Gernot Rohr finally reacts to Joseph Yobo’s appointment as Super Eagles assistant coach

– Joseph Yobo is the new Super Eagles assistant coach and will work under Gernot Rohr

– But the German boss is unhappy with the dismissal of his former assistant Imama Amapakabo

– Yobo played 101 times for the national team and won the AFCON 2013 title for the Super Eagles

Joseph Yobo’s appointment as Super Eagles assistant manager may have not gone down well with chief coach Gernot Rohr.

Imama Amapakabo was relieved of his duties after a dismal performance with the Nigerian U23 team and the Super Eagles Team B.

And the German technical adviser is not happy with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in response to the sacking the Enugu Rangers boss.

The inexperienced former Super Eagles captain will now assumed duties with senior national team alongside Rohr.

“The NFF has the right to pick one assistant coach for my staff, so they are the ones to communicate the reasons for the appointment, not myself,” Rohr told BBC journalist Osasu Obayiuwana.

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“I was informed by Amaju Pinnick, in a telephone call, before it was made public. I don’t know why Amapakabo has been removed. I worked very well with him. He did a very good job with me.

“I regret his departure. But since the NFF have the right to take this decision, there is nothing that I can do about it,” he added.

But Rohr has welcomed Yobo’s inclusion into his team and is ready to work with the veteran: “I have the responsibility to develop coaches from Nigeria as agreed with NFF. I am more than happy to do that.

“Joseph Yobo is welcome to the team, of course. I have heard that he has no coaching diplomas, so I will talk to him about this.

“If what I have heard is correct, I will tell Yobo that he needs to do the training required to grow as a coach.”

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Yobo made three World Cup appearances and played 101 times for Nigeria as well as lifting the AFCON 2013 tournament in South Africa.

The 39-year-old had spells with Premier League side Everton, Fenerbache and Norwich City during his career at club level.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Samuel Chukwueze has been attracting interest from top European clubs and Arsenal are the latest big side to want his services.

Chukwueze’s Villarreal teammate Santi Carzola who left the Gunners six years ago confirmed friends at the London club have been making enquiries about the Nigerian winger and Spanish defender Pau Torres.

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