By Augustine Akhilomen
A top source in the Nigeria Football Federation has said that they will never impose any player on Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr in his quest to qualify the team for the 2018 World Cup.
The three-time African champs are top of group B with six points after beating Zambia 2-1 in Ndola and Algeria 3-1 in Uyo, to maintain a perfect winning start in their World Cup qualifying campaign. They will play Cameroon on August 28, 2017 in Uyo in what could be a defining moment for the senior national team, most especially if they get the maximum point that will earn them nine points.
Despite claims in some media that the NFF are working out plans to interfere on Rohr’s players selection, the source told Soccernet.com.ng that the federation have given the German tactician the liberty to select players of his choice without any form of interference.
“It’s surprising to hear that the Nigeria Football Federation wants to enforce players on Gernot Rohr because we have never thought of such plans. Like you know, people are meant to express their thought on any matters just to arouse reader’s interest,” the source told Soccernet.com.ng.
“We are in good working relationship with Rohr and his technical crew and I see no reason why we must impose players on a coach that has taken the nation’s football to another level. Besides, he (Rohr) has every freedom to invite players that will be useful for the team’s World Cup qualification campaign,” he said.