Former Nigerian midfielder, Garba Lawal has advised Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr to devise a plan B for the team in case players are prevented from honouring the international game.
He made this known in an interview with Brila FM on Wednesday after clubs in the Premier League agreed not to release players from the red-list countries where Covid-19 is on the increase.
Players such as William Troost Ekong, Peter Etebo, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, and Semi Ajayi may be affected by such decisions by the Premier League rules.
However, Lawal noted that Rohr has no excuse to give if the team fails to qualify for the World Cup.
“I believe Mr. Rohr can’t say with all what is going on we can’t play football, if plan A it’s not working, you deploy plan B.”
“The way he decides to manage the games depends solely on him, we are not panicking – Rohr had spent four to five years in Nigeria, so he ought to have known how to unravel a headway in situations like this,” Lawal said.
“That’s why we kept insisting always, he uses new players during friendly games. Cape Verde is a strong side that’s why it is very important you have tested new players for times like this.”
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