Rohr: No Limits On China-Based Players In Super Eagles

Rohr: No Limits On China-Based Players In Super Eagles

By Johnny Edward:



Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has denied reports claiming he has set a limit to the number of players to be invited to the senior national team from the Chinese Super League, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.


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Skipper Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo made big money moves to the CSL in January after failing to hold down regular places at Chelsea and Watford respectively.


Brown Ideye's move to China from Olympiacos is also set to be confirmed. 


A report (not on Completesportsnigeria.com) claimed the German coach had restricted the number of players from the Chinese league he would invite. 


"My attention has been drawn to a story quoting me as setting a limit on number of players to be invited from the Chinese League," Rohr was quoted in a series of tweets on the official Twitter handle of the Super Eagles on Thursday. 


"I do not know where this statement credited to me came from.


"I know the media are very important partners of our football development and have a huge role to play in our success as a team.


"It's not good for me to get used to seeing stories credited to me that I do not know anything about or read words I never said. 


"I therefore implore our media friends to be more professional in this regard so we can together get Nigeria football to the top."


The Super Eagles are scheduled to play two friendly matches in March against Senegal and Ghana or Morocco before Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in June.

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