Former Super Eagles Captain, Vincent Enyeama, has replied coach Gernot comments made by Rohr that he refused to take nor return his calls when he tried reaching him on phone.
Speaking in Lagos during a media parley, Rohr had said he reached out to the Lille shot stopper to help solve the team goalkeeper crisis, when Carl Ikeme was injured before the World Cup qualifiers against Algeria but Enyeama didn’t take nor return his calls.
“When we had crisis in our hands after Carl Ikeme’s injury, I called him (Enyeama) over 10 times and he never responded nor called back,” Rohr told Daily Sunsports.
“I am happy with how Daniel Akpeyi responded to the test when he was called up as emergency cover, but he needs to buckle up because we can’t solely depend on Ikeme.”
However in a short reply to the story via his official twitter handle @Vinpee. Enyeama cleared the air by saying he didn’t get a call from the coach and wondered why he said so.
“Why do people take pleasure in lies just because Enyeama is mentioned. The coach never got me on phone, so I wonder why he said that.”
Meanwhile, Rohr had revealed plans for home based players, requested for videos of all best players.
The future and chances of home based players in the team of Super Eagles was clearly explained by Rohr.
Rohr who had been under fire from some section of the media over the lack of inclusion of Nigeria Premier League players in the Super Eagles, since taking over as coach revealed that his local assistants have the duty to scout the best talents for him in the league.
He said Rangers coach, Imama Amakapabo and Salisu Yusuf had both been mandated to send him videos of all the best players in the Nigeria league before a decision would be made on their possible inclusion.
“Our objective is to have young players. Players who are motivated, players who like their country and are honoured to represent their country.
“For the local players, I have my assistants, Imama Amakapabo who sends me videos of all the best players, which is why I am happy to have him in my staff”, Rohr said.
“Even when I don’t see a lot of the games, the chief coach Salisu Yusuf is on hand to give me important information. I listen to them and together we do the work because I cannot be everywhere. In the game against Algeria, we had five local players. I saw them in Spain and my assistants recommended them. I trust my assistants and I believe we have a good staff.”