Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr says he does not want Nigeria to be in the same group with Egypt or Ivory Coast in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations draws.
Rohr stated this in an interview with ‘The Nation’, where he noted that none of the six seeded teams would wish to have either of both countries.
Recall that the draw for AFCON will take place today in Yaounde Conference Centre in Cameroon.
Nigeria is one of the six seeded teams, including hosts Cameroon, defending champions Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia and Morocco.
“I have had good conversations also with my colleagues,” Rohr said.
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“Every one of the top 6 wants to avoid Egypt and Côte d’Ivoire.
“But we will accept and respect all the teams.”
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@ CSN your headline is saying one thing while Rohr is saying something different. You media men should stop trying to give a dog a bad name,so it can get stoned to death. God bless our beloved SE, God bless coaching crew lead by Gernot Rohr.
Oh… Sorry. God bless Alexander the king Iwobi and all Deserving SE players. Una dey there? Lolzzz… Awuuuuuura.
Lol…. @glory…. Have u forgotten that csn na anti rohr???? A sports news medium that has real core haters (odegbami and his clan of regressives) as shareholders.. What did u expect???? They’ve got to twist every story to dent his image but we sabi pass dem…
CSN is just like any other Nigerian business venture…..profit and emotions before logic…..To them it should be business as usual but Rhor is blocking their show.
You know them wella @AKP,…. Lol
Champions should not be afraid of playing any team…..We are champions and we are not afraid of any team….. Sometimes arrogance is good for confidence…..Oga Rhor please infect your players with confidence…..Make them fearless….. Other teams should be the ones worried about us….they should be the ones scared of us….they should be the ones avoiding us….. Confidence is key.
How can someone who talks like this be a champion?
Left to me, this man should have gone long ago. He has done his best, his disposition and mentality cannot serve the ambition of Nigeria.
Try and read the story before u make a comment, dont be carried away by the headline
Me I know Nigeria will not win this cup.. But my advise is that rohr should not coach Nigeria in world cup, bcoz we will fail woefully. He can’t even face our fellow African countries is it naw d world he wants to face #nomorerohr#
@ Brodaman Oakfield. Dem go let Rohr show dem dat face wey I like well well now now now. Bunch of clowns always seeking to bring negative vibes into SE preparation for crucial matches. But to God be the Glory, Rohr n the team always come out triumphant, while they go heads down with tail stuck between their legs, perfectly blocking their anus thus saving us the agony of some prat whid.
Lol… No mind them jare….. I just look forward to the result of the draws optimistically….
“I have had good conversations also with my colleagues…Every one of the top 6 wants to avoid Egypt and Côte d’Ivoire…..But we will accept and respect all the teams.”
Super Eagles Must Avoid Ivory Coast, Egypt – Rohr
The height of unprofessionalism.
NO UNDERDOG IN AFRICAN TEAM AGAIN UNLIKE BEFORE. THOSE BIG TEAMS THAT YOU ARE FEARING, ARE THE ONE THEY CAN BE BEATEN EASILY. WHAT IS THE PERFORMANCE OF EGYPT, CIV, GHANA, CAMEROON, MOROCCO IN LAST AFCON 2019.
GERNOT ROHR INSTILL CONFIDENCE INTO THE MIND OF YOUR PLAYERS. DON’T CREATE FEAR INTO THEM BECAUSE OF THE WAY YOU TALK.
*****IF IT IS U, I WONDER WHAT U ARE GOING TO TELL UR PLAYERS B4 BRAZIL MATCH & AFTER 3-1 GOING DOWN IN SEMI-FINAL ATLANTA 1996.
***EVEN, IF YOUR TEAM IS LOSING, CONTINUE MOTIVATING, GINGERING THEM. OR HAVE U FORGETTING STEVE GERRALD IN C.L AGAINST AC MILLAN.
***PLEASE CHANGE UR MENTALITY!!!
GOD WILL HELP YOU
There is no point in making any contribution to these stupid headlines….I am ashamed of complete sports…
I don’t blame you Oga Rohr and his fans but I will put the blame on NFF and most especially Amaju Pinnick.
Football is all about entertaining the fans and winning the tournament is part of the game.
Panicking like this as a coach should be something we should be thinking about now.
Do we have players in every position to do the job for us? You are the one to answer the question Oga Rohr followers.
Why Oga Rohr is very scared of any team?
He has been with Eagles for five good years if I’m not mistaken but why…….why….why he is not sure of his capability and in his team? Why?
France wasn’t the favorite before they winning the world cup in Russia but Croatia was. However, the French team believed they could shocked the world which they did and Croatia was no where to be found at the final of the tournament.
Confidence, professionalism, age and maturity of any coach is very vital to lead the team but when we have a country that preferred analog system to digital then it won’t be no room for transparency and dignity in that nation.
As said last week, for us to see and enjoy good football from Super Eagles again, Amaju and Oga Rohr have to vacate there positions.
Did we hear from Super Falcons new coach complaining like this?
That is professionalism. Instead, Mr. Waldrum keeps working hard to build a team to face the black queen of Ghana.
How about Chelsea coach? The coach took the job from Lampard and keep winning trophies.
So, CSN is the one to be blamed for Oga Rohr inability to do his job well?
Mr. Ódęgbami is bad because he has not been supporting Oga Rohr to continue.
Dosu Joseph, Mobil Oparaku, Omo9ja and the rest are bad people because they refuse to celebrate incompetent coach and NFF.
Is it not better to have our ex players or local coaches in charge of the Super Eagles instead of having Oga Rohr?
I am sorry for Oga Rohr for saying this. There’s time for everything though and at this point, he has done his very best and it’s time for him to say goodbye to Nigerian football. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!
Oga, na flaggyl you go take on top dining table instead of panadol that’s on top fridge…
He wants to avoid Egypt but caf just gave him Egypt, sudan and Guinea Bissau. Mr rhor over to you and your supporters.
Please read the story na u sabi book na stop been carried away by a mere headline
See guys in as much i appreciate what coach Rohr has done with the super eagles but the truth is that i have carefully take a look at coach Rohr he cannot do more than what he as done because there are some things he has to change is his coaching philosophy e.g. how can a coach already mentioning the teams to avoid very wrong as a coach you build the confidence of your team and tactics.
Imagine the said teams to avoid by coach Rohr are the teams super eagles will face at the group stage meaning indirectly there is already fear factor ahead before the matches, instead of him properly his tactics i will tell him to stop playing players out of position and learn tactics from Gareth Southgate.
All you Rohr haters, Rohr will take Nigeria to the next world cup if Nigeria Qualifies, and then he goes or stay, haters get a grip.
Guys condemning the headline wouldn’t solve any problem, are we truly ready to face african top dogs if the answer yes then let’s continue to support the coaching crew and the players, but if we are not ready to face this top teams then we need to put more pressure on Rohr and his boys to work harder. We have the players to delivered the knockout blows to any teams in Africa I’m just a bit skeptical about the technical abilities of the coaching crew.