Secret Revealed As Igiebor Exposes What Rohr Said That Ended His Super Eagles Career

Secret Revealed As Igiebor Exposes What Rohr Said That Ended His Super Eagles Career

One time Sper Eagles player Nosa Igiebor has vowed not to don the Green and White jerseys of Nigeria as long as Gernot Rohr is the head coach.

After impressing in the two previous friendly games, the former Real Betis man was dropped to the bench in Nigeria’s 2018 world cup qualifying match against Zambia in Ndola.

According to footballlive, Igiebor was not happy for being overlooked after working hard in training, and demanded explanation from the German, only to be told he was excluded because he was playing in Israel.

“In Europe if your coach don’t play you, you have a right to ask why you’re not getting game time so that you’ll know where to improve in your game. The coach will even be happy,” said the Midfielder.

“I did that when we got to Abuja. Wrapped my hands around the coach and asked him why I wasn’t playing.

“You know what he said to me? I should go and play in England because most players he played play in England. That he doesn’t like the level of the Israeli league insisting that I should move to a better league if I want to play.

“I was shocked because I have played in Betis and even in the Champions League in the past.”

The 29-year-old went on to state that his relationship with Rohr further went sour after he found out he was listed among players who are interested in honoring invitations because of match bonuses, a statement he said was credited to Rohr.

“The following week they took a picture from a newspaper in Nigeria and sent to me, you know what Rohr said about me is that I will not call these players again because they are only coming here for the bonus.

“First on the list is Nosa Igiebor, my name was number one. So I was interviewed on this same station and I said I don’t want to play for the national team again if that is what this man thinks about me,” he concluded.

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Igiebor is recuperating from an injury he sustained and has been clubless.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.