The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has blasted Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr over his unfair treatment of players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Since Rohr took his role as the head coach, he has on several occasions come under criticism for not inviting more NPFL players to the national team.
It was gathered that the 68-year-old German tactician delegated the handling of the Super Eagles, made up of home-based players, to Austin Eguavoen, Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, for this weekend’s friendly against Mexico, insisting that he was hired to coach the ‘A Team’ only.
Dare, while on a visit to the players , ahead of their departure to the US on Wednesday, called on Rohr to take his job more seriously.
“His attitude towards home-based players is unacceptable, it is negative to our football development in this country. I call on the NFF to call him to order. I call on the NFF to hold him by the content of the letter of his contract, but beyond that, he needs to shut up and do the work for which he was hired to do. He talks too much,” he said.