Sunday Dare, Minister of Information, has called on the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to ensure that Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, abides by the terms of his contract.
Dare said this when he visited the camp of the home-based Eagles on Tuesday in preparation for their international friendly against Mexico and did not meet Rohr in camp.
It was reported that part of the conditions of the Franco-German tactician’s new contract is that he must live in Nigeria and also utilise home-based players for the national team.
Prior to the commencement of Super team B camping ahead of the Mexico friendly clash a few days ago, the NFF Technical Director, Austin Eguaveon, was drafted by NFF to coach the home-based players.
The minister, however, expressed surprise on Tuesday that Rohr was absent and decided not to take charge of the friendly.
According to him, the Super Eagles coach cannot stipulate or create class segregation of Nigerians he wants to coach in the team.
He said: “I just found out that he has travelled ahead. But I think it’s important that we tell the NFF to call Gernot Rohr to order.
“Because we cannot have a technical coach who will discriminate amongst our players, they are football players, they have talents, and you can’t discriminate. His attitude towards home-based players is not acceptable.
“It’s negative to our football development in this country and I call on the NFF to call him to order. I call on the NFF to hold him by the letter of his contract.
“But beyond that, he needs to shut and do the work for which he was hired to do. He talks too much. We have started a process now. We will make sure that these players here we measure that talent and skill. He must blend the home-based players with foreign-based players.”