Rohr: Why I Allowed Music During Training In Port Harcourt


Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has disclosed that he approved the presence of music in the background during the team’s first training session in Port Harcourt because he wanted the players to relax and feel at home.

The Franco-German tactician noted that the road trip from Uyo to The Garden City, for Monday’s friendly against DR Congo, meant a change of scene for the players, and they needed to settle down once again before the encounter.

Consequently, Rohr disclosed that he approved for music to be played during their first training session at Adokiye Amasiamaka Stadium, for which he also said he was glad at the responses they got from their fans.

“The training was good because it allowed the players to feel the spirit of Nigerians who came to watch them.

“There was music, which put the team in a good rhythm. It puts them in a good mood before we leave for Europe after the match against DR Congo,” Rohr explained.

The former Bayern Munich defender also gave reasons why the first leg of the Eagles last lap to the World Cup held in Uyo and Port Harcourt, and played down suggestions that travelling between both cities gave them a hectic time.

”The young people like to move, when you move you can learn some things and you are not bored. If you are in the same place for three weeks, it can be frustrating.

“I think it is interesting especially for the players in Europe to see the passion in the country and the expectations from Nigerians. It is interesting not to stay only in an isolated place,” added Rohr.


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