Gernot Rohr is a gradual man, a very centered educate and a person that has direction. His coming has brought back our lost smiles but two men, Jonathan Akpos and Tunde Ade-what? are his very shut confidants and collectively, they’re steadily major him astray.
in the back of each Nigerian train residing or lifeless, there may be at all times the hatchet men, whose job it’s to identity the talents and produce them to the attention of the coaches. Some go the additional size to speak about with the avid gamers and tidy up those lose ends. a few of these hatchet men are at all times viewed around the crew camp, they eat and sleep within the avid gamers resort, go to training with them and likewise sign up for them in morning devotions.
From the days of Clemens Westerhof to Sunday Oliseh and later Samson Siasia, these hatchet men have existed. Some move always with an immense bag on their back, others will opt to operate from afar just to keep away from public scrutiny.
it’s no longer information that one Mr Tunde Adela-what? was the brain at the back of Gernot Rohr’s coming to Nigeria, neither is it news that he received his fair share within the deal that brought the Franco German to Nigeria. what is information on the other hand is that this younger man who’s at all times seen around the super Eagles camp every time the players are round, now have an overbearing influence on crew selection and is steadily usurping the obligations of the NFF technical committee.
simply the day before today, I spoke with a member of the technical committee of the NFF who instructed me in clear terms that of the seven names steered with the aid of the committee for the pleasant suits in opposition to Senegal and Burkina Faso, only one made the final list of 25. ” Wale you see there are issues we will be able to not like to say to the media. it is just a friendly in shape we all know however methought such video games should be used to check those gamers on the fringes no longer some beginners and a few injured gamers who don’t have anything to offer ultimately. however we have now determined to not interface, we can handiest make suggestions when requested for. We prompt about seven names to Rohr for these friendlies in London, however just one used to be picked”
except for Tunde, any other Nigerian who as ultimately yr used to be an analyst with a Cable tv community in Lagos has been fingered on this newest racket. Step forward Jona Akpos. instantly Gernot Rohr got the super Eagles education job, he consulted the German FA to inform them of his new project and to request for help the place essential.
The FA instantly went to work and provided him with a list of former Nigerian internationals who at one time or the other played in the German Bundesliga. From this checklist, Rohr picked Jona and saddled him with the accountability of scouting for Nigerian avid gamers in Europe for conceivable national call ups. on account that he received this new job, Jona has been on the move looking for skills across Europe.
His search has helped to unearth two learners, in Tyrone Ebuehi of ADO Den Haag of Holland and Noah Joel Bazee who performs in the German 2nd division with Hannover 96. both gamers are in their early 20s, have no previous nationwide group expertise and have never considered the golf green grass of residence in their life time.
There are others within the checklist like, Ahmed Musa who comes inside and out of the Leicester team, Musa Mohammed who is yet to kick a ball for his new membership FC Zeicheznicker of Bosnia and Victor Osimhen who continues to be recovering from harm with Wolfsburg of Germany.
not to put out of your mind William Troost Ekong who has grow to be a perpetual bench hotter at KAA Gent of Belgium.nNow, there are four Nigerians at KAA Gent, two of them, Moses Simon and Anderson Esiti play steadily whereas Ekong and Rabiu Ibrahim are unused substitutes. Coincidentally, Troost and Simon have been invited whereas an extraordinarily fit Esiti used to be not noted. What can we name that?
in the Portuguese League, Chidozie Awaziem of FC Porto was invited beforehand of Michael Agu of Victoria Setubal. Agu has emerged man of the fit 4 times this season with Setubal, he performs week in week out, whereas, Awaziem was handiest not too long ago relegated to the adolescence crew of FC Porto the place he has remained a key player for them within the second division in Portugal . unused . The shocking factor is that Awaziem a protective midfielder is always listed as a defender with the aid of these males to quilt up their dubious intentions . What can we say about this one too?
Former Flying Eagles captain Kelechi Nwakali is in very good type for MVV Maastricht of Holland, he performs from the center every other week and has emerged as some of the stars of the league this season but he used to be ignored of a team that lacks creative flair in the absence of Mikel Obi. as a substitute, they went for some untested and uncircumcised freshmen.
in the assault, the regulars, Odion Ighalo and Brown Ideye are out after penning new deals in China but in comes Ahmed Musa( the Leicester city flop) Victor Osimhen (injured ) and Noah Joel Bazee of Hannover 96, who has scored only one intention in 16 matches this season. These males were picked ahead of Henry Onyekuru and Kayode Olarenwaju, two of the most up to date Nigerian strikers in Europe right now. Kayode used to be voted the perfect striker in Austria final season and is back among the many scorers for Austria Wien this season. there’s God ooooh!
Wale Ajayi ( Media Officer of Nigeria U-20) Writes In From Abuja.