AFCON Qualifier: Musa, Others At Loggerheads With Rohr Over Ramadan Fast
Jun 05 2017 at 09:11pm
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is currently at loggerheads with the Muslim players in the senior national team over their plans to observe Ramadan Fast on the day of the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers against South Africa.
Nigeria will be up against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on June 10 in an African Cup of Nations qualifier in Oyo and the Ramadan fast continues to till then.
During the friendly game against Togo, Rohr allowed Ahmed Musa and Shehu Abdullahi to observe the mandatory Ramadan fast and were substituted after the break.
As the important game against South Africa approaches, Rohr has told the duo not to observe the fast on the day of the match as they are very pivotal to his plans.
According to Own Goal, the players affected have not agreed with Rohr’s demand, with Musa particularly not keen on skipping the fast which forbids them from eating from dusk till dawn.
Other players affected are Abdullahi and Alhassan Ibrahim.