Nigerian coach Gernot Rohr is unhappy that Bayern Munich’s youngster Jamal Musiala did not opt for Nigeria.
Musiala, who was born in Stuttgart to a German mother and a Nigerian father, was eligible for the Super Eagles through his father, but chose to devote his international future to Germany.
Nigeria was the only country he didn’t play for at any level out of the three countries he was eligible to represent before joining the four-time world champions.
Musia became an household name for Bayern Munich’s junior teams after leaving Chelsea just two years ago, and was immediately promoted to the first team.
The 18-year-old has nine senior caps for Die Mannschaft, scoring one goal in his most recent encounter against North Macedonia. He was on Germany’s roster for the 2020 European Championship.
David Alaba and Joshua Zirkzee are two more Nigerian-born footballers who were part of the Bayern Munich youth system before breaking into the first squad.
Rohr speaking to Elegbete TV Sports was full of praises for the FC Bayern Munich Academy:
“They built a campus. I was there yesterday for the U19 match. 85 million euros, they made an investment for the young, for the future.
“Musiala is coming from here. Musiala I have the regret, he could also play for Nigeria but he decided to play for Germany. Wonderful player.
“They also have Alaba from this campus.”
Academy product of VfL Neckarau Rohr joined Bayern Munich as a teenager and stayed for two years before going on to play for Waldhof Mannheim, Kickers Offenbach, and Bordeaux.