– Gernot Rohr has revealed his ordeal in trying to lure foreign players feature for Nigeria
– The likes of Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and recently Ebere Eze have turned down invitations
– Nigeria will file out in an AFCON 2021 qualifier against Republic of Benin and Lesotho
Gernot Rohr has opened up about how hard it has been convincing players to pledge their allegiance to Nigeria.
Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori recently turned down the invitation to play for Nigeria and chose England instead.
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ebere Eze is the latest player to shun wearing the green and white jersey for the Super Eagles.
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And Rohr has revealed it has been difficult to get the foreign based players with Nigerian decent but the door is still open for them to represent the three-time African champions.
“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.
Nigeria will take on Republic of Benin and Lesotho in an AFCON 2021 qualifier during the international break in November.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Kelechi Iheanacho’s Carabao Cup goal against Burton Albion has been nominated for Leicester City’s Goal of the month prize for October 2019.
Seven goals were shortlisted for the accolade and Iheanacho’s strike in the English League Cup was also selected.
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