Gernot Rohr Speaks On Super Eagles October Friendlies Lists

Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has revealed that his return to Nigeria would be delayed following the resumption of most European leagues.

The German, in his two-year contract extension, signed a proviso that he would be resident in Nigeria so as to monitor players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Rohr spoke from his base in France, saying that the resumption of top European leagues would give him the chance to monitor the players in view of the upcoming Super Eagles international friendly matches with Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia in October in Austria.

“We are finishing with our list for the friendly matches,” Rohr told NationSport.

“But I will watch some players in Europe before coming back to Nigeria; they are resuming playing everywhere in Europe very soon,” he added.

English Premier League and Spanish La Liga come up this weekend, while the Italian Serie A will start the following weekend, and Rohr will be looking out for striker Victor Osimhen, a record signing for Napoli from Lille in July.

Also, following the transfer of Oghenekaro Etebo on Monday from Stoke City to Turkish giants Galatasaray, Rohr gave a comment.

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“Yes, he (Etebo) can come to competition again,” Rohr said of the Super Eagles midfielder who spent part of last season on loan from Stoke City to Getafe in the La Liga.

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