NO ONE IMPOSES PLAYERS ON ME, SAYS NIGERIA’S GERNOT ROHR

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has insisted that he has a free hand to select his players, insisting nobody can dictate to him on whom to pick for national duty.

Last week, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), following the expiration of his previous deal with the West Africans, handed the 66-year-old a new two-year contract.

ThisDay newspaper in Nigeria reports that in March, 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 players into the national team.

Rohr, however, explained that he selects players in consultation with his assistants.

The selection, he explained, 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 and I have my analysts.

 “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.”