Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, has warned Nigeria players moving to Chinese Super League, CSL, that those playing in Europe would be considered ahead of them during selection.
Brown Ideye is close to joining Super Eagles duo of captain John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo in the CSL, which will bring to five the number of Nigerian players who have moved to the Far East since January.
Overall, there are now seven Nigerian players playing in the league and Rohr says he will consider less players from there.
He told Own Goal, ”The Chinese League is not as backward as many thought, or it has moved forward from what it use to be.
“But Europe is still where I feel is best for players as the level is very high.
”We have to consider the players in competitive leagues before looking at the players in less competitive league, maybe three players from China would be ideal for our squad.”