Gernot Rohr Explains Why it is difficult for Nigerian-born foreign players to play for Nigeria
By Adejuyigbe olorunfemi
Super Eagles head Coach Gernot Rohr has stated that it would be difficult for players who has played for any country to switch their allegiance to represent Nigeria, Bsnsports.com.ng understands
He made this statement after QPR midfielder Ebere Eze turned down the invitation to represent the Super Eagles for the upcoming 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers when they face Benin Republic and Lesotho, few weeks after Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori also decided to represent England.
However, Gernot Rohr said the door is opened for as many who are still eligible to play for Nigeria and wishes to represent Nigeria but he warned against pressure from the media.
“The door to the Super Eagles is always open to the best players. There are so many players to choose from but the media sometimes insist they must come but they don’t want because they can play for England and Germany . So it is not always easy for the players to decide and it’s never good to put pressure on them.” Rohr said.
Eze is eligible to represent Nigeria due to his heritage, but the English FA is also keeping tabs on him.