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Rohr Wants Eagles to Improve Market Value



Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, wants good on and off field conduct for Super Eagles players. This to him will improve on their market value. The German tactician spoke at the studios of HS Media/HotSports where he was a special guest of The Match Live Audience Viewing event.
According to a media statement from HS Media, the tactician watched the Bundesliga Der Klassiker match between his former club, Bayern Munich, and rivals, Borrusia Dortmund.
Rohr played for Bayern in the 1972-73 season. Bundesliga is being telecast to Nigerian homes courtesy StarTimes/HS Media partnership.
“We also appreciate the challenges the marketers could face in periods when the national team isn’t doing so well; you can hardly separate the profile of the Eagles and their marketability.
“And so we are not only mindful of the fact that we have to qualify for competitions and work hard to excel in those championships, but we recognize the fact that positive results for the team helps marketing and merchandising,” Rohr said.
The manager who has recorded a hundred percent victory in his competitive games with the Eagles and did not invite any of the Nigerians based in China for the team’s last friendly game against Senegal stressed that his decision on those players was based purely on the distance between their bases and the other parts of the world.
He said, “It is not a problem that they are playing in China. The problem is the distance from here. It is very far away to monitor them. But I am happy that we now have StarTimes to watch and monitor the players from here. I guess we can all watch them better now.”
Rohr then congratulated HS Media Group led by their Chairman/CEO Taye Ige for the success of the ultra modern studio project, and wished them well in the future.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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