The head coach of the Nigeria senior national team Gernot Rohr has revealed the reason why he snubbed three Nigerian strikers based in Europe.
Gbolahan Salami, Olarenwaju Kayode and Fanendo Adi were snubbed by the German coach despite their good form in front of goal for their various European side.
Salami plays for KuPS in Finland, while ex youth international Kayode plays in Austria for Austria Wien, with Adi playing in the USA for Portland Timbers where he has been consistent in front of goal.
The trio have a combined goal tally of 34, with Adi accounting for 16 of the goals, while Salami has 14 and Kayode who is still fresh into the season with Austria Wien has 4 goals to his name.
However Rohr insist that although the players are still very much in his plans, they need to move to a bigger league if they want to be regulars in his squad.
” I know of their exploit. They are very good in their own right, but sometimes you pick players based on where they are playing, and the type of defences they are up against on a regular basis” He told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” They will get their chance in the future but if they are to remain permanent in my team, they need move to a better league and prove themselves”.