Rohr Warns – We Won’t Pick More Than Three Players Playing In China


Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has warned players of the senior Nigeria national team moving to China, that players based in Europe are going to be considered ahead of them when it comes to selecting of players.

Brown Ideye is close to joining Super Eagles duo of captain John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo in China, which will bring to five the number of Nigerian players who have moved to the Far East since January.

Overall there are now seven Nigerian players plying their trade in the big paying Chinese environment, and Rohr has warned that he will consider less players from the league.

” The Chinese League is not as backward as many thought, or it has moved forward from what it use to be. But Europe is still where I feel is best for players as the level is very high”, Rohr told

” We have to consider the players in competitive leagues before looking at the players in less competitive league, maybe three players from China would be ideal for our squad”.