Etim Esin: Rohr must work, live in Nigeria…..not abroad


Former Nigeria international, Etim Esin says the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) must compel Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr to work and live in Nigeria.

According to The Guardian, Esin noted that the Eagles manager not being able to remain in the country to watch the league and discover players since taking over the men’s senior national team has contributed to the poor level of football development in the country.

He pointed out that former Super Eagles’ handler, Clemence Westerhof spent his entire time discovering players from all levels in the country.

“If the NFF wants Rohr to develop Nigerian football for the future, I don’t have any issues with it, but the federation must make him work and live in Nigeria

“He needs to be in the country to source for domestic talents after failing at the World Cup.

Westerhof discovered players like Finidi George, Daniel Amokachi, Sunday Oliseh and others during his days in the national team.

We still have abundant talents across the country like this ex stars waiting to be discovered and groomed by an experienced tactician.

“The politics in Nigerian football is killing the development of the game.

I see no reason why Rohr would still be pampered after having the worst result ever for Nigeria in the World Cup, he added.