Tuesday Jun 02, 2020. 14:00
Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has made it known that he has a free hand to select his players.
The Franco-German tactician, who recently extended his contract as the Super Eagles head coach, indicated that nobody can dictate to him on who to select for national duty.
Coaching the West African giants comes with a lot of pressure and Rohr will not allow anyone to dictate how he picks his players.
“It is not a part of my contract to take players who are not so good. I can choose my players myself. Rohr told Channels TV.
“It is the most important [thing]. So, nobody can tell me ‘You have to pick this one or that one.
The 66-year-old tactician explained that he critically looks at players before inviting them to feature for the Super Eagles.
“I can take the best players and I don’t do it alone. We have a team and our staff. I have my assistant, I have my analyzer,” he continued.
“Each Monday we have our meetings and we speak about the games played at the weekend and what our players did.
“We have to take the best ones no matter where they are coming from.”
Rohr will be hoping to guide Nigeria to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and 2022 FIFA World Cup finals when international football resumes.