Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr says has explained that he does not use Nigeria Professional Football League players for national team matches because they are not on the same level as their foreign-based colleagues.

With the exception of Heartland’s Football goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, League players barely get a look-in when the Coach names his rosters for Super Eagles matches.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF and Minister of Sports have questioned the choice of Coach Rohr not to call Home-based players stars and it was stipulated in his new contract that he has to live in Nigeria, so he can monitor players in the domestic championship with a view to inviting them to the national team.

However, the Coach had argued that the few good players in the local league finally end up in the European Leagues, saying because they are not good enough and he better invites the ones playing in Europe.