Rohr explains why NPFL players are not in his squad


Age might be part of the reason why coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr isn’t keen on inviting players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to his squad for games, .

Rohr who has called more players from the NPFL to the senior national team of Nigeria more than any coach since 2013 hint at age as part of the reason why he isn’t keen on inviting them any further.

The coach said he is focused on inviting young players who are going to be useful to the future of the team and sadly he hasn’t seen the one that has caught his attention in the NPFL lately.

” The idea is to get young players who can last the team in the next few years and that is why we are interested in the youth teams from the U17 to the U23. We don’t have them much in the NPFL, hopefully that will change next season “,

He went further to say he won’t hesitate to call up any player who he feels can contribute to the team if he finds one in the NPFL when the season gets underway.

” Not possible to ignore a good player. We will call anyone we see that can help us improve. The season is yet to start as soon as we find a good player we will call the player like we did in the past with local players to push for a spot”, Rohr stated.