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I Can Select Players Myself - Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr insists that he can select players himself pointing out that No one can tell him who to select for the National Team.



The German Tactician has revealed how he select players taking his assistant into huge consideration before choosing anyone at the National level.


The 66 year old Nigerian Coach, Rohr has been handed a 2 year contract by the NFF following the Expiration of his previous deal with the three times African giants.


Nosa Igiebor claimed he was shut out of the Super Eagles because he was not playing in a top league while the Franco-German tactician has also been accused of not introducing more Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) players into the national team.

Rohr, however, revealed he selects players in consultation with his assistants which is strictly based on merit, explaining the best will always have a chance for the Super Eagles.

“It is not a part of my contract to take players who are not so good. I can choose my players myself. It is the most important [thing]. So, nobody can tell me ‘You have to pick this one or that one,” Rohr told Channels TV.

“I can take the best players and I don’t do it alone. We have a team and our staff. I have my assistant, I have my analyzer.

“Each Monday we have our meetings and we speak about the games played at the weekend and what our players did. We have to take the best ones no matter where they are coming from.”