does not seem to think that the home-based players are on the same level as their foreign-based counterparts who play in some of the top leagues in Europe.

The quality of our players abroad is higher' - Gernot Rohr writes off chances of Nigerian league players joining Super Eagle
The quality of our players abroad is higher’ – Gernot Rohr writes off chances of Nigerian league players joining Super Eagle


Speaking at Wednesday’s post-match press conference, Gernot Rohr has reiterated that the chances of Nigeria Professional Football League players making his roster for subsequent national team games are very slim.

He said:

This is not the moment to speak about my contract, let us speak about the match, we have our project, let us speak about our team, we have been together for three years, Musa was here.

”The team is progressing and we now have young boys who are coming in. I know that you want more and more home-based players but the quality we have abroad is higher for the moment than in the home-based league (Nigeria Professional Football League).

”But we took somebody again to give him a chance, Ifeanyi from Enyimba, and we will all the time give the chance to the players who deserve”.

Rohr, a former Bayern Munich defender, has revealed he will not be pressured by the NFF to pick players, but will only pick players on merit.

Recall the NFF and Rohr are at loggerheads over the inclusion of the home based player in the national team matches.

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