The task of rebuilding the Super Eagles just got a little bit trickier Caykur Rizespor Kulübü midfielder Nosa Igiebor has made it clear that he will no longer honour calls to represent his country.
Igiebor, 26, last received a call up from Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr ahead of the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier against Zambia last October.
He however did not play as the Eagles recorded a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Chipolopolo at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Now the former Real Betis and Lillestrøm SK attacking midfielder says he will no longer don the green and white short as German coach Rohr did not tell him why he wasn’t used during the crucial encounter, Africanfootball.com writes.
“Yes, I granted an interview to a radio station in Nigeria,” Igiebor told Own Goal Nigeria on Sunday.
“It’s true I’m no longer interested in playing for Nigeria as long as Rohr remains the coach. He disrespected me.
”He (Rohr) treated me like I’m nobody, I won’t honour any more calls unless if he assures me that I will play.
“I can’t watch players I’m better than play ahead of me,” he added.
Igiebor, who starred for Nigeria in the 2013 Afcon triumph, joined Rizespor from Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv in January 2017 and has so far featured in nine Turkish Super Lig matches.