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2018 W/Cup qualifiers : Keep off players' selection, Okowa warns NFF

  2018 W/Cup qualifiers : Keep off players' selection, Okowa warns NFF

Says Cameroon will fall

 
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been warned to avoid interfering in the choice of players to be invited to the Super Eagles if Nigeria must qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Chief Tonobok Okowa, who is the Executive Chairman of Delta State Sports Commission, gave the warning, while speaking with The AUTHORITY in Lagos, said inference in the players’ selection would be detrimental to achieving good result.
 
According to him, the current Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has proved beyond any reasonable doubt that he is the right person for the job and should be given the free hand to manage the team adding that interference could derail the progress he has made with the team.
Okowa believes that the Super Eagles under Rohr have developed a winning mentality which hitherto was lacking prior to his appointment as the manager of the Eagles.
 
"Rohr has brought a lot of confidence back to the Super Eagles. Since taking over the Super Eagles have developed a winning mentality. So my advice for the NFF is to allow the coach to do his work," he said.
 
Commenting on Cameroon's threat to stop the Super Eagles 2018 World Cup dream,he waved it away, insisting that the Indomitable Lions won't be a match for the Super Eagles, who presently sit on the driver's seat of the Group B table.
 

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