Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is to visit John Mikel Obi in his new club, Tianjin FC in China in the second week of February to find out how he is doing in his new base.
TVC NEWS reliably gathered that Rohr will also discuss the new developments in the Super Eagles ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, with specific mention of the game against South Africa inside the Nest of Champions Stadium in Uyo in June and also the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
According to NFF scribe, Sanusi Mohammed, the Super Eagles tactician has been given permission by the football house to visit any player he feels is important to him in delivering the two qualification tickets. Rohr will also use the opportunity to discuss with other players playing in China such as Obafemi Martins.
“The federation has given Rohr the freedom to do what is necessary. He owes us (Nigeria) the 2018 World Cup and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations’ tickets. The federation can’t stop him from travelling, if the purpose is enhancing his job with no cost implication to the federation. It is our duty to encourage him to do what is best for us to be in Russia,” Sanusi said.
Sanusi also stated that the Eagles boss will visit London to meet with Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Ademola Lukman, Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi. He said the visit is to prepare their minds for the tasks ahead.
“I can tell you that Rohr calls the office daily from Gabon and we speak each time our World Cup opponents play in their games in the ongoing Nations Cup in Gabon. Rohr is really doing a good job,” Sanusi said.