REVEALED: How Playing In Israeli League Cost Nosa Igiebor His Super Eagles Place Under Rohr
By Our Correspondent
Forgotten Super Eagles midfielder, Nosa Igiebor has come out to state why has not featured under Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Rohr took over the reigns Super Eagles coach in 2016 but after making and impressive start in his two games under the German, Nosa Igiebor called by the way side to the chagrin of everyone, considering his capabilities.
The talented midfielder has however stated that under no circumstance would he play for the Super Eagles again until the German coach is gone.
In his interview with Brila Igiebor revealed he was accused by Rohr of only honouring national duty calls because of the bonuses given in matches.
The 29-year-old has featured in 15 matches for the senior team, had an impressive start with the national team as he was involved in the first two matches under Rohr.
The midfielder revealed he was unhappy to be overlooked despite working hard in training and demanded an explanation from his boss who told him he was axed because of playing in Israel.
“In Europe, if your coach doesn’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. I did that when we got to Abuja. I wrapped my hands around the coach and asked him why I wasn’t playing,” he explained.
“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.” he added.
He went on to reveal that things got uglier when he was listed among the players whose interest was to honour invitations because of a match, 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 (Brila) 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.