Rohr plans to bring more foreign born stars to Super Eagles

Super Eagles By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 22/11/2019

Nigerian coach Gernot Rohr has revealed he planned to bring some of the foreign-born players to Super Eagles ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers which start in March.

The German tactician has influenced an influx of players with dual nationality to representing three-time African Champions with the likes of Alex Iwobi, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo, Ola Aina, Tyronne Ebuehi, Semi Ajayi, Josh Maja, Viv Solomon-Otabor and Maduka Okoye have all pledged their international to Nigeria

Rohr speaking on about his plans for the World Cup qualifiers on Super Eagles youtube page, the former Burkina Faso manager said he will also keep an eye on some of his regulars.

"I think at first, we have to follow what they are doing, our players, Rohr said. We have to take some news on our injured goalkeeper, Uzoho who has been operated with success last week.

"And we have still to work on some departments in our team, and like we do always, we will scout our players, we will watch the games, we will go and meet some of them, and we will have also perhaps good news if one of the big players we are searching for who can play for two countries accepts to play for us.”

The 2022 World Cup qualifiers for the African section will kick off in March with the draws set to be conducted later this year. The teams will be split into ten groups of four teams with the winners advancing to play each other in a home and away tie to determine Africa’s five representatives.