AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Super Eagles Host Benin Republic November 11

AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Super Eagles Host Benin Republic November 11

Three-time African champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will face the Squirrels of Benin Republic in their first match of the qualifiers for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations at home on November 11, Completesports.com reports.

The Group L clash will likely take place at the Super Eagles’ adopted home ground, the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

Gernot Rohr’s men will then travel to Maseru eight days later where they will take on hosts Lesotho in their matchday-two fixture.

The qualifying series will then take a break for eight months before resumption in August 2020.

The Super Eagles will host Sierra Leone on August 31 2020 in a matchday-three encounter before travelling to Freetown for the reverse fixture eight days later.

The Super Eagles will then face hosts Benin on October 5, 2020, before they round off the AFCON 2021 qualifying series on November 9, 2020 with a home game against Lesotho.

The top two teams from each of the 12 groups will qualify for AFCON 2021 to be hosted by Cameroon. The host nation, Cameroon will participate in the qualifiers but have a guaranteed spot in the final tournament regardless of the position they finish in Group F.

The Super Eagles finished in third position at the recently concluded AFCON 2019 in Egypt.

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COMMENTS

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  • Aauxtyne 4 months ago

    Super Eagles prepare well and do not take any game for granted. Coaches search for prolific strikers. Present our best squad for the first four matches picking maximum points and having the remaining two matches as formality matches. Thank you!

     
  • Greenturf 4 months ago

    November 11 is a day we look forward to as super eagles fans a day we expect a super eagles with couple of additions to shore up the team as we build a team stronger than one we took to Egypt.
    Apparently,aside players who have quit the team for good we have a couple others who have not resigned but have played themselves to resignation in the last Afcon.This set of players all needs to be replaced and we look forward to quality replacement to make the super eagles a stronger team.

     
  • Edoman 4 months ago

    Have to prepare very well to avoid what happened with South Africa at Uyo. Don’t give up on Odion as yet. Nigeria have no deadly striker to rely upon at this time. Continue to appeal to Ighalo (30) to return to the fold until a credible replacement is available.

     
  • Pompei 4 months ago

    If the matches will be played on a bad pitch like the Asaba stadium, then we hand the advantage to our opponents, besides putting our players at risk of injury! Please the matches should be played on any stadium with a great surface!

     
  • @edo man i agree with you ighalo remains our best striker for now. our problem is the coach i wonder why people are souporting nff to retain gr he is not a good coach. super eagles is 2 big for him to manage. Am not a coach but am better than rohr. a good coach will not go to afcon with four milfielders. Six wingers. three strikers. one atacking mildfielder. two injured players shehu and kalu . Average goal keepers. We have good players both home and abrord but rohr could not invite them. I said it earlier ogu.onuachu.shehu.akpeyi. Are not se materials for now. Uche agbo.micheal agu.esiti.k nwakali are better players. That cup belongs to 9ja but we dont have a coach. Here are the GR mistakes 1 droping semi ajayi and iheanacho. 2 going to afcon with only four mildfielders. 3 playing iwobi in number 10 position. 4 Playing akpeyi as number 1 goal keeper. Nff sack this man and go for better coach

     
    • Dr. Drey 4 months ago

      LAIRS ON THE PROWL….!!!

      “…Am not a coach but am better than rohr…” LMAO. Even me too I’m not a surgeon but I am better than most Surgeons……LOlz
      Some people can lie….! Even satan sef would be envying some people at the moment…Lolz

      We went to AFCON with 4 wingers….(Musa, Simon, Kalu, Chukwueze), 4 strikers (Ighalo, Onuachu, Onyekuru, Osimhen)….. 5 Midfielders (Iwobi, Mikel – attacking midfielders), Ogu, Ndidi – defensive midfield), Etebo -box-to-box))…..3 full backs (Aina, Shehu, Collins)……4 centerbacks (Omeruo, Ekong, Balogun, Awaziem) and 3 goal keepers. A very balanced squad and flexible squad.

      …..”I said it earlier ogu.onuachu.shehu.akpeyi”…. Before afcon or after…? If it is before afcon pls go and copy and pasted that comment here….if its during or after you are just being a hypocrite. This same you were one of those who lauded the exclusion of iheanacho and clamoured for iwobi to be played in the no 10 position….now you have changed mouth…Lolz

      “We have good players both home and abroad”….Pls list the so-called goalkeepers or other players who are better than the ones we have not but couldn’t displace them either in the CHAN team or the main team when given a chance…? Is it Alampasu that got into the SE since the days of Keshi but has not been able to even start a friendly, talk more of a competitive match or the ones who couldn’t displace ezenwa from the CHAN teams…??? Shehu is not a SE material but he has played for the U20s, the U23s in rio olympics and has been manning our right back position since 2015. Onauchu is not a SE material but you hailed his invitation and even praised him when he scored on his debut against egypt….? Lolz….Over-sabi hypocrites

      Abeg Who let these Lairs out…???!

       
  • Omo9ja 4 months ago

    @Stan, thanks for speaking with a clean mind. As a Nigerian, I believed we don’t have a coach yet.

    Reaching semifinals of this year Afcon was the will of God and our players efforts not their coaches.

    Coach Agu doesn’t deserves to be anywhere near our national team but today, he is still handling the position of goalkeeper trainer. Can you imagine that? He doesn’t merit that position. During Ike Shorunmu time for example, we had Some good keepers.

    Whether we like it or not and sooner or later, Super Eagles will be playing international friendly matches then, Nigerians will see the clear picture of the Nigerian coaches.

    NFF are just playing politics game with us. They don’t care about our football but their pockets. So sad to hear this but that is the truth. It is well. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
  • Gr has been there for three years yet he dont know his best xi no game plan. He played all the 23 players. We should stop celabrating failure we are not zambia or bukinafaso we are nigeria. He was exposed at the w/cup we should have done better against argentina we lost because we dont have a good coach. with gr we will never deafet a strong team we will only deafet teams like libya.south africa.lesotho. He played 35 matches won 20 drew 5 lose 10 he lost to england. Croatia.argentina.serbia.cech.senegal.algeria.madagascar.algeria.s/afria. We won 20 matches because we are nigeria we have the players not because gr is good. A good coach will not play two defensive mildfielders against teams like seychelles.lybya.burundi.

     
    • Dr. Drey 4 months ago

      Hahahahaha….”you won 20 matches because you are Nigeria and have good players”…LMAO. Where you Jamaica we you couldn’t qualify for AFCON BACK-2-BACK….??? With all your so-called good players Egypt have won 7 afcons, cameroun has won 5 and they are not even bragging about it. LMAO

      20 wins out of 35 is 57% win ratio. Please list 5 national team coaches in Africa and 10 national team coaches in the world who have a win ratio of more than 57%.

      …..”We only defeat teams like libya, south africa and lesotho” (I dont knw when we’ve ever played lesotho under rohr)…..
      Your lies are catching up with you….so the likes of Poland, Argentina, Cameroun, Zambia, Algeria that we’ve defeated too are small teams….maybe we didn’t defeat them in football, we defeated them in traditional wrestling.

      ….”A good coach will not play two defensive midfielders against teams like seychelles.lybya.burundi”….. Keshi must have been a bad coach for playing Onazi and Mikel….Antonio Conte too must have been a bad coach for playing Kante and Bakayoko…..Unai Emery must be a bad coach for playing Xhaka and Torriera….I can go on and on….LMAO.

      The coach has no game plan yet he has a win ratio of 57% and has not lost over 70% of his matches, consistently playing Uzoho, Ekong, Balogun, Shehu, Collins, Ndidi,Etebo, Iwobi, Ighalo, Kalu, and Ahmed Musa in his starting 11, but a pathological lair like you claim he doesnt know his starting 11….! Lolz
      Its like there is not electricity in your village, so you didnt hear that half of our players fell sick just before the afcon, while kalu, shehu and collins got injured in training a few days to our first match, and hence the team needed to be reshuffled. And you should give credit to the coach because he took players who could replace the first XI and not disrupt the performance of the team. That we played 22 out 23 players we took to afcon and still played till the last matchday is an unprecedented feat that deserves commendation.
      Stop disgracing yourself in public with your cheap lies biko….LMAO

       
    • Donadoni 4 months ago

      Incase you have forgotten,there was a certain time when Nigeria was 52 in world rating.A certain Paul Liguen rejected coaching Nigeria because of the unreasonable targets given to him,now someone has been able to move you to number 32 in the world and you can’t even say a big Thank you to him.Haba!

       
  • _ Dawn of a New Era _

    With the timetable for the qualification of the next Afcon released, thus begins a new chapter for our Super Eagles of Nigeria.

    I, for one, go into this new period with a breath of fresh air and renewed optimism of more fruitful seasons to come for the national team.

    The team is in a good place – no doubt about that: after a 4 year hiatus from the biggest football showpiece in Africa, we returned in style to blow away heavyweights like Cameroon, South Africa and Tunisia and reclaim our spot as a top 3 African football nation; we are also flying high in the FIFA rankings galloping to a lofty 33 position to further cement our position as the third best team on the continent.

    Can it get better?

    I am happy. I woke up today safe in the knowledge that we are the 3rd best team in Africa. The likes of Egypt are 6th, Ghana 7th, Ivory Coast 10th, and Zambia (former Afcon champions) a lowly 18th in Africa in the CAF sub-table of the FIFA rankings!

    So, 3rd in Afcon; 3rd in FIFA (CAF) rankings for Super Eagles – in the words of James Brown: I feel good!

    But, we should not get complacent! The Super Eagles of Nigeria have all it takes to be 1st in the the FIFA (CAF) rankings and to be Afcon champions. To achieve those, is Rohr the man to take us there?

    The German has done well – he has done very well if we consider where we were when he took over in 2016: in August 2016, we were 16 in FIFA (CAF) rankings behind the likes of Cape Verde, Congo DR, Guinea, South Africa, Uganda (Oh my goodness, what a bad place to be!); in 2016, we have failed to qualify for the second Afcon in a row.

    So, Rohr has done well.

    If we are to then build on the fantastic work that this 66 year old coach has done, we can either terminate his contract now to bring in someone with a fresh new perspective; a fresh approach, willing to play a vibrant, yet effective brand of football that will yield results and propel us even further.

    If we choose to retain Rohr, then, he must be made to understand that his brand of football has gotten us to as far as it can. If he continues the same way, we would either regress or we will stall; we will not move further; we will not make progress.

    If Rohr stays, they have to help inject him with alternative approaches that can address the issues that we saw against Argentina, Madagascar and Algeria, or else, all of his own hard work would be undone!

     
    • Ruler Of Men 4 months ago

      deo, honestly you’re a boss. a wonderful morning to you. Don’t
      often make comments here but this one got me off my shell. i so agree that Rohr has taken us as far as he can. I think the NFF knows this which is why they’re sending him to take some courses, maybe to help the tactical side of his game. Truth be told, we were supposed to go a lil farther at the world cup and we certainly had all it took(Thanks to him though) to win the just concluded AFCON if he were more tactically sound.

       
    • FatherJP 4 months ago

      This is by far the most balanced, unbiased, incisive comment I have read so far. It’s devoid of insults, name calling, chest beating! It’s simply ‘patriotic’.

      Going forward,if we MUST drop every form of parochial sentiments and self-serving self-glorification, and actually fulfil our potentials as a top footballing nation giving the plethora of talents at our disposal in this period compared to say; some few years ago, NFF has to replace GR with a ‘bigger’ coach or sorround him with better technical backroom staff (like Westerhof/Bonfrere Jo).

       
  • @Stan, if playing Iwobi in Number 10 posityis one of Rohr’s Mistake, which player do u think can okay the role better..name just 2. U can pick those 2 anywhere home or Abroad. The way forward is what we want.. Nation’s cup has come and gone..so bring Names.

     
  • well! well! well!i wonder how some people reason. so coach GR cant win a big team but we won cameroon,algeria(w/c quqlifiers), poland(friendly) and current highest ranked team in africa tunisia. Some said a good coach doesnt play two defensive midfielders,the only out and out defensive midfielder on the pitch is wilfred ndidi, etebo is a defensive,creative and attacking midfielder all in one, a player that every team should have. As far as im concerned, there is no replacement for alex iwobi in the team even though he still need to up his game. strategy determines the formation and players used. some people just want to see their favourite players play even though they are not ready for the super eagles yet.

     
  • Ayphillydegreat 4 months ago

    Some of us talk as if Nigeria is in the class of countries like Brazil, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, even England, Argentina, Uruguay and the Netherlands or Belgium when it comes to international football. We’ve been participating in the FIFA WorldCup since 1994 and we’ve never played in the Quarter finals. Yet some are still complaining about the quality of football when we are making progress.

    We’ve never been better than countries like the USA, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Iran, Cameroon, Ghana, Algeria, Morocco Senegal, Egypt, Peru, Paraguay, Colombia, Sweden, Switzerland, Greece, Poland and the likes on the global stage. Our football was in limbo for the past 6 years since the 2014 WorldCup, failing to qualify for two consecutive AFCON.

    We Dropped to as low as 67th in the FIFA ranking and 16th in Africa before Rohr. Now we’re ranked 33rd in the world and maintained our 3rd position in Africa for over a year now. Yet we’re still looking for fresh new perspective; a fresh approach, willing to play a vibrant, yet effective brand of football that will yield results and propel us even further. Where was those vibrant yet effective brand of football when we failed to qualify for two consecutive AFCON??? 

    As far as I’m concerned Rohr has earned the bragging rights to continue to lead the SuperEagles unless if we can afford the likes of Wenger, Guardiola, Mourinho, Ancelotti, Conté, Sarri and the likes. If we can’t get a coach of those Ilk I think it’s better we continue the way we are at the moment because the SuperEagles are making progress.

    Even with those coaches Nigeria can never win the WorldCup, maybe they can make it as far as the Quarters or Semifinals. And who says Rohr can’t take us that far with the progress he’s making with the SuperEagles?? If it ain’t broken don’t fix it, and please don’t even mention Herve Renard. I’ll prefer Rohr to take the SuperEagles to another AFCON and possibly another WorldCup. 

     
    • Ay, you have lifted quotes directly from my contribution above hence I feel the need to respond to you.

      First and foremost, let me say thanks for reading my piece. You see, in 2016, Rohr brought his own brand of football, philosophy of man management and overall approach to the game and we all saw the results.

      It was good, it has been good and the results have been upwards but to say that Rohr does not have shortcomings that have limited our achievements under him would be a matter of opinion, really.

      From your many contributions, I can see that you are passionate about Rohr and his methods and quite frankly, I see nothing wrong with that – each to their own.

      But I go by one philosophy which is: ‘what is bad can be good, and what is good can be better.’

      We were in a bad place when Rohr took over and he has made us good (really very good, actually). But, can we be better? I think so. Even with the time he has had, could he have made us thwt bit better? I think so too.

      The release of the 2021 Afcon qualifiers for me is the beginning of a new era for my national team.

      There are those who think Rohr has run his race and it is time to hand the baton to someone else. There are those (like you) who passionately believe that the German should continue.

      For me, I want “freshness” be it Rohr or someone else. I want to watch our matches and say: “wow! that is an improvement (on something that is already good)!”. There is room for improvements.

      You see established car manufacturers like BMW, Toyota and Volvo are always striving to improve their last product (the last product would have been fantastic, by the way).

      We can win the next afcon, we can reach the semi-finals of a world cup (I believe these passionately). But based on what I have seen, I stand to be convinced that Rohr is the right person to take us to that next level.

      But the beauty of football sometimes is that I like being proved wrong in certain instances – this being one of them should the NFF elect to retain Rohr.

       
      • Ayphillydegreat 4 months ago

        I agree that we should strive to be better or continually improving which is a good thing. However, I’m yet to see that particular coach who can take us to a better place than what Rohr is doing at the moment. Yes I’m passionate about Rohr because our football is progressing and the SuperEagles seems to be ascending into the glory days. I will prefer a foreign coach to a local coach anytime at least I’m guaranteed that team list will always be on merit

        Obviously, the football may not be pretty at times, but the results are there for all to see. That’s why countries like Italy and Germany have won 4 WorldCups each and countries like the Netherlands don’t have none. Pragmatic football is the trend in global football this days. Look at how Brazil won COPA America. Utilizing the wings and very physical in the midfield. 

        That doesn’t mean that Rohr don’t have his own short comings. In game management and making the right substitutions under pressure still begs a lot to be desired. Having said that the SuperEagles is still a relatively young team. The WorldCup and the AFCON are their first major tournaments under Rohr and I expect them to take flight from here. Hopefully Rohr will continue to improve and I think he deserves to take the SuperEagles to the next AFCON at least or see through his contract and decide depending on the results afterwards.

        For now I think he has earned the right to continue taking SuperEagles to the glory days. 

         
        • AY, we all want what’s best for our national team.

          Going into next season (with the resumption of the 2022 Afcon qualifiers), here is wishing the Super Eagles and us fans, more memorable, engaging and productive outings, regardless of the coach in charge.

           
          • Correction : **resumption of 2021 Afcon qualifiers**

             
        • FatherJP 4 months ago

          I am only responding to your post cos you mentioned the fact you are yet to see the coach who can better what GR has done.

          You know that’s absolutely not true.

          Keshi is a local coach who qualified us for Afcon 2013 after we missed 2012 and won it with a home based players scoring in the final. GR mind u was only as good as the Semi.

          Keshi also made the 2nd round at the WC compared to GR not making it out of the group stage.

          Don’t also forget that SE is GR’s biggest intrtnational management career. It’s only a corruption nation like ours that will go for a Coach sacked by lowly Niger and the likes.

          Big coaches don’t coach Niger, B/F, Madagascar, Chad etc

          And before you remind me of how we didn’t qualify for 2 NCs bfor GR, let me remind you that Nigeria failed to make it to Libya in 1982 and Onigbinde, a local coach took us to Abidjan in 1984 and came back with the Silver.

          We missed 1986 NC and made the final in Maroc 1988

          We failed to attend 1996-1998( political reasons) and made it to the final in Ghani 2000

          You see my brother, Nigeria with our population and as top soccer playing nation in Africa can EASILY (emphasis mine) make it to the podium (bronze medal placement the least) in EVERY( my emphasis again) AFCON regardless of who coaches us.

          Check out the list of Bronze medal winning coaches in recent years:

          1. Amodu Shuaibu Mali 2002( also qualified us to Korea/Japan)

          2. Christian Chukwu ( plays clueless and listless like GR too) Tunisia 2004

          I deliberately mentioned local coaches who effortlessly did same thing the ‘almighty’ GR is being canonized here for

           
          • Peterside Udah 4 months ago

            Gbam

             
          • Ayphillydegreat 4 months ago

            At the moment Rohr has taken us from failure to qualify for two consecutive AFCON to third place with 20 out of 23 players making their AFCON debut. That’s a fact and I will always remind you that. You’re one of the people who castigated Keshi at the time. Now you’re singing his praises. Yes he won the AFCON after we failed to qualify in 2012 with mostly players that failed to qualify in 2012. What happened afterwards?? He failed to qualify for the same AFCON. Of course Nigeria can win bronze at the AFCON with any coach, but how come Nigeria did not qualify for the last two AFCON with any coach???? 

             
    • Greenturf 4 months ago

      Them coaches listed above may not be better than Rohr.They are just names.
      You will be surprised they will come and underperformed just like Seedorf and Kluivert.
      Football is not 1+1=2

       
      • Greenturf 4 months ago

        Oops! Underperform

         
      • FatherJP 4 months ago

        How are they only names?? Seedorf and kluivert lost to a Nigerian sude that also defeated them during the WC qualifiers. ( Also their first major managerial stint compared to GR who’s a veteran in Africa and never ever qualified any country to an Afcon bfor SE)

        A good coach will always be sought after by big football playing nations

        A relatively unknown Renard Hervard won back to back Afcons with Zambia ( of all countries) and Cote’divoire and thus announced himself thereby securing Morrocan job

        GR is at best a mediocre coach. Nothing he did that even the dour playing Christian Chukwu didn’t achieve ( safe for missing out on 2006 WC which we all know was due to NFA taking SE to the scorching heat of Kano against Angola)

        Among the coaches to have coached us at both WC and NC he’s in the same company with another German Berti Vogts, Onigbinde ( had a silver medal in 84 )

        Others like Keshi, Bonfrere Jo and Clemense Westerhof are far better (Gold/Silver and a second round berth).

        And all 3 above played better and had higher percentage winning ratio in those competitions than GR

         
        • Ayphillydegreat 4 months ago

          At the moment Rohr has taken us from failure to qualify for two consecutive AFCON to third place with 20 out of 23 players making their AFCON debut. That’s a fact and I will always remind you that. You’re one of the people who castigated Keshi at the time. Now you’re singing his praises. Yes he won the AFCON after we failed to qualify in 2012 with mostly players that failed to qualify in 2012. What happened afterwards?? He failed to qualify for the same AFCON. Of course Nigeria can win bronze at the AFCON with any coach, but how come Nigeria did not qualify for the last two AFCON with any coach???? 

           
          • Ayphillydegreat 4 months ago

            Please highlight the winning percentage of those 3 coaches at the AFCON. Maybe you think you’re debating with an illiterate here. GR won 5 out of 7 games in a 24 team tournament. Do the math. Onigbinde won silver in an 8 nation AFCON. He only won the first game against Ghana, drew with both Malawi and Algeria and defeated Egypt in the semifinals on penalties before losing 3-1 to Cameroon in the final. Westerhof is the only coach with a better winning percentage than GR at the AFCON. And that was mostly in a 12 nation AFCON. Keshi drew against Burkina and Zamba before winning the remaining 4 games to win the cup in a 16 nation AFCON. Amodu in 2 AFCON won 7 games out of 12 so who is fooling who? At the moment I don’t know the better foreign coach that will do better than what GR is doing. And please don’t even talk about local coaches that failed to qualify for two consecutive AFCON. 

             
          • FatherJP 4 months ago

            You kept talking of 24 team Afcon. May I remind you that this was the easiest of any group Nigeria has found itself in recent memory. Burundi, Madagascar and Guinea.

            We didn’t qualify for consecutive Afcons not due to lack of quality coaching or players but adminsitrative and self-infliccted reasons. Siasia having issues with his best players, Keshi angeree by lack of respect and prompt payment of his allowances (deliberately sabotaged SE )

            I stand to be corrected and any objective analyst will toe similar line; qualifying for Afcon and winning Bronze medal is never a big deal.

            Any one here can assemble 23 players and they will come back with a bronze.

            GR had better pool of players to work with btw 2018 and 2019( players in good clubs and competitive leagues) unlike 2012 -2016

            In 2012-2013 ww had players like Godfrey Obaobona (Sunshine Stars) Mba (Rangers), Ambrose Efe (Ashdod bfor Celtic) Oshaniwa (Ashdod), Emenike (Spartak Moscow) Sylvester Igboun (Ufa) Ideye (Olympiacos) etc

            Only few like Mikel, Moses, Yobo (twilight of his career), Enyeama (Lille), Onazi (Lazio)etc played in good clubs and good leagues.

            Our bench was nothing to write home about as we had players like ( cant readily recall names now)

            But check out GR era 2018_2019

            Ekong…Udinese
            Aina…Torino
            Balogun.. Brighton
            Omerou…Leganes
            Awaziem..Porto/Rizespor
            Ndidi..Leicester
            Iwobi..Arsenal
            Chukwueze..Villarreal
            Samuel Kalu..Bordeux
            Simon…Levante

            Check our bench too…quality

            Give those players to a seasoned coach and not some back water 3rd rate coach like GR and see us winning back to back to back Afcons like Egypt did recently

             
          • FatherJP 4 months ago

            A Coach who sacked in Niger and Burkinafaso and was shortlisted but not considered by Guineaa is being mailed as a super coach in Naija.

            Shame!

            Naija with mediocrity!

            You rate a coach high when he performs with a small club or country.

            Keshi qaulified SE for Afcon (won) and WC (Second Round) wigh a squad comprising more than 3 homebased players.

            GR won bronze in Afcon and got booted out in the ist round at the WC with a team of only one home based players!

            Keshi qualified a lowly Togo (smaller than Burkinafaso in population and soccer prowess) to the WC but GR cudnt qualify Burkinafaso to an ordinary Afcon let alone WC!

            Even Amunike qualifies the Taifa Stars of Tanzania to the their first Afcon in decades!

            My argument is qualifying Naija SE for Afcon and winning Bronze is not a big deal!

            Egypt failed to make it to 3 successive Afcons 2012, 2013 and 2015 but returned in 2017 to win Silver!

            Nigeria with our current crop of players should be contesting for Afcon final and making WC QFs…that should be the minimum standard if we must tell ourselves the truth!

            Enough of this mediocrity!

             
          • FatherJP 4 months ago

            Also bro, a point of correction sir; I have never castigated Keshi. I judge and rate people based on there achievements and performance over time.

            I still rate him highly today cos his records are there for all to see; the first and only Nigerian born coach to qualify two different African countries to the WC!

            I still maintain that corrruption by successive NFA/NFF adminstrations has robbed us of best hands.

            Do you know that countries like Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and even Cameroon have always recruited world class coaches unlike Nigeria??

            I mean coaches who have coached bations like France, Portugal etc

            We only recruit journeymen oyinbos who ride on the pool of players we have to stardom.

            Check all our foreign coaches and show me one who after leaving Naija was considered for any good job.

            May be Bora Militunovic and those Swedish ‘backward and forwarfing’ named coaches (can’t recall the name again. Lol)Westerhof, Jo Bonfrere, Manfred Hoener….name them…bfor SE no one heard their names and after SE…same story.

             
  • @Dr drey i know you will be the first person to come up against me because of the love you have for the coach am not suprise because love is blind. You said my post is a disgrace and no elecricitie in my vilbge no problem you can said anything you want because you like gr . Am not here to insalt people am only here to say my opinion as a nigerian and i will continue saying the truth.

     
    • Peterside Udah 4 months ago

      Stan my man. Don’t mind those clandestines. They will follow Rohr to a ditch.
      You say love is blind, their love for Rohr is blind, deaf and dumb. They have become the zombies you see the dawn of the dead.
      Particularly that Dr Drey, more like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

       
  • Adewuyi Olaosenikan 4 months ago

    The Super Eagles should take all their opponents serious.

     
  • Eagles always find it difficult to beat Benin . Hope u know. GoggLe previous games. Pls. Even in 90s . So dint be surprise o. D chan team wer luck hope u know.

     
  • Dammy 4 months ago

    NFF will inject some good guys as well to complement the great ones we have.I think of the following:

    1. Dele Bashiru.
    2. Daniel Jinadu.
    3. Joe Aribo.
    4. Fanendo Adi.
    5. Fatai Alashe.
    6. Sebastian Osigwe.

    Google them or watch them from You tube.