Nigeria’s Rohr calls for more grass pitch stadiums for NPFL games

Nigeria’s Rohr calls for more grass pitch stadiums for NPFL games
Gernot Rohr coach of Nigeria

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Mar 12, 2018. 11:00

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has expressed his preference for Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches to be played more on grass pitch stadiums.

The German tactician was speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria after the NPFL game which saw MFM FC beat Heartland FC 3-0 at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Sunday.

“I am here to see MFM FC play once again after the CAF Champions League fixture, which they won. I am also here to see the other team, Heartland FC,” he said.

“What I also noticed is that the league is being played on synthetic pitches. That is old-fashioned because the sun is not favourable playing on such turf.

“Synthetic pitches are hot during the sun and it is not the best for the players.”

Rohr told the site that he would like to see other NPFL players outside the ones he had shortlisted for the upcoming Nigeria friendly matches against Serbia and Poland.

“I am not here to see those players on my list, but discover more players and to see the level of the league, which is better for me. I want to see those that are doing better and to discover other teams,” he continued.

“This is where I can watch the team play because there are no NPFL clubs playing in Abuja.The level of the league is interesting and I must commend the teams for their good spirit, though none of the players are in my list.”

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