Nigerian Football Federation has been urged by former Super Eagles player Sylvanus Okpala to allow coach Gernot Rohr to operate freely as the technical adviser of the national team.
Rohr signed a new contract with the Nigerian national team that had fresh demands/terms with the NFF insisting they want local players to be frequently involved. In his interview with brila, Okpala revealed the late boss Keshi was given the free hand to working during his time and Rohr should be given the same mandate.
"When I was there with Keshi, we were given free hand to pick whoever we want to, in as much as some people may want to come in and want to interfere but Keshi won’t allow it," he said as quoted by the brila.net.
"We were given free hand, I think anyone comes in but in some cases, they will want to dictate but it is left for Rohr to decide because there is nothing wrong to give advice but it is left for him to say yes or no."
Rohr's new contract will keep him with the Nigerian national team until 2022 as he targets to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations set to be hosted by Cameroon.