‘No Crisis In Super Eagles’ - Eagles Media Officer
The smiling faces of the Super Eagles in front of the cameras and on the pitch is not any different when the lights are out, an official of the team has said.
The Super Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye claims it is untrue that the Super Eagles Coach, Genort Rohr is at logger heads with some players in the Nigerian national team; especially between the duo of Victor Moses and Ahmed Musa.
Reports in a section of the media had claimed that Rohr is unhappy with Victor Moses for pulling out of the Eagles’ friendly games while also claiming that there is a feud with Ahmed Musa over issues around the captaincy of the national team.
Speaking on Wednesday in Lagos, Ibitoye said the reports are baseless as the two players and the other national team players have no issues with Rohr.
"Did we not see how well Musa played against Senegal? Indeed, he played better than in the past. You could see him smiling and enjoying what he was doing,” the Super Eagles media officer said.
“If Musa was aggrieved as it is being banded in the online networks, he won’t give as much as he did in the Senegalese game.
“Musa walked up to the manager to tell him that he had a personal matter which he wanted to sort out. He told Rohr that he didn’t feel he was in the right frame of mind to add the duties of being Super Eagles captain to what he is going through.”
As for Moses, Ibitoye said: “…It is a big lie to report that Rohr was angry with Moses, when the Chelsea star came to the camp with his medical reports
“Moses equally submitted himself for a second opinion from Eagles doctors. Moses did all these after meeting with Rohr.
“I ask, how will the coach be angry with Moses? We in the media need to cross-check our stories before sending them out.”
Nigeria drew 1-1 against Senegal while the game with Burkina Faso was cancelled after the Stallions failed to secure entry visas.