Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has hinted that he does not give enough attention to home-based players because he feels their quality is not as high as what their foreign-based colleagues can offer, but admits it is due to various challenges Nigerian league stars face.
Rohr noted that home-based players face a lot of issues that affect their output and standard, while their colleagues in Europe have the benefit of training with the best of facilities and they use modern equipment that boost their determination to excel.
Rohr said he would gladly give opportunities to home-based players who show good form, but also opined that the age factor is also a big issue affecting the Nigerian league.
The Franco-German tactician voiced: ”The door is always open for the best players (but) there is an existing problem with Nigeria based players. We cannot tell their real age.
“The Nigeria League players must prove themselves with the CHAN team first, because at the moment we have a winning team, so the home based players must prove they deserve a place in the team.
“The local players’ have a lot of challenges no doubt about that, and it is bound to affect their output and standard.
“Their counterparts who play in Europe for instance have the benefit of training with the bests of facilities and when you are determined to excel and also have modern facilities to train with it serves as a major boost.”