Ojeikere – Rohr Stopped Iheanacho’s China Move, Unhappy With Ideye, Ighalo & Mikel


Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr spent the better part of the January 2017 European transfer period talking to Manchester City FC of England embattled striker Kelechi Iheanacho not to join the star-trek to China.

Writing exclusively for the NationSport, Ade Ojeikere revealed, he gathered from a source close to the coach that he is unhappy with the manner in which some of the players he had spoken to not to head for the lucrative Chinese League, ignored his pleas.

The players who have moved to China in the recent Chinese transfer window include captain John Obi Mikel who has been joined at his club Tianjin Teda by fellow Eagles forward Brown Ideye, while Odion Ighalo moved to Changchun Yatai.

Consequently, the source, who didn’t want his name in pront stressed that Rohr had opted to comb Europe to look for Nigerian kids plying their trade in the European Leagues to persuade them to play for Nigeria.

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Besides, Rohr has challenged his assistant coaches to comb the domestic leagues and the grassroots for talented players who could break into the main Eagles squad with proper grooming.