2018 FIFA WC Qualifier: Lawal Blames Rohr Over Ebuehi’s Snub | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Former Super Eagles midfielder, Garuba Lawal has said that coach Gernot Rohr should take the blame for Tyronne Ebuehi’s decision not to honour the invitation extended to him to play for the national team.


Rohr, seeking to have more options for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying tie against Algeria November 12, invited the Ado Den Haag defender, but Ebuehi has told the Nigeria Football Federation that he won’t be coming to Nigeria any time soon.

“The question is; did Rohr speak to the player to know his mind before inviting him? We have to find out from Rohr how the name came up in the list,  it is an embarrassment, “ Lawal told allnigeriasoccer.com.

“They would have talked to him first to know which country he wants to play for. Ebuehi doesn’t know the African mentality, it is not his fault. “

“The coach (Rohr) is based in Germany. Germany to Holland is a short distance. The coach has to fly and meet him at his club. There is foul play somewhere,” said Lawal who played in the Dutch league with FC Roda.

Ebuehi was born in Haarlem, Netherlands to a Dutch mom and a Nigerian dad, therefore, he can represent the Super Eagles if the grandfather rule is invoked especially as he has never played for his country of birth.

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  1. Garuba Lawal, what we need now is words of encouragement,support and prayers, not fault finding and distractions. If all you can see is faults, please shut up.

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  2. Thank you John Akanni. Garba Lawal was the same person who frustrated Keshi and Oliseh with some sickening criticisms. He should stop this, we need to ceoncentrate on the match against Algeria. If he has a problem with the coach he should meet him one on one. That will yield better fruits instead of going to the media to criticise the coach.

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