Why I Failed To Get Munich Star Teen Musiala Play For Nigeria Instead Of Germany – Ex Super Eagles Coach Rohr


One of the most talked about young midfielder is Bayern Munich sensation Jamal Musiala. Such has been his impact that he has already played 17 games for the senior national team of Germany at the age of 19.

He decided to pledge his international future to the German team after playing for England at U17 and U21 level. He also played for them at U15 and U16, same level he played for Germany in same year which was 2018.

Born in Germany to a father of Nigerian descent and a British mother, the two national teams were not the only team who were keen on having him play for their senior team. The first to offer him senior international football was the former coach of the Nigerian team Gernot Rohr.


According to Rohr he met Musiala during his formative years with the youth team of Bayern Munich, when he visited their €85m youth training complex, which houses their U19. He saw Musiala and made an offer to him.

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” “Musiala is coming from here. Musiala I have the regret, he could also play for Nigeria but he decided to play for Germany. Wonderful player. I met him when he was 17 and spoke with his agent and his parents. Around that time he couldn’t make a decision then a year later, he became what he is now and that’s all”, Rohr explained.