NIGERIA – Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has admitted it is difficult to convince players born outside Nigeria, to play for the country.
Rohr stated this against the backdrop of QPR midfielder, Ebere Eze, turning down the chance to feature in the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
Few weeks ago, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori also opted to represent England.
“The door to the Super Eagles is always open to the best players.
“There are so many players to choose from, but the media sometimes insist they must come. But they don’t want because they can play for England and Germany.
“So it is not always easy for the players to decide and it’s never good to put pressure on them,” Rohr said according to SportingLife.