The selection of players for national team assignment by coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has always dominated discussions with many pundits questioning the inclusion or exclusion of some players.
Some players who are doing well at their club have been snubbed by the manager in recent time, with his latest squad for the game against South Africa on Saturday released without Anderson Esiti who had a very fine season for Belgium club Gent.
The coach sort to clear some doubts about favouritism or external influence in his selection of players for national team assignment during the pre match conference of the team ahead of Saturday’s game against South Africa in Uyo.
” How I select the players?. I monitor them, we have to see videos. I’m not the only one doing that, every coach in Africa is doing that. The Federation (NFF) don’t tell us who to pick. We pick the team ourselves “, Rohr said.
” I work freely. Nobody tell me how to work and that is very important for me. We will try to monitor the good players for future invitations to the team”.