Super Eagles coach Gernot Rorh has given Nigeria Professional League Players a lift after declaring that they will have their chance to be part of the national team.
Rohr has preferred foreign-based players over their domestic counterparts in the course of his four years in charge of the Super Eagles. Ikechukwu Ezenwa can be said to be a regular in the Franco-German’s squads and Rohr has regularly cited the state of the nations topflight and the players’ lack of rudimentary tactical understanding as reasons for frequently overlooking domestic players.
Speaking through Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, the Franco-German has challenged the home based players to be ready to proof themselves when football returns in Nigeria. The players should get ready because Rohr will be at the NPFL league venues to assess them”, Toyin said.
The former Bayern Munich and Bordeaux defender, who recently signed a two and half years contract extension with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said he will be moving around match venues to see the players by himself while urging them to be proof they are as good as their foreign counterparts.
Thee Super Eagles have been made up of overseas based players in recent times and in a bid to give a chance to NPFL players, NFF included in Rorh’s new contract that he must scout visit NPFL match venues and scout for qualified players that can fit into the Super Eagles team.
Toyin Ibitoye also included that NFF will provide adequate security for Rorh and his crew when the time comes to start touring league matches.
“There are no security fears as everything would be put in place to ensure he does his job in secured environments, Toyin added.
Rorh, 66, has been in charge of the Super Eagles since 2016, leading the team to the World Cup in Russia 2018 in his first attempt.
The former Gabon and Burkina Faso manager has oversee 49 matches, won 29, drew 11 and lost 9 games in charge of the green, white and green.
The gate has been opened, a chance to be part Super Eagles will be up for grabs when football eventually returns. NPFL players, take your chance!