Gernot Rohr has offered to help the Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi get a new club this month.
GoalBall learnt that the Super Eagles coach is quite unhappy with Mikel's recent absences from the Eagles' fixtures, but admitted it was due to the player's fitness issues at Tianjin Teda of China.
Now that Mikel has cut his contract with his former club, Rohr says the former Chelsea of England star needs to get a new club in order to be part of the build-up to the AFCON 2019.
The France-German gaffer stressed that only players with regular appearances at their clubs and those lining out in the main squads will be in the picture for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt as he does not want to saddle himself with bench-warmers.
With the former Lyn Oslo of Norway star yet to get a club since quitting Teda this January, Mikel could be the first victim of Rohr's rules, hence Rohr ‘s willingness to help the star get a club.
This was disclosed by a source close to the tactician, who stressed that the Eagles' skipper will not be included in Rohr's AFCON programme unless he can get a club in the ongoing transfer window and then start playing on a regular basis.
The source added: “Rohr has already told Mikel to look for a club and start playing, before thinking of with the Super Eagles. The coach has also volunteered to help him in the search for a new club.”
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