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Why I Am I’m Shunning Home-Based Players – Super Eagles Coach, Rohr



By Philips Sunday

London, (AN24) – Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has revealed that he is shying away from inviting players who feature in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) because Nigeria’s best players are based in Europe.
The German made this comment before the media while reviewing the Super Eagles’ latest outing in London.

According to him,   “Our best players are playing in Europe,

“Senegal, who we played against in London had no local player. The big teams don’t have local players.”

“Next week, I will be in Nigeria to see some games. I have watched some league games already, but the players there are not better than what we already have,” he said.

“The quality of the clubs could be seen from the African competitions where Wikki Tourists and FC Ifeanyi Ubah crashed out of the CAF Confederation Cup, while Rangers and Rivers United exited the Champions league.”

Rohr, however stressed that he would offer the home-based players a chance in the CHAN Eagles, adding that he will be in Nigeria next week to watch some league matches with the hope of scouting more players for the national team.

“The local players will feature in the CHAN. We will see them there”, Rohr opined.

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