Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has hinted that he won’t invite new players for their upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
Speaking in an interview on the team’s official YouTube page, Rohr debunked reports that some new players had been granted permission to play for Nigeria by FIFA.
He insisted he has good players in his squad and would not consider bringing in any new player at the moment.
“You can read so many names in the newspaper, but that’s not the best way to select the players, the best way to select the players is to scout them very well, and also to speak to them if there is motivation to come. If they want to come, they have to write a letter to FIFA that they want to switch from England, Germany or Austria to Nigeria and it’s not easy for them to make that choice,” Rohr said.
Rohr also added; When you come into a team for the first time, you need a little time to adapt and to take your place in the group. I hope that we can find better players, but we already have good players in our team.