Rohr Softens Order Against Women In Eagles’ Camp


Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has softened his initial strong stand against seeing women in the Nigerian camp, as the Franco-German soccer tactician is now ready to have only the players’ wives pay visits.

In contrast with earlier reports that Rohr would not allow wives and girlfriends into his camp before and during the World Cup, the Eagles coach said spouses and children of the players would be allowed to visit in Russia.

Rohr, who admitted it was not easy selecting the 25-man team list for the World Cup, said the restriction of female visitors to the team’s camp is aimed at avoiding distraction and to instill discipline among the players.

The coach said that his greatest asset were the young players, stressing that they are the future of Nigerian football, but stressed that they have to avoid all forms of external distractions.

He, however, noted that many of the players may not be able to pay fares for their wives to visit them in camp during the competition.

The coach, however, noted that the captain, John Mikel Obi, who is married to a Russian woman, would be given freedom to see his wife after each match.

Rohr expatiated: “I will do like other teams, but only families of the players will be allowed to see their husbands.

“Their children will be allowed also, on Sunday after our first match on Saturday. Families of the players are free to see their husbands, not Russians girls or professional girls.

“Our disciplinary measures have to be stronger while in the camp. Players are not allowed to see other girls, except their family members after the game.

“They can even eat with us if they so like. Each player has his room, no problem for family members, they are free to come.”


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