2018 World Cup: NFF speaks on Rohr rejecting friendly games for Super Eagles


President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, on Monday denied that head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, rejected friendly games with Chile and Morocco.

Pinnick told reporters in Lagos, that Rohr’s decision on friendly games for the team, was agreed on based on tactical and technical reasons.

“Most countries are playing three games before the World Cup, but the Super Eagles are playing five and care must be taken not to tire out the players before the World Cup kicks off.

“We are taking on Poland and Serbia on March 23 and 27 respectively, Congo on May 28, England on June 2 and Czech Republic on June 6.

“There are so many considerations before a team can take on friendly matches. The NFF did not interfere and will not interfere in issues of selections and matches by the coach.

“The coach wanted a typical African traditional style of pay. Morocco and Chile has never been in the picture for the friendly games” he stated.


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