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Akpoborie: Rohr Now A Liability In Super Eagles

Akpoborie: Rohr Now A Liability In Super Eagles

Former Nigeria international Jonathan Akpoborie says current Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has become a liability in the team.

Akpoborie’s made the criticism following the Eagles’ disappointing outing against Sierra Leone in the double-header 2021 AFCON qualifiers.

After surrendering a four-goal lead to draw 4-4 in Benin, the Eagles were held to a goalless draw in the reverse fixture in Freetown.

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Minister of Youth and Sport Sunday Dare also expressed his disappointment with the results, hinting Rohr could face the sack.

And reflecting on the qualifiers, Akpoborie wrote on his Twitter handle:”All the bill boards and all your TV sets have not been telling lies, Rohr has become a liability, he can’t give what he doesn’t have.”

And responding to readers who reacted to his comments the 1985 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner with the Golden Eaglets said:”We should not have given him this contract in the first place. The last four games were horrible

“The alarms came on before they gave him this contract. I already said it by that time. But do they listen? The answer is no they don’t.”

The Eagles still top Group L on eight points after four games and will face Benin Republic in March 2021 on matchday five before rounding off the qualifiers with a home tie against Lesotho.

By James Agberebi

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  • KangA 8 months ago

     Bunkum. Was the SE coach an asset when we were languishing at Numero 70 in the FIFA ranking? We’re currently sitting at 32.

    Can’t we consider all the circumstances that conspired against Rohr/SE? If Pinnick had not taken the game to Benin—instead of the current home stadium at UYO—wouldn’t we have spanked S/L at least 7–0? Man-made woes continued and the SE were taken to a frank desert for the second leg. Did we want an entire team incapacitated, just for pride—defeat ‘lowly’ S/L?

    Go and ask social scientists and high achievers. ENABLING ENVIRONMENT. That is seriously lacking in Nigeria, yet we have inordinate dreams of excelling. 

    • Glory 8 months ago

      God richly bless you @ KangaA. Sometimes its really heart broken to read how most nigerians think. As far as the mandate given to ROHR, he is yet to fail. Then why sack him?

    • Presh 8 months ago

      You are indeed a learned person. I agree with you 100%. 

    • Why are you lying like this? Nigeria was never as low as 70 in the last 20 years. Go and check the facts. The lowest was 66 in 2015. The only time Nigeria was 70 was in 1999. Rohr took over in 2016 and at that time Nigeria was 51. I don’t know where all of you get the 70th ranking from. However, the only problem I have with him is he is too relaxed and cozy with our Administrators. He is simply not hungry for success. He just takes things as it comes.

  • Marvelous 8 months ago

    The funniest thing about am reading is that it ended with NIGERIA STILL TOP THE GROUP.Others want to sit back and blame rohr as if it was rohr that crumble our football at U17, U20, U23 and CHAN eagle. They want to behave as if rohr is LCM chairman, as if rohr is the one running the dead Nigerian league. How many clubs have academy in Nigeria? Everyone is lazy about the sport looking for rohr head to sacrifice on the alter of their mediocrity. You guys should sack rohr,like drey use to say, typing a sack letter is not difficult. Sometimes I wonder what is wrong with Nigerians. Nigeria is a country that employs a gateman and also wants the gateman to sweep the floor, wash toilet, wash the car and do many things outside the gate. How many is played in 2020 by eagles? How many is lost to determine a sack? Rohr was given a target in contract which is even open to the blind, has he meet the contract terms and target? Is it yes or no? People who cannot even handle U17 teams are coming to talk to a national team coach who once took Bourdex an elite club to UEFA cup final. Rohr is meeting target at all angles and the super eagles is still on course. They will not only qualify, they will qualify with a came to spare which is the tradition of Rohrs army. Something we never experience in time past. If KANU and OKOCHA can say something positive, others can go to hell or better look for a way of developing themselve by helping to raise under 15 teams for Nigerian clubs.

  • Marvelous 8 months ago

    The funniest thing about am reading is that it ended with NIGERIA STILL TOP THE GROUP. You guys should sack rohr,like drey use to say, typing a sack letter is not difficult. Sometimes I wonder what is wrong with Nigerians. Nigeria is a country that employs a gateman and also wants the gateman to sweep the floor, wash toilet, wash the car and do many things outside the gate. How many is played in 2020 by eagles? How many is lost to determine a sack? Rohr was given a target in contract which is even open to the blind, has he meet the contract terms and target? Is it yes or no? People who cannot even handle U17 teams are coming to talk to a national team coach who once took Bourdex an elite club to UEFA cup final. Rohr is meeting target at all angles and the super eagles is still on course. They will not only qualify, they will qualify with a came to spare which is the tradition of Rohrs army. Something we never experience in time past. If KANU and OKOCHA can say something positive, others can go to hell or better look for a way of developing themselve by helping to raise under 15 teams for Nigerian clubs.

  • Kingston 8 months ago

    Let us all think about this…
    All of a sudden, ex-internationals are coming out, criticizing rohr openly. Something is fishy here. There’s someone behind the scenes making sure that rohr gets a bad name and eventually get sacked. I’m sure it is one of those politians that have not benefited since rohr came. After killing our local league, they want our national team to die.
    I’ve said it before on this forum that rohr is not our problem – politians are!
    Think about what I’m saying. @jimmyball, even you would agree that something is not right here. Ex-internationals did not come for olishe head even though it is obvious that rohr is a million times better than olishe.
    My point is: someone is manipulating these charges against rohr behind the scene. The same person, probably, have not been able to bribe his way into the super eagles, by imposing players on rohr. This kind of people are usually the ones playing godfatherism to certain footballers!
    They have killed our athletics, they have destroyed our national league and now they want to do the same to super eagles. Greedy men! Opportunists seeking to take advantage and enrich their pockets in expense of the thing we love most! I don’t care whether you hate rohr or not, let me tell you this – super eagles will fall if these politians have their way!
    Say no to corrupt practices!
    Leave our super eagles alone!
    Sack rohr when he doesn’t meet the goals set for him, until then… leave super eagles alone!!!
    And I don’t care whether you are an ex-international or not, that doesn’t make you immune to greed.
    Let save our super eagles!

    • Glory 8 months ago

      Definitely, there is something very FISHY somewhere, somehow. How come the media men have been bullying ex internationals to speak about Rohr? SOMETHING TO PONDER ABOUT.

  • Marvelous 8 months ago

    Ex-international tag is not an immunity to greed and selfishness. Rohr has spoiled the show for many of them, they cannot impose players again and they cannot use the super eagles as an ATM post. Market don finish for this men truly. I don’t like pinnick any day because our U17, U20, U23, CHAN eagles is not developing for the past 4 years. Our league is an international disgrace and disaster. I only consider Pinnick for being sensible and educated enough to understand the contract terms in Rohrs contract and refuse to act irrational like 85% of Nigerians. The targets set for Rohr, he is meeting them all.

    • Ayphillydegreat 8 months ago

      @Marvelous. I just dey Gbadun you! You can say everything you say a million times. 

    • “… our U17, U20, U23, CHAN eagles are not developing for the past 4 years.”: Mr Marvelous.

      The world of Nigerian football does not revolve around just the Super Eagles. There are far greater, deeper and pressing problems that we need to address.

      Dr Drey helpfully highlighted a friendly match being played by under 23 national teams recently. Where is ours?

    • pompei 8 months ago

      Nice one, Marvelous.

  • Jude Esedebe 8 months ago

    What NFF President Pinnick told BBC Sport Africa about Rohr.

    “Nobody is happy about what happened against Sierra Leone in both matches,”

    “But it is not enough to sack the coach because his team is still top of the Nations Cup group after four matches.

    “His statistics speak volume for him, so on what indexes do we want to sack him considering the contract recently signed by both parties.

    “No matter how emotional and disappointed the fans are, there’s no basis to sack him now and he deserves to keep his job.

    “When you look at his performance, where he has won 29 matches, drew 14 and lost 10, you can say that is enough to back him.

    “Yes, the performance in the last two games has not gone down well with some people, but we need to be professional, honest and respectful in how we analyse things.”

    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has insisted there is no plan to sack coach Gernot Rohr despite mounting pressure.

  • Dr Drey 8 months ago

    “…Akpoborie now resides in Lagos. He works as a player agent for Rogon Sports Management.[6]…” – Courtesy Wikipedia.

    Hahahahahaha….we now know why Akpoborie hates Rohr so much and wants him out at all cost. Its the same with with those who have been trying to force Junior Ajayi and an underperforming Kelechi Nwakali on us….LMAO

  • daniel 8 months ago

    The reason why i like white coach is, they hardly collect bribe, you cant impose player on them, i like this our coach Rohr, his doing well, though is hard to please people especially Nigerians, Oga rohr, i stand for your back, carry go

  • ROHR we stand, UNROHR we fall….

    Rohr Till 2022; an ARCHIEVED MANDATE….
    If u can’t beat us the winning team, pls join the winning team…..

    Back to the topic….

    Mr. Ex; u said coach ROHR is a liability?

    Pls just leave him like that…. We like liabilities provided we still stay affloat and remain relevant (32nd in the world and 4th in africa)….

    Go with your asset that would end up sinking to 70th in the world and 16th in africa…

  • Bello Abayomi Samson 8 months ago

    We must say the real fact and not to be sentimental, Rohr is underperforming this days. We have good individual player but no team yet… I am not calling for his sack but he need to act as soon as possible to fix those complain.

    People tends to be productive when they under serious objection.

    Beautiful weekend to us all.

  • pompei 8 months ago

    KangA made a nice comment. The real liability we have is the inept, corrupt NO FUTURE FOCUS NFF. If they get their acts right, we will see a big upswing in Rohr’s and the SE’s performance.

  • Omo9ja 8 months ago

    Absolutely correct. Mr. Gernot Rohr is a big liability in Super Eagles while the current NFF are the bigger liabilities to Nigeria as a nation period.

    We said we wanted a better Nigeria but in reality I don’t think we were.

    Only one percent Nigerians wants the best for this nation.

    No comparison between Mr. Dare the sports minister and Mr. Amaju Pinnick.

    And I quote “Daddy shokky” “Somebody tuleshe and somebody daleru”

    Oga Amaju and Oga Rohr, your days are numbered.

    We can see the reactions of both men after the match.

    You signed a contract with someone and you failed to indicates that if you don’t performing your tasks well as the manager of the Super Eagles team, NFF would sacked you but just because NFF are milking in Oga Rohr salaries, NFF have no choice, they have to manipulates everything.

    “And reflecting on the qualifiers, Akpoborie wrote on his Twitter handle:”All the bill boards and all your TV sets have not been telling lies, Rohr has become a liability, he can’t give what he doesn’t have.

    The alarms came on before they gave him this contract. I already said it by that time. But do they listen? The answer is no they don’t.”

    We all said it but NFF did not listen to us.

    As I said earlier, only we the one percent Nigerians wants the best for our fatherland while the rest but fighting for themselves.

    I am calling on you the patriotic Nigerians, never relents, we have to bring this country back from our oppressors.

    Super Eagles as a team under coach Rohr won’t have a direction and pattern, confidence, understanding and philosophy of the game.

    Mark my words folks, smaller team in Africa will be boasting of beating Super Eagles from now on. Oga Rohr have laying the foundation against the Leone star and the rest of the smaller teams should come and do the remaining damages.

    Nigerians is a great country but the two problems of our country are, our leaders and ourselves.

    This is why I always said Nigerians are the problems of Nigeria.

    Some people on this forum are still backing the coach to continue including NFF president. Can we imagine that?

    I’m pretty sure of this, if one of the local coaches or our ex players something like happens to, NFF would have sacked the coach immediately after the second leg.

    We should all remember what the NFF did to late Keshi, NFF went ahead to book their return tickets but God shocked them all in the end.

    The solution to this problem of Mr. Gernot Rohr is to hire another assistant coach to compliments his efforts or fire Oga Rohr and NFF should stop hiring foreign managers.

    Instead, NFF should hire the best candidates from our ex players both the head coach, assistants and goal keeper trainers.

    However, there must be a rule and regulation when signing the agreement between both parties.

    For instance, if any of them take bribe from players or do not selecting the player according to their current form, these are the consequences. NFF are not excluded in this.

    Fellow Nigerians, lend me your ears.

    Do we have to keep celebrating our carbals and oppressors until eternity? Hmm. Think about it my people. It is so sad but what can I do? Absolutely nothing. Well, what do I know? The choice is yours. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • pompei 8 months ago

    Just saw the Chelsea vs Newcastle game. Wow, Newcastle’s St. James Park is a lovely, lovely pitch! If we had hosted S/L on a pitch like that, dem for carry truckload of goals back to Freetown. This is the kind of pitch our boys excel on. This is the kind of pitch we can beat Argentina on, draw or even beat Brazil, on, etc. On a pitch like this, we can challenge ANY TEAM IN THE WORLD. But on a poor pitch, even teams like S/L can ruffle our feathers and give us a torrid time. NO FUTURE FOCUS NFF have become our biggest opponents, because they won’t make decisions that help our boys’ maximize their performance!
    NO FUTURE FOCUS, make sure we have good quality pitches to play on in the future!

  • Eeyaah! Akpoborie is right o! But we will still be managing him.
    Thank you very much.
    ..and to others too like Yakubu, Dare, Babangida and others, thank you very much but we are sorry to disappoint you. We love him like that.

  • OmoEsan 8 months ago

    I have always seen this from @Kingston’s perspective. A political jobber is definitely pulling strings from behind by paying all these ex-internationals to say all the rubbish they’re saying about Rohr. They’re trying to use the media to create a bad image for Rohr so that the NFF will be pressured into sacking him.

    From the look of things, this must be the same group that forced a certificateless Yobo on NFF.

    This group have successfully infiltrated all our teams except the Super Eagles which Rohr has guided jealously. They bribed their way to have their players in our CHAN team, U-23s, U-21, & U-17 and their result is obvious for all to see. Even our dear Salisu Yusuf was caught on camera collecting bribes.They keep clamouring for inclusion of home based players that haven’t kicked a ball since March, just to satisfy their selfish desires.

    This group will stop at nothing to achieve their objective. They can even plot and execute strategies to destabilize the team or create confusion and enemity in camp so that the team will get poor results in coming matches. They have their moles within already, if what we’re hearing about Yobo’s activities is true (I sincerely hope it’s not true though). Also remember that this group already have an input in player invitations , so they have one leg in. The saving grace for Rohr in this regard is that he’s been inviting and dropping players based merit, club form and level of the league and competitions they play in, hence it has become difficult for this group to suddenly start forcing players from Lithuania and Malta on Rohr.

    This is a wakeup call for Rohr and Pinnick. They both have to watch their backs closely and exert their authority on the team. They must be in firm control else these guys will create trouble for them.

    I wish Rohr and the Super Eagles well.

    • Kenneth 8 months ago

      Some response are just so ridiculous. How much will the media houses be paying ex players to berate the national coach. So there is no freedom of expression again. Guys for this great men that many of us have been watching has kids to come out and express there displeasure speaks volume. They played this game to highest level. So seeing them has been cheap to speak there mind free is a joke in my view

      • OmoEsan 8 months ago

        @Keneth, it’s obvious you don’t know how PR and media works & this is why my comment looked ‘ridiculous’ to you in your myopic view.

        So from your perspective media houses pay people to talk?

        You think those guys are just clamoring for Rohr’s sack over nothing? They all have player management agencies and are trying to force their players on the team, but Rohr won’t let them have their way. This is why they want him out at any given opportunity. Did Elder Odegbami not clamour for Rohr’s sack even when the team was doing very well?

        Leave story jaree!

        • Kenneth 8 months ago

          Here again we go the assumptions, na wa for una with all this fake tales. Would a right thinking agent only market his player at the national team. How many games do they play in year. Because of your hatred towards the ex players your excuse is because they want to impose players on Rohr. Very laughable.

        • JimmyBall 8 months ago

          @OmoEsan… if we go by your logic of ex-players being unable to force players on Rohr as the result for the cry for Rohr’s head… now @Dr.Drey has whipped-up a list and these are the key guys Nigeria have as our national team players… so which players that Nigeria have that we do not know again that the likes of Akpoborie, Odegbami,Amuneke, Aiyegbeni and Amokachie are trying to impose on coach Rohr? May we know those players to make this sort of allegation carry any weight? The fact remains that… we are declining with our results… we have at the moment a glut of players that our coach Rohr still do not know how to really use… we have seen him not being firm with decicions… if you have an Akpoguma… why not field him in central defence and try pairing him with Ekong or Balogun to see how he plays for us in his preferred and most useful position? Some of us have issues with how Rohr bring in players and use them wrongly… Aina and Ebuehi should be allowed to play the right back and Akpoguma should not be taken there to cause a glut again… if you must bench Ekong, then bench him for Akpoguma… we want to see confident actions by Rohr… he seems to be brushing some players ego too much.

  • Edoman 8 months ago

    Trump and the GOP chairlady are looking to fill vacant positions in their crumbling party. There are many super ‘conspiracy theorists’ in Nigeria right here. They will help unlock the Trump’s
    electoral problems easily. Nigerians are really smart. Wow. Wonder shall never end.

  • Ako Amadi 8 months ago

    We now have 3 high profile former Eagles tearing Gernot Rohr to pieces in the media. I love to read the opinions of experts and not the rubbish from emotionally unsteady fanatics Within 3 days Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Jonathan Akpoborie and Segun Odegbami have all but made a case for sacking Gernot Rohr. The NFF cannot ignore their views.Are there other former players that hold a different view? Perhaps that group may not be interested in making pronouncements in the media I’m surprised that even Aiyegbeni, the Yak who fluffed the greatest goal-scoring opportunity ever at a World Cup is also a Rohr critic.

  • Edoman 8 months ago

    Yak will, from now on, start to make more pronouncements on matter of this nature. he has every right to do so. If you don’t like what Yak have to say, you can do two things. Take him to court or go hug a three. One thing is certain, however, you with your cohorts, can not stop my Yak from expressing his candid opinion within the norm.

    • Gentleman, Dan the bull Amokachi hit the nails on the head yesterday when he said that all the players in the SE are represented by only 3 agents and one of the agents also represent oga Rohr.

      So the coach prefers to work with those three who recommend quality players to him instead of every tom dick and harry masquerading as player agent.

      I leave you to tie the nuts as per why all our ex internationals are angry with him and want him out.

      The late Keshi stood his grounds initially but later caved in to their pressures that was why that rasterfari called uchebo went to the world cup and played when playing in a back water league while Brown ideye was dropped.

      All this agitation by our so called ex internationals as if SE is their birth right is not for patriotism. It is for their pockets and Rohr is a bad market.

  • Ako Amadi 8 months ago

    Former African players constitute a mafia of agents who make money when European coaches are hired. Mr Akpoborire is very active in tbis regard in Germany. Remember he hired Berti Vogts for the NFF and the man turned out to be a colossal failure. After that he started lobbying for Lothar Mattheus, but that fell through. I’m sure he has found another Germsn to replace Gernot Rohr.

  • Dr. Drey 8 months ago

    Yakubu Aiyegbeni….player agent
    Jonathan Akpoborie….player agent
    Segun Odegbami…..Academy owner/player agent.

    Is it just a coincidence that the most vocal antagonists of Rohr are player agents who have NEVER even coached secondary School kids before…???

    Has anyone heard Kanu, Okocha, Adepoju, Iroha, Eguavoen and others who are not into player agency advocate for Rohr’s sack….??? Abi these one nor Sabi football too….???

    Funny enough, those noise makers were the ones who were at the forefront of forcing Yobo into the team. Yobo has spent just 4 months with the team and it’s been terrible reports here and there and we are seeing the effects on the pitch too……it’s been from one disaster to the other.
    God nor go green them

  • Emmanuel 8 months ago

    @Drey and co.u guys are opening a truck of warms ooo.am on ur side on this

  • Dr Drey 8 months ago

    Below is the list of current SE and their agents. Some liars are telling us Rohr only picks players managed by DW sports. Etebo, Osimhen, Kalu, Simon and Dennis are the only ones managed by DW sports. Pls are there any better players in their positions anywhere in the world…??? Or because they are DW sports players they are not entitled to the national team…????

    Maduka Okoye…………. Prime 11.
    Leon Balogun…………. Avid sports group.
    Troost-Ekong…………. SEG.
    Akpoguma…………. ISMG.
    Ola Aina…………. Elite Project Group.
    Etebo…………. DW sports.
    Aribo …………. Elite Project Group.
    Iwobi …………. Elite Project Group.
    Sam Chukwueze…………. 10 Management.
    Victor Osimhen ………….DW sports.
    Ahmed Musa…………. N/A
    Seb Osigwe…………. Realtives.
    Semi Ajayi…………. Wasserman.
    Shehu Abdulahi…………. Oruc.
    Jamilu Collins…………. Kick and Run Sports.
    Tyrone Ebuehi ………….Prime 11.
    Awaziem …………. 10 Management.
    Chidera Ejuke ………….Aneke Attah.
    Emmanuel Dennis…………. DW sports.
    Paul Onuachu ………….Boutique Transfers.
    K Iheanacho…………. Stellar Football.
    Zaidu Sanusi ………….N/A.
    Wilfred Ndidi ………….1st eleven ISM.
    Sam Kalu ………….DW sports.
    Moses Simon ………….DW sports.
    Dan Akpeyi ………….Myron Topclass.
    Francis Uzoho ………….Stellar football.
    Cyriel Dessers ………….Stirr Associates.
    Josh Maja ………….Elite Project Group.
    Mikel Agu ………….Lorenz Consulting.
    Kings Ehizube ………….SEG.
    Dele Alampasu ………….JCN Sports.
    Mathew Yakubu…………. J14 Sports.
    Ramon Azeez…………. DERS Group.
    Kelechi Nwakali ………….CODA Independent.
    Kenneth Omeruo…………. 90 Sports UK.

    Unfortunately, you cant defeat the truth with lies, you cant defeat justice with fallacies, darkness can never prevail over light

  • Dr Drey 8 months ago

    A player who was well know to be a tool of destabilization in the hands of NFF in his playing days and was at a time kicked out of the team by Keshi for allowing himself to be used to sabotage his team, was primed by a set of people and forced on our national team as its assistant coach, with ZERO coaching experience (not even a primary school coaching clinic), Zero coaching training and Zero coaching practice license from anywhere in the world (when I can personally list at least 50 Nigerians who should occupy that position ahead of him) and within 4 months and 4 games, there have been nasty reports coming from the eagles camp of disability, culminating in the worst run of results the team has had in 4 years. The same crooks are the ones now pointing to this worst run in 4 years of 3 draws and a loss as the reason why Rohr should be sacked irrespective of the fact that we are still very much comfortable on top of our qualifying group and with one leg in the same AFCON their guadiolas couldn’t qualify for EVEN AS BEST LOSERS. Coincidentally, all of them are mostly player agents too….LMAO.

    God pass all of them. Darkness can never prevail over light….!!!

  • Dr Drey 8 months ago

    Below is the list of current SE and their agents. Some liars are telling us Rohr only picks players managed by DW sports. Etebo, Osimhen, Kalu, Simon and Dennis are the only ones managed by DW sports. Pls are there any better players in their positions anywhere in the world…??? Or because they are DW sports players they are not entitled to the national team…????

    Maduka Okoye——— Prime 11.
    Leon Balogun——— Avid sports group.
    Troost-Ekong——— SEG.
    Akpoguma——— ISMG.
    Ola Aina——— Elite Project Group.
    Etebo——— DW sports.
    Aribo——— Elite Project Group.
    Iwobi——— Elite Project Group.
    Sam Chukwueze——— 10 Management.
    Victor Osimhen——— DW sports.
    Ahmed Musa——— N/A
    Seb Osigwe——— Realtives.
    Semi Ajayi——— Wasserman.
    Shehu Abdulahi——— Oruc.
    Jamilu Collins——— Kick and Run Sports.
    Tyrone Ebuehi——— Prime 11.
    Awaziem——— 10 Management.
    Chidera Ejuke——— Aneke Attah.
    Emmanuel Dennis——— DW sports.
    Paul Onuachu——— Boutique Transfers.
    K Iheanacho——— Stellar Football.
    Zaidu Sanusi——— N/A.
    Wilfred Ndidi——— 1st eleven ISM.
    Sam Kalu——— DW sports.
    Moses Simon——— DW sports.
    Dan Akpeyi——— Myron Topclass.
    Francis Uzoho——— Stellar football.
    Cyriel Dessers——— Stirr Associates.
    Josh Maja——— Elite Project Group.
    Mikel Agu——— Lorenz Consulting.
    Kings Ehizube——— SEG.
    Dele Alampasu——— JCN Sports.
    Mathew Yakubu——— J14 Sports.
    Ramon Azeez——— DERS Group.
    Kelechi Nwakali——— CODA Independent.
    Kenneth Omeruo——— 90 Sports UK.

    Unfortunately, you cant defeat the truth with lies, you cant defeat justice with fallacies, darkness can never prevail over light. What Rohr’s antagonists don’t realize is that the best way to win this battle is to just stop churning out lies, assassinating character and wiping up fictitious innuendos.

    • ……the truth shall set you free.
      Okoye…A bad goal keeper, kept another clean sheet today.
      Iwobi that is not better than Eze and doesn’t deserve eagles first team shirt played well today.
      Chukwueze, the player we needed to replace with olayinka destroyed Real defense yesterday (No be today anyways)
      Aribo..that boy that should be sitting on the bench for eagles performed well again for Rangers. Balogun and Akpoguma too.
      Rohr..thanks for giving Okoye, Akpoguma and Aribo another chance.
      Benin’s game should have killed their moral and they will become useless. Thanks Coach.

    • pompei 8 months ago

      Dr Drey, this submission is worth it’s weight in gold.
      More power to you, my good doctor.

  • Dr Drey 8 months ago

    The media in Nigeria have been roundly accused for not lending their voice in the fight to salvage whatever is left of Nigeria football that has failed to add any silverware to the cabinet since 2015, when Golden Eaglets were crowned U17 World Cup champions for a record fifth time.

    One of such vocal voices is former Super Eagles defender Emeka Ezeugo, who has directed the most blame on the table of the media practitioners for hobnobbing, according to him, with the plunderers of the national football commonwealth in Nigeria.

    ‘Destroyer’, who was the member of the all-conquering USA ‘94 World Cup team, maintained that some journalists would stop at nothing to maintain their relationships with the “soldiers of fortunes” who are reaping where they did not sow to hang on to “crumbs from the table they receive from their NFF cronies”

    Ezeugo has continued to decry the sorry state of Nigeria football and openly attacked the country’s top officials for plundering the coffers to now leaving it in a most pitiable state.

    Now the questions remain – what is the role of the media in the present state of the country’s No 1 sport?

    Has the media fought the elements fingered in the corruption cases ripping football in Nigeria apart?

    Is the media actually in bed with the people directly and indirectly involved in the sorry state of the game?

    Anti-graft agency ICPC still investigating top officials
    Has the media called for the resignation of people involved in the current state of Nigerian football?

    Is the media raising alarm on the politics and politicking among government officials and governors currently going on in Nigeria football?

    Investigations have revealed that Ezeugo’s accusations may not be entirely total among the media, but in truth, the media must have to do a lot more to save our football from the doldrums it has sadly found itself.

    It must be acknowledged that some voices in the media have cried out and alarmed the world on the corruptions with documented evidences going on in the apex football body.

    Ezeugo who also attacked his fellow ex-internationals for being part of the sorry state of the sport in Nigeria, opined that the fight to crush all elements killing Nigeria football must be total, not sectional or selfish.

    In truth, the media have a great role to play as one of their major duties is to be the watch dog of the society.

    Anything short of this, notwithstanding other circumstances, has completely validated Ezeugo’s accusations and posterity will continue to keep the records no matter how long it takes.
    An ex-international with no parochial interests has spoken….indicting media men and his fellow ex-internationals for wining and dining with, and allowing themselves to be used by the same Football officials they are supposed to be fighting, for practically killing our football.

    But NO. ROHR IS THEIR PROBLEM. The only man who seems to be doing something tangible for our football is the one they want to whip up all sorts of sentiments against and push him out (the usual Nigerian way of doing things) because Rohr is refusing to play ball and they are getting hungrier by the day. The even conspired to plant their stooge in the team and cause problems so that they can have their way. Even that one from the super chickens heart-attack football era that has the record of the worst miss in the history of the world cup opened his wide mouth and called the coach with the highest win ratio in history of the SE as the worst coach ever…..LMAO. Facts dont lie, statistics dont lie. Maybe its the ones that couldn’t even qualify for afcon even as best 2nd placed teams are his best coaches ever….LMAO.

    Breeze don dey blow small small…..we don dey see wetin fowl dey use in feather cover…..LMAO

    Their shall always be confusion in the camp of the enemies until they change their ways.

  • Goal ⚽️ 8 months ago

    Fifa Ranking will soon be out to give us  the true stats on the team performances for this year.

    All this sermons and preaching to deceive us on the team decline will not work.
    We want progress and can’t be tired of success.

    We have the players for us to demand better performance from our team, we are second most expensive African team for crying out loud.

    We are not Gabon nor Niger , we are Super Eagles!!!

    We fear no foe!

    • Dr Drey 8 months ago

      Hahahaha….before they used to say rankings do not matter….rankings is not a trophy…..LMAO. Now that they are looking for the knife they will use to slit Rohrs throat, they have suddenly become concerned about rankings….LMAO. They are not Gabon or Niger but the same coach they want to kill took us out of the same WhatsApp group with the likes of Gabon and Niger, where their guadiolas dumped us and ran away, to the group of the likes of Senegal and Algeria….LMAO. People who refused to acknowledge our meteoric rise in FIFA rankings since 2016 as a sign of progress are now using FIFA rankings as their lame excuse to fight the coach….LMAO
      Let rankings come, FIFA rankings will not end in 2020, it will continue in 2021 if we drop now we will rise again. Moreover it won’t be the 1st time we will drop in the 4 years Rohr has been there. Of we drop this year, we will rise next year.

  • Kingston 8 months ago

    @glory… Let’s be frank with ourselves here – @dr drey made a good point.
    With all due respect, I ask that you read @dr drey comments in this page again without prejudice. The point is simple: super eagles are currently declining (3 draws one loss isn’t us) because of yobo. And this same yobo, whose integrity has been questioned in the past by the big boss keshi, in the space of four matches alone has caused more disarray in super eagles than the last four years of rohr stay.
    1. “Fifa Ranking will soon be out to give us the true stats on the team performances for this year”. How true… When the ranking comes out, compare it to the previous years and you will get the point I made above.
    2. “All this sermons and preaching to deceive us on the team decline will not work”. The phrase – to deceive – is my emphasis. Who is doing the deceiving? The ex-internationals who claimed that rohr only picks from three player agents which is false as proven by dr drey comment. Who is doing the deceiving? Yakubu claimed that the current super eagles are the worst he has ever seen. I mean, seriously? Where was he when super eagles couldn’t qualify for 3 out of 4 afcon? Is yakubu aware that super eagles in world cup 2010 could salvage only one point. Unlike the one led by rohr that defeated Iceland 2-0 and took three points. Yakubu claimed rohr is the worst coach in super eagles history, I sincerely hope he was kidding in this one. Because this is the same rohr that has the highest winning ratio as a coach, in sharp contrast to all the national coaches that yakubu had had in his career combined! I ask again, who is deceiving who?
    3. “We want progress and can’t be tired of success”. And who has brought this progress?: God (first) using rohr as his tool. You doubt? Check the before and after of our fifa ranking, both for world and afcon, since rohr came. You may say ‘we have seen the gaffer best, we want better improvement’, in a way I agree. But let’s do basic math here. If you desire improvement in a field, what do you do? You bring the necessary resources that will facilitate such. On that account, I ask – what has nff done to prove their desire for improvement since afcon? What resources have they brought in that will facilitate the improvement we deserve? Let me say this here – a fan that think that the rise and fall of a team solely depends on the tactical ingenuity of the coach is largely misinformed! You doubt? Ask all the man city coaches before the era of the Arab brought their money to the team. Ask the coaches what they think would have happened had they had the necessary finance to back their goals. Administration constitutes a large amount of the rise and fall of a team. But what has nff done since afcon? They brought in yobo! Yobo who has zero coaching experience! Yobo who since he came super eagles have not secured a single win! Yobo who was supported by most of these same ex-internationals that are criticizing rohr! You want to improve a team then you brought in a personnel that has zero experience, I mean a total amateur in that regard, doesn’t that reflects that NFF (no future focus) decisions are devoid of common sense?!
    4. “We are not Gabon nor Niger , we are Super Eagles!! We fear no foe!”. This made me laugh! Are you serious? “We fear no foes”??? Have we quickly forgotten how afcon qualifiers were to us prior to the employment of rohr? I remember vividly the day we were to face south africa for the second game, where we drew them 2-2. I remember the deep tension that held everyone present in the sporting centre I watched. How pathetic we all looked, hoping for a win because it was our only life line for as best loser. In short we were afraid! We were afraid for every single game. And who could blame us? When your team fail to qualify for afcon back to back you tend to fear your foes, regardless of the kind! Or have we forgotten the reign of olishe? I remember a match that he coached, the commentator said super eagles failed to create a single chance throughout the whole 90mins! Olishe even failed to qualify our chan for the knockout stage, though inheriting a bronze medalist team. (I ask again – was yakubu serious when he said rohr is our worst coach in history?).
    I believe that whoever has served our motherland deserves respect. However, our loyalty is first to super eagles before any one, including ex-internationals! And if these set of ex-internationals make it their business to sabotage the progress of super eagles then they are making themselves the enemy of the state! And in doing so become our enemies!
    Super Eagles all the way!

  • Mr Hush 8 months ago

    We rightfully blame the NFF for the recent decline of the Super Eagles and our football ;
    we as well blame the Media for their intentional neglect and under reporting of issues affecting our football thereby causing more harm.
    Furtherly, we blame the ex internationals , hypothectically , who for their selfish reasons want the coach fired. Their unusual and continuous rants (though I believe they are entitled to their opinions) has cause enough harm than good.
    And not forgetting the sports Minister; who has simply failed in his duty of providing the right platform for the Eagles to perform and sports in general to grow.

    In as much as we blame the aforementioned for the recent squabbles the Eagles faced; it is going to be unfair to shift blame from the man at the helm;Gernot Rohr.
    It is quite clear he has simply underperformed in the last matches and the results are proof of this. He can’t be free from blame as well.
    He has set a right standard (with the Eagles) for himself that we are measuring him with. And he would continue to be measured in that standard. One of growth and positivity.

    So moving ahead,we should all put our cards together and work a way forward.commitment,work and ethics.

    • Dr. Drey 8 months ago

      @Mr Hush…..no one had said Rohr is blameless. Of course I can write a litany of blames to be heaped on him. But none, I repeat, NONE is weighty enough to earn a sack…at worst a written warning or a query. There has always been a calculated attempt to get rid of Rohr even when we were performing well. So drawing SL while still sitting comfortably on top of our group with one leg in Cameroon is just the perfect ammunition to wip up all sorts of sentiments and one sided stories to get rid of him. Labelling his team the worst ever and him the worst coach ever is even more laughable….LMAO. I will assume its mere coincidence the loudest of the critics are all player agents. Agreed we have had our worst run of form in the last 4 years. But we are not in a worse position than we were before now. We are also administrators here. You cannot fire the same project manager who has met several of your project objectives in record time and cost because he didn’t complete his deliverable for the week when the overall project deliverables are not in anyway under threat. When Rohr’s contract was renewed he was given the target of winning the AFCON and WC quarter finals….not winning every match. If he likes let him draw all his matches and still win the AFCON like Portugal did in the last Euros he has met his deliverables. Sack him and prepare your lawyers for a trip to the labour courts.

      • JimmyBall 8 months ago

        I will agree with this your comment but do not make the mistake that I have joined your camp… one of the reasons why Rohr continues to enjoy grace is the fact that he is a humble coach and well-mannered. I will give him that… Let’s help him, at this point, a humble man like Manu Garba could be brought in to act in assistant caoch capacity, we need to encourage those who have served us well to also grow in their careers. Honestly… I am not a fan of Yobo being there when he does not even have a plain sheet as coaching certificate. Carl Ikeme or Vincent Enyeama can do a more thorough job in the goalkeeping department…

  • Mr Hush 8 months ago

    @ Dr Drey
    In as much as I feel disenchanted by the recent performance by Rohr and the boys,
    I understand the fact that sacking Rohr at this moment wouldn’t be right. I have always remarked on his impressive man management and his will to learn. Though , I feel he is short in the tactical side , it is something that could be managed and improve upon. We could always fix that with an assistant with the technical dept (with all due respect to Yobo , I find him at best,a ball boy and worst,a distraction).

    That said; it would be a wrong premise set believing the fact that the only reason Rohr is keeping his place is due to the fact that he would be paid off and the NFF has no money to.
    It means he is there based on duress He holds over the FA. That’s a wrong notion to stand on and only flames up the point that Rohr’s position isn’t justifiably occupied based on his good work. That would not be fair on the man and the team going forward.
    But I digress;
    I want to believe the NFF is putting faith on Rohr based on his work ethic and his results ( as he is still within the scope of the target set for him). Hopefully,that we can rally around going forward.