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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Nobody Can Tell Me Who To Select – Rohr


ABUJA - Nigeria Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr has stated that he has a free hand to select his players, insisting nobody can dictate to him on who to pick for national duty.

Last week, the 66-year-old was handed a new two-year contract by the Nigeria Foot­ball Federation (NFF), follow­ing the expiration of his pre­vious deal.

In March, Nosa Igiebor claimed he was shut out of the Super Eagles because he was not playing in a top league while the Franco-German tac­tician has also been accused of not introducing more Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) players into the nation­al team.

Rohr, however, revealed he selects players in consultation with his assistants which is strictly based on merit, ex­plaining the best will always have a chance for the Super Eagles.

“It is not a part of my con­tract to take players who are not so good. I can choose my players myself. It is the most important [thing]. So, nobody can tell me ‘You have to pick this one or that one,” Rohr told Channels TV.

“I can take the best players and I don’t do it alone. We have a team and our staff. I have my assistant, I have my analyzer.

“Each Monday we have our meetings and we speak about the games played at the week­end and what our players did. We have to take the best ones no matter where they are coming from.”

Rohr has been in charge of the Super Eagles since 2016 and qualified the team for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The former Bordeaux man­ager guided the team to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Nigeria currently lead the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers Group L with six points after back-to-back vic­tories against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho.

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