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2022 WCQ: Rohr Speaks From Douala, Confident Of Eagles Win Against CAR

2022 WCQ: Rohr Speaks From Douala, Confident Of Eagles Win Against CAR

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is optimistic of a positive result in Sunday’s Group C 2022 World Cup qualifier against the Central African Republic.

The Eagles lost 1-0 against Central African Republic in the first leg at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Thursday.

The shock result threw the group open as both Central African Republic and Cape Verde are now just two points behind the Eagles.

Also Read: 2022 WCQ: Esin Backs Eagles To Respond Against CAR 

And after overseeing the team’s training session inside the Stade Omnisport, Douala, Cameroon venue for the game, Rohr express confident his players will do well and secure a favourable result.

“We had a good training session,” the German coach said on NFF TV.

“We know that the AFCON will give us a wonderful infrastructure, the pitch is nice, the stadium is wonderful it will be empty tomorrow but it’s not a problem for us.

“We have to play our football on this great pitch and we can do it better than Thursday. We have to get a good result because everybody know victory is necessary. 

“We couldn’t do it the other day but now we have the opportunity and that’s why the team will not change so much. We need two or three fresh players into the team and also we need good communication between us and we are confident that tomorrow’s game will be good.”

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  • Mr. Nice 3 years ago

    Truth be told, the Eagles had a great game in Lagos but a bad result, we only hope & pray that we have both good game and good result tomorrow, all the best to the team!

  • Best of luck to you and your players even if you win by 5 goals tomorrow some will still not appreciate you it is then you will hear something like “though the team won but didn’t play good football or some certain player ought to have been tested by given them minute since it is ordinary CAR team. Pls play your game and get d maximum point then leave the rest to God.

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    Good luck to the eagles tomorrow.

    Its time to send some people back into hibernation for another one year when they will have another festive period to be let off their leash.

    The relief in Rohr’s tone on having a good pitch to finally get to play on is palpable.

  • Diran 3 years ago

    All Super Eagles home games should henceforth be played at either the Uyo stadium or the Abuja National stadium which have bigger-sized standard modern pitches similar to the one that Nigeria and CAR will play at in Cameroun on Sunday. The Teslim Balogun pitch has a small width and small size which does not augur well for most Nigerian players who are based in Europe and used to modern, standard soccer stadia. The NFF should stop playing politics with the location of Nigeria’s home games. A word is enough for the wise. Thanks

    • KangA 3 years ago

      Tell them the umpteenth time. Rohr just had a Freudian slip: praising a good pitch in a neighbouring country with supposedly fewer resources than Nigeria, while keeping dumb when Pinnick and Dare take the SE to crampy waterlogged millet farms across the country, for political reasons. In Nigeria excellence is scorned at and devaluated, that’s why the country has perpetually remained CHAINED DOWN ON HER KNEES.

      Today, Nigeria has the resources to develop five (5) standard stadiums, the types we see in Europe or even Australia. but would we have had the courage, sincerity, accountability and the fear of God to embark on such projects to take our soccer to a higher plane? We would rather subject our boys who play week-in and week-out on standard stadiums in Europe to bumpy grassless pitches, not minding if they get injured. It’s like removing a fish from the sea and commanding it to swim on the hot desert dunes.

      Doing the wrong things and expecting fabulous results!


  • After tomorrow’s game you will agree that matches be taken away from Lagos..Bad pitches all over Nigeria. It amazes me why we cant get world class grass pitches. We will always be at a disadvantage as long as we stubbornly refuse to change. If you like build fine dressing rooms, toilets etc..and ignore the playing pitch, you will never get the best of the super eagles.

  • onyeagoro Johnson Chima 3 years ago

    Must our matches be played at Lagos? Please, change the venue to a standard lush green playing surface if we eventually make it to the third and final round. The coach should by now read car pattern of play. We should also adopt wing play for best result in Cameroon

  • Larry 3 years ago

    All this talk about pitch is freaking crap that cannot distract us from the fact that your wrong techniques and substitution cost us the match.
    It’s time for you to request a meeting with your boss and collect whatever you are being owed and move-on.

    • @ Larry I know how you feel bro and we all feel same but let’s just support them and give them a chance today. We all felt bad but football is the only thing in naija now that can give joy or make us proud of us saying we are Nigerians and with God on our side we shall smile again. Have faith bro

  • Peter ornan bagale 3 years ago

    Up up super eagle

  • Odion Ezomo 3 years ago

    Nothing like wrong substitution and techniques, they were simply unlucky they played the CAŔ hands down in fact eagles lost scoring chances, the CAR WERE just been lucky

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