Gernot Rohr finally discloses big reason NPFL stars are not getting chance in Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr finally discloses big reason NPFL stars are not getting chance in Super Eagles

  • Gernot Rohr has called for better treatment for the Nigerian League players so as for them to get the chance in the Super Eagles
  • Enyimba forward Anayo and goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa are currently the NPFL regulars in the Super Eagles
  • Rohr claimed that the Nigerian League players are going through lots of issues citing traveling as an example

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Gernot Rohr who is the Super Eagles coach has explained that not having good facilities and playing on synthetic pitches are among the reasons Nigerian League players are not getting the chance in his team.

There have been some calls that Gernot Rohr should be giving the local League players the chance in the Super Eagles the same way those playing in Europe are getting.

According to the report on Scorenigeria, the German coach explained that he will definitely look out for the best legs in the Nigerian League for the chance to compete in his main squad.

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Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr and assistant Yobo in action. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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Recently, the home based Super Eagles were given the chance to travel to the United States where they played a friendly against Mexico.

The likes of Anayo who plays for Enyimba and Stephen Jude of Kwara United played for the Super Eagles against Mexico in America.

Gernot Rohr's reaction

“Of course I will invite local players if they were better than their foreign-based counterparts.
“That’s why we invite younger players from the local league to encourage them and when we have friendlies, we test them.
“Honestly, they don’t have the best conditions, play on synthetic pitches, the facilities are not good, they travel long distances for matches.
“Better conditions should be given these players.”

Earlier, had reported how Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu was on target for his Belgian League side Genk in their 2-1 defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk in the first leg of their Champions League third qualification stage at Cristal Arena earlier this week.

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The 27-year-old continued from where he stopped last campaign after firing his side ahead in the 39th minute through a header.

Onuachu advanced into the 18-yard box after anticipating a delivery from his teammate and then overjumped his opponent to give his side the lead just six minutes before halftime.

But despite taking the lead in the opening half, John van den Brom's men failed to hold on to their lead as they conceded two goals in the second half.


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