My Problem With Nigeria-Based Players – Super Eagle’s Coach Gernot Rohr
The Nigerian national team Head coach, Gernot Rohr has admitted that Nigerian National team members are fond of falsifying their age.
The national coach who admitted he is not comfortable with the age factor of professional footballers in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL said: “There is an existing problem with Nigeria based players. We cannot tell their real age.”
Gernot Rohr made his observation and disposition known in an interview with Brila FM.
Rohr revealing that he hardly invites such players to the national team added that added that the age factor is the main reason why he chose to employ the services of goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa for the recent games against Algeria and Senegal.
He added: “The door is always open for the best players. The Nigeria League players must prove themselves with the CHAN team first, because at the moment we have a winning team, so the home based players must prove they deserve a place in the team.”