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Why It Will Be Difficult For NPFL Players To Compete With Eagles’ Overseas-Based Stars -Rohr

Why It Will Be Difficult For NPFL Players To Compete With Eagles’ Overseas-Based Stars -Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has disclosed that the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) players doesn’t have what it takes to compete with the team’s overseas-based stars at the biggest stage of the game.

The German tactician made this known while reacting to questions from journalists on why he refused to invite more home based players to the overseas-based stars that will face Liberia and Cape Verde in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

He said: “I hear this question all the time and I give the same question all the time. I take the best players and actually the home based players are not in competition, they stopped it already a few weeks ago. But I took some of them, I took Adekunle; who plays for Abia Warriors, you must have seen him in training.

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“So, the home based players have a chance if they’re doing well. But they’re not in competition so it’s very difficult for them to be better than the players in Europe, who are playing all the time in their clubs at a very high level.”

Recall that the senior national team will face Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Friday before battling Cape Verde on September 7.

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  • Ako AMADI 3 years ago

    Nigeria loves mediocrity, and the Olympics have shown Nigeria the empty stuff we’re made of.

  • Who goes to war leaving behind his best worriors?…Home based players can never be at the Same level as European players…..Just as Top 5 European club players are at a higher level than other European club players…..It’s painful and bitter to swallow but it’s the truth.

  • Richie 3 years ago

    Ahswear, if Gernot Rohr carry that squad wey go meet Mexico to go meet Cape Verde tomorrow, walahi, these Blue Sharks go shii Dem like 7-0, oloun……carry go jare Gerny, you’re doing well!

  • Imnas 3 years ago

    It’s racism,and superiority complex.. combined. If you ask proponents of this European ‘superiority’ who is better, of course they tell you Africa is no where,but at the world club cup,some African teams defeated this so-called European wizardry, tp mazembe and the north African clubs had a fine run about two three years back,I wonder their explanation for this.

  • Some Home Base players are still good. The so call home Base players selected against Mexico is a scam. Why did Rohr and Yobo refused to lead the team. That team was not the actual good players at home.

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