Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has ruled out automatic shirts for players switching their allegiance to Nigeria, saying he already has good players in place to prosecute upcoming next month’s AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
The German who returned to Nigeria over the weekend said he was happy with the fitness of players in their various clubs ahead of the AFCON qualifiers in March.
“We have a scouting team with my assistants and we see the games at weekend s; I am happy that the majority of the players are very fit because it is not easy to play in winter time in Europe with a lot of matches within a short time,” Rohr said in an interview monitored by NationSports.
He added: “Some of them are very fit and we have some new players in Germany, France and Austria and Czech Republic. I always have meetings with my technical team every Monday to assess what they monitored at the weekend.”
Speaking specifically on new players bidding to switch their allegiance for Nigeria other than their countries of birth, the former Bayern Munich defender said everything would be done under due process.“It is good to scout for them and also speak with them if they want to switch,” noted the 67-year-old coach. “Also such players have to write letters to FIFA; we have some players in view and for me. (Nation)