13 July 2017
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is to hit England to visit goal keeper Carl Ikeme, who was recently diagnosed with acute leukaemia, and Victor Moses, who has undergone a toe surgery.
An NFF official disclosed on Wednesday that the Eagles technical adviser, who is still in Europe will meet the two players to show his solidarity to them ahead of the 2018 FIFA world cup clash against Cameroon.
“Rohr is on his way to England to visit both Carl Ikeme and Victor Moses after their latest fitness concerns,” the top NFF official disclosed.
Meanwhile the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has insisted that the Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, and his players are focussed and strategizing on the all-important 2018 FIFA world cup double header against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
NFF Director of media and communications, Ademola Olajire, on Wednesday said that the Franco German coach is still in Europe where he has been meeting with the Europe based players and their managers on the much important game.
Olajire, who was reacting to online reports that the Eagles technical adviser has threatened to resign his appointment over NFF interference, urged Nigerians not to distract the coach and players with negative reports, stressing that the team is intact and will not need any form of distraction ahead of the double header clash with the African champions.
“The team is focused on the game against Cameroon. The Coach is still in Europe and has continued to meet with players and their managers ahead of the matches. So I think they do not need to be distracted at this particular time with negative reports”, Olajire noted.
The NFF image maker also disclosed that the NFF and FIFA has reached an agreement on the date for the Super Eagles match against Cameroon in Uyo, noting that the federation was able to convince FIFA on its stand on the September 1 date