……As NFF Picks Another Foreign Coach To Replace Rohr.
As the delayed 2021 AFCON will be holding between 9, January to 6, February 2022 in Cameroon , the Super Eagles may have problems in securing the release of their star players.
Investigation revealed that top European clubs are piling pressure on FIFA for them to hold onto their players.
The European Club Association (ECA) has told FIFA that it is deeply concerned with the well-being of the players amid a “worsening public health situation” following the emergence of the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus in South Africa.
The ECA wants to work with the world football governing body to ‘ensure all necessary precautions are in place to protect players and club interest ‘.
Countries have begun to reintroduce travel bans , quarantine requirements and other restrictions because of concern about the impact of the Omicron variant.
The bulk of 576 players across 24 teams expected for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations play for European countries.
Despite the reported pressure being mounted on the Nigeria Football Federation to hire an indegenous coach to succeed Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles manager.fresh reports emerged at the weekend that the NFF may have defied the odds and settled for another foreign coach.