.Appoints Agali as Eagles’ W/Cup scout
By MADUABUCHI KALU
Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr is about making up his mind on another long time target for Nigeria, who impressed him penultimate weekend.
Rohr was among the over 30,000 spectators that watched Bundesliga clash between Hoffenheim andEintracht Frankfurt,
“I watched him play for Hoffeinheim against Frankfurt on Saturday. Kelvin Akpoguma is an excellent player for the players who we are on the looking out for. But he has to decide whether he wants to wear the colours of Nigeria,” Rohr declared.
Gernot Rohr, who is also monitoring Hannover 96 Germa-born Nigerian forward, Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee’s situation.
The attacker is said to have returned to action after six months on the treatment table due to various problems with his leg.
Meanwhile, the Franco German tactician has appointed former Super Eagles’ attacker, Victor Okechukwu Agali as Eagles’ scout.
Agali, who played under Gernot Rohr when he was the coach of Nice of France from 2002-2005, is to take over the scouting of Nigerian players all over the world particularly in Europe to see whether there are other Nigerian players in Diaspora who can be better than those who are already doing well for the team as they prepare for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Meanwhile, former Eagles’ defender, Ifeanyi Udeze has thrown his weight behind Agali on his new assignment saying that what Rohr has done is apt because the Mundial is just around the corner and the Franco German tactician doesn’t luxury of time to be running up and down scouting for players across the globe when he has a serious mental work on how to prosecute the World Cup to take care of.
He explained that the choice of Agali is perfect in the sense that Agali is someone that Rohr has confidence in having coached him at Nice in France. He explained that there is no better person that could have performed the assignment than Agali as the Eagles’ gaffer reposes his confidence on him.