I Didn’t Force Any Players To Sign Contracts – Rohr
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has denied a report alleging that he was forcing players of the national team to sign contracts with a particular agency in exchange for the 2018 World Cup spots.
An online medium on April 11 stated that, “There are rumours that Rohr has joined forces with DW Sports Management to force Super Eagles players to sign representative agreements with the France-based agency or be omitted from the roster for the World Cup.”
The report also alleged that CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa and Gent’s Moses Simon joined the DW Sports Management a few months after Rohr paid the duo visits at their clubs.
But the 65-year-old German manager warned that such a report could land those behind it in trouble.
“It’s a big joker. I was laughing so much if I had to start these things now at 65. So, let’s laugh. When I returned from the seminar in Russia and made a stop in Moscow to see Ahmed Musa, it was to see him and it was a coincidence that we played there,” Rohr stated on Monday Night Football on SuperSport.
“Our players are free to meet the agents they want, and I’m not interested in other things than being the coach of the Eagles. I never did it. I’m 45 years now in professional football, why should I start it now?
"These people must be very careful, saying such bad things about our players, especially about Moses Simon; about his private life, very bad allegations. They have to be careful because one day a lawyer will come and they will finish in prison.”
The ex-Niger manager also revealed that his provisional 35-man World Cup list would be out on May 14, adding that though the players who played the qualifiers are top on his priority list, the local league players had “a little chance” of making the squad to Russia.
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