- Rohr has admitted that Nigerian based players lie about their ages
- He says that is the reason he hardly invites them to the national team
- However, he says that the door is not closed on the best players in the NPFL
Nigeria’s Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said he is aware that Nigerian based players lie about their ages.
The 63-year-old said he is not comfortable with the age factor of players based in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
According to him, it is the reason he hardly invites them to the national team.
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The German said in an interview with Brila FM: “There is an existing problem with Nigeria based players. We cannot tell their real age.”
However, he said that the door is not closed on the best players in the NPFL.
“The door is always open for the best players. The Nigeria League players must prove themselves with the CHAN team first, because at the moment we have a winning team, so the home based players must prove they deserve a place in the team.”
NAIJ.com recalls that Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa was the only home-based player invited by Rohr, for the recent games against Algeria and Senegal.
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