Gernot Rohr - Nigeria coach
Saturday Oct 01, 2016. 19:23
Nigeria’s buildup for a crucial World Cup qualifier in Zambia is now in chaos as coach Gernot Rohr is now stranded in Germany, while top stars led by Mikel Obi are up in arms after they were ordered to fly down in economy class.
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An order for Rohr and Eagles Euro-based pros to buy their flight tickets and get a refund was only made late Friday and so most of the players were caught off guard.
Officials said several players were expected by today, but after this late order, it is unclear when most of them will now hit the training camp in Abuja.
“Rohr is still in Germany after it was first agreed he will be sent his ticket before he was then asked to buy it and get a refund on arrival,” a source informed AfricanFootball.com
“The players have also been caught off guard by this order to buy their tickets.”
The players are also ready for a showdown with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after they were told to travel only economy class and that is besides the fact that many of them were not refunded for the tickets they bought to fly down for last month’s AFCON qualifier against Tanzania.
Zambia welcome Nigeria to Ndola on Sunday, October 9, to kick start the final round of the qualifying series for the 2018 World Cup to be staged in Russia.
Algeria and Cameroon are the other teams in this tough qualifying section.