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Belgium: Red-Hot Onuachu Nets Brace In Genk’s Away Win At Cercle Brugge

Belgium:  Red-Hot Onuachu Nets Brace In Genk’s Away Win At Cercle Brugge

Nigeria forward Paul Onuachu bagged a brace as Genk thrashed Cercle Brugge 5-1 in their Belgian Pro League clash at the Jan Breydel Stadium on Saturday , reports Completesports.com.

Onuachu put Genk ahead in the 9th minute after he was set up Junya Ito.

The Nigeria international completed his brace five minutes before half time, either side of goals from Ito and Bryan Heynen as the visitors went into the interval four goals up.

The 26-year–old has now scored 12 goals in 13 league appearances for John van den Brom’s side this season.

The striker was replaced by international teammate Cyriel Dessers 13 minutes from time.

Genk climbed to top spot on the table with 28 points from 14 games.

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  • Samuel 6 months ago

    Me i dont understand this guy.May be our coach needs to work on this guy in SE shirt

     
  • Gowetok 6 months ago

    No one can score 12goals out of 13 games by luck. Onuachu certainly have something special that Rohr as failed to spot and utilised efficiently. Im not a supporter of Onuanu because of the way he plays which i think does not dovetail with S.E.However,i want to give up that believe now because i remember he was also one of the highest goal scorers at Denmark.Genk actually bought him because of his awesome goal scoring records in Denmark.He has now justified the trust reposed on him by Genk.In conclusion i want to say Midjiland and Genk Coaches cannot be wrong while Rohr is right.Two heads are better than one they say.There is absolutely something rohr is not doing technically that is hampering Onuachu’s progress in S.E strongly believe.

     
    • His coach in Midjtyland is now the coach of Genk.
      Richard Owobokiri was averaging 28-30 goals in Boavista but couldn’t blend with the SE during the time of Yekini .

       
  • Dominic 6 months ago

    Why this guy is not a scoring like this for Nigeria super eagles

     
    • Dr Kingsley 6 months ago

      Take time and watch his club games. he is being fed the ball because of his height and not the showboating some of our wingers are doing

       
    • Eldridge Cleaver 6 months ago

      The thing tire person.

       
    • Omo9ja 6 months ago

      @Dominic, not every player is a national team player which is understandable but in Onuachu case, the deficiencies tactics of Oga Rohr is the main problem of Onuachu and the rest of the squad.

      Leone Stars coach pointed out loopholes in Oga Rohr’s team while Oga Rohr fans turned their eyes to that.

      Osimeh style is definitely different to Onuachu. Hmm. Are you with me my people?

      If so, let’s go.

      However, Chukwubuike needs to learn from Finidi George, Amunike, Tijani Babangida and Garba Lawal.

      The current wingers of ours are really poor in terms of distributing long ball from both sides to our strikers.

      They can’t make crosses they can only cut in to give our strikers ball to score.

      Oga Rohr didn’t pay attention to that.

      This Oga Rohr Super Eagles doesn’t have game plan.

      Madagascar had their, they succeeded against Super Eagles.

      Algeria had theirs, they succeeded.

      Leone star team wasn’t good enough to withstands the pressure of our Super Eagles but what they had over Oga Rohr’s team is this, they were tactically and tactically sound.

      They noticed and found loopholes in that team and they found it. They took the advantage of Ekong and polished the whole team while we had Akpoguma in that match?

      Aina and Ebuehi sat on the bench for the entire durations of the match still, some of us still backing the coach?

      If NFF can add an expert to the coaching department, this problem will come to an end.

      I do not hate coach Rohr but he can’t solve this problem alone. We need to help him.

      Another problem of the Super Eagles is in the back. Our defense is weak.

      Akpoguma should pair Balogun for now or he can sub both in one game and the gaffer should leave Ola Aina and Ebuehi in that RB jęję.

      The coaches of the Super Eagles still have a lot to do.

      Can’t imagine amount of money that NFF are spending on Oga Rohr but doesn’t reflect that much based on the world cup results, Afcon results in Egypt and this year Afcon qualifiers.

      Even if NFF hire someone to help Oga Rohr, do we think the gaffer will work with his assistants?

      According to the news after the match in Benin, Oga Rohr didn’t talk to Yobo and others before making that wrong substitutions.

      The best thing NFF can do with the coaching crew is to step in to make it known to the entire coaching staffs of Super Eagles, they must work collectively.

      To be honest, I prefer Amunike and Egbo to work together as the coaches of the Super Eagles in few years to come while Enyeama and Ikeme should be ready to work with the team as well.

      The future of Super Eagles is very bright because Mr. Pinnick won’t be there forever.

      Oga Rohr and coach Agu will go too.

      We need somebody that have the spirit of, I want to serve my country to the best of me knowledge. If we have them, Nigeria and our sports will move forward.

      Even if Ęjęrià and Lukman join the team next year, I don’t think will count too much.

      We had experienced players in the team before but Super Eagles couldn’t do much in the end.

      I don’t know. I’m just tired of this situation of Super Eagles.

      Oga Rohr is not the problem. Mr. Amaju Pinnick is the one Nigerians should hold responsible for not doing the right thing.

      He wants continuity of failure and uncertainty future of the Super Eagles.

      If not, why did NFF sign a contract without demanding more from Oga Rohr? He hasn’t improved his skills still, NFF signed another contract with him.

      Now, Onuachu is inform of his life still, he is no where to be found in the national team?

      What is going on kę? This is not about Oga Rohr fans but Nigerians.

      Which way forward my people? Talents without game plan is nothing. NFF should please wake up.

      This is very strange kę. Abi no be so ni huh?

      Anyway, fingers crossed. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

       
  • Kingston 6 months ago

    I hate to say it but this guy has talent we are overlooking. I’m not in support of building super eagles around his style of play because that has numerous disadvantages. but it seems there’s something rohr is seeing in the lad that most fans are not, including me. when fans shouted their disappointment in ighalo especially because of his poor form in the last world cup, rohr kept inviting him nevertheless. rohr kept showing faith in him, and ighalo repaid his manager’s faith. we all know the rest of the story – rohr was right, the fans were wrong. fast forward to today, fans are screaming for the head of onuachu but rohr is still sticking to his guns. remember how rohr showed faith in maduka okoye? fans were asking what was a 4th devision player doing in team. and again rohr ends right. question : will rohr end up right about onuachu and fans wrong? personally I hope so. Paul deserves a good career, and if he does well it will be a win-win for both him.

     
  • chuks haifa 6 months ago

    I don’t know why people shout too much about Belgian league top scorer or high number of goals in Belgian league. Do you know the number of Nigerian players that have scored so much goals in Belgium league without making it in super eagles. Akpala, Onyekuru,Imoh Ezekiel never made impacts in super eagles. Even Osimehin and taiwo awoniyi that took Belgium by storm never made impacts in super eagles while in Belgium.This is not 1994 when we had few European professional players when Keshi, Nwanu, Aloy Agu, amokachie, Siasia, Eguavon and some others walked into super eagles while playing in Belgium. Onuachu’s exploit in Belgium does not send shivers to nobody for now until he moves to a league where the world’s top players will challenge him fully.

     
  • Papafem 6 months ago

    Even if he did this in la liga or epl, those who will condemn him will still condemn him.

    Belgium is about the best team in the world now, with world-class players scattered around top leagues in Europe. Many of us have forgotten that a lot of their players walk straight into many big clubs in Europe from the Belgian league. After many years in doldrums while in Germany, Osimhen’s career got a lift in Belgium, went to France and now, he’s of one the most expensive players from Africa plying their trade in Europe.

    Let’s appreciate this guy for once. The fact that he’s not scoring yet for Nigeria doesn’t make him a bad player. A bad player, for sure, won’t score 12 goals in 13 matches in a country like Belgium. Belgium is not Latvia or Macedonia. Gemot Rohr should find out what makes this guy different in Belgium and apply the same while Paul is on duty for the Super Eagles. I still believe he’s got a lot to offer the country if he gets the needed services from the midfield and the wings. That guy isn’t a bad player at all.

     
  • JimmyBall 6 months ago

    I have continued to support this guy despite heavy criticisms. Some say his leg is too long… Some say he only uses head. Gernot Rohr need to watch his club matches more and know how to use him. Stop playing inverted wingers when Paul is on the field. Play chukwueze at natural no. 11 and Kalu or whoever that is a natural right footer on the right let them serve him without time wasting cutting in. That was how we played with Finidi, Elaho, Babangida, Lawal in the years Yekina was unstoppable. Even Yekini will have problems in Rohr’s rigid 4231 formation. We need flexibility. Once a tactically sound team reads Rohr… that is often the end of the game. Coaches have found that out about Rohr.

     
    • Ugwudede 6 months ago

      You are on point. Its not just about Onuachi but all the striker in the team. Playing a left footed winger on the right means he is not pulling the crosses but to dribble, cut to his left and shoot at the goal. If he even try to pull in the crosses it will always come in late after the defenders has recovered to mark out the striker because the winger has to return the ball to his left and few seconds doing that is enough for the defenders to recover and mark the forward out. Same applies to the left side of the pitch meaning that the strikers would rarely get services from the winger but rely more on the balls coming from the center of the field. Late Rasheed Yekini still hold the record of the highest goals scored for super eagle because Amunike, Finidi and the rest wingers operated from their natural wings and put in the crosses on his head or chest in time to score those goals. If you have played a little ball before you will agree that defenders find it more difficult to deal with crosses from the wings than the ones coming from the center. Let’s put the round pegs in the round wholes

       
      • JimmyBall 6 months ago

        @Ugwudede exactly. See crosses from the left by a left-footer curls out evading keepers and pulling away from Central defenders… Likewise by a right footer from the right. Using inverted wingers means they have to cut in killing the surprise element from a flash cross as defenders will have Split seconds more to pick their opposing attackers through the action of wingers trying to steady the ball back to the natural stronger foot… a cross from an inverted winger curls in to the advantage of defenders and goalkeepers rather than swinging out… We are not saying inverted wingplay should be dropped completely but let’s look. Closely how our target men benefit from their team play and apply to eagles. That’s why we should be flexible in approach… one singular rigid system will just get us stuck when our mosquerade tactics gets read-out by a savvy coach and his team are able to diffuse our usual threat… It’s just an observation which I think could help our attackers. Crosses are not only meant for the head… A striker could jab, and sidefoot or knockdown good crosses for fellow forwards too… I also think cutbacks are very dangerous and you could only easily have quality cutbacks playing regular and natural sided wingers… The inverted wings have not impressed me much… Maybe my ideas are oldschool. I like it but we get choked often on it so far.

         
  • Greenturf 6 months ago

    Meanwhile,according to Owngoal.com,Rohr is in Jos to scout for players when Plateau united trade tackles against an opponent in a continental championship.

    I can’t believe the sports minister forcing his ideas on the coach.It’s a hostile and terrible condition to work in and detrimental to a team with great pedigree of exceptional players in Europe,getting swapped with four home based players that have not showed any promise in African club football,players plying their trade in a disfunctional Npfl league.Can’t believe this things are happening in this day and age.

    Rohr is getting bullied by a sports minister who doesn’t know nothing about football.An administrator using his office to veto decisions that will definitely take us many steps backwards who does that!Okay which four Europe based players will get the cut for the home based ones?Because 24 players invited by Rohr for international matches are the best we have in Europe and beyond playing regular football for their teams.So four of this players will get the cut for 4 underperforming 4 redundant 4 poorly trained home based players this is madness!I’m pained by this stupid decision by the sports minister who has chosen to run down the super eagles the same ways they did managing the country.

    As it’s Rohr is no longer in charge and I believe the sports minister is not alone in this decision if I were Rohr I will resign because he’s no longer the manager of the team a position assumed by Sunday Dare!!

     
    • Omo9ja 6 months ago

      Excuse me o oje Mr. Greenturf. Let’s assume that our home based players are bad and the NPL is nothing but poor.

      Now, what did we achieve with our foreign based players? Bronze medals and 4:4 draw against Leone star abi?

      Oga Rohr beats Cameroon and Algeria and so on with some games left over to be played then right?

      We also qualified to Afcon and world cup respectively ba?

      Did we do anything so spectacular in both tournaments?

      Please sir, Mr. Greenturf, what makes Leone that played against Nigeria that way and the match ended 4:4, why didn’t Super play like against Argentina and Croatia other top teams like that?

      Also, against Algeria at Afcon and in the friendlies we played recently, what happened with our foreign based players?

      If I’m not mistaken Mr. Greenturf, Algeria were not that physical compear to Cameroon
      and I think something must be wrong some where sir.

      Kai, if we can not pointed out what we won with this our foreign based players then, enough of a foreign coach who has so many qualities in his team but still struggling to beat small teams that has almost home based players that their coaches really sound tactically and technical superior to our own coaches.

      Yes, we still have raw talents in that NPL.

      We still have talents in Nigeria.

      NFF have given him too much time to build this team without controlling the gaffer still, he hasn’t improving the team yet.

      To be honest, I don’t buy the idea of adding home based players to Super Eagles presently because NPL has bn on holiday for a while and NPL needs some improvement.

      I think what they can do to improve the Super Eagles team now is to hire one of our ex players to join the team.

      I hope Amunike will accept the offer but Mr. Salisu Yusuf shouldn’t be included.

      I love coach Rohr too but if NFF can get a perfect match for him then, we are good to go.

      NFF and Sports Minister are not smart enough though. You can’t force a national coach to use certain players. They will do their wish to invite the home based players and the coach will put the players on the bench in the end.

      Let’s do things accordingly NFF and the sports minister. The idea is good but this is not the right time to do so. NFF and the sports minister should improve the league first and bring back the home of the Super Eagles to Lagos then, nobody will complain. I won’t say beyond that. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

       
  • You see it’s wrong for people to compare onuachu to yekini. Yekini won’t have problems with this team. He rarely had problems with any team when he played. The truth is that onuachu is not intelligent. He tried to display intelligence when he played his first match. He tried to come to the middle to take the ball. He scored his goal from outside the box. That’s want makes an average Nigerian striker. That’s the edge oshimen have over him. This guy can’t do well with super eagles even if it rohr is sacked. It’s not wisdom to change the whole team to fit his sluggish pattern – he is not messi or ronaldo or oshimen.

    Let’s focus on strikers who can really do it with super eagles. Those who have excelled with eagles were not sluggish like him – check the records.

    Look at even dessers he spends just a few minutes on the pitch and showed a sign.

    We have kayode, peter olayinka, and others who are not sluggish and who can do well with super eagles -let us get them.

    I also think we should thinking of how we can ask rohr to go very soon. He is losing strength and idea already.

     
    • JimmyBall 6 months ago

      @Christian Ministeries… This meme is too long. Can you find something easier? Yekini played when Eagles constantly use good wingplay and two strikers… an arrowhead and supporting attacker. Why can’t Rohr learn something from Onuachu’s coach at Midtjylland and now the one now at Genk. Rohr is not infallible in his judgements of a player. He needs to adapt tactics too…

       
      • Sorry, do we change our style of play to suite a player? Don’t you think if we continue such we may end up loosing our style of play?

        I beg to differ, Onuachu is talented but he’s yet to find his foot in the SE cos he wants a particular style of play to suite him… Let him watch out and see how Oshimen works so hard to get the ball to himself and still succeeds…

         
  • Collins id 6 months ago

    Did you guys forget Anthony ujah or uchebo nwakeme, Simon nwankwo, these guys especially Anthony ujah could be Nigerians highest goal scorer in bundesliga but when keshi gave him chance in confederation cup he couldn’t bench ideye of Ukraine league not to talk of emenike of Russia league as at then. Someone from seria A couldn’t bench ighalo of China, if you have been with the eagles at list since 1988, you will realise that unuachu can’t work for eagles, it’s not about scoring for clubside or playing in Egypt, players characters are different and when you found an Eagle it doesn’t take much to know them and unuochu is symply not. Nigeria strikers must be fast and skillfull, he must shoot from all angles of yards. To be honest apart from iheanacho and maja who for me are the second options to osihmen, the only striker u know for sure can give us something similar to osihmen is sadiq bcos the guy is fast and skillfull just like osihmen,(as seen in the Olympic) he can play the wingers in, just like osihmen, only if he could score more goals for almeria, but if that guy comes in for osihmen in 75 minutes my mind will not shake at all. How can we that had yek, yak, aghahuwa, martins odemwingie ike uche emenike ighalo,, how can we now settle for unuachu? To win wcup abi afcon? sierra leone Kai kamara and unuachu who will you play first, @jimmy? I personally like unuachu right from the dannish league. I expected him to be very strong and technical to succeed with the eagles. but the guy doesn’t prove to have it.

     
    • GLORY 6 months ago

      Superbly put @ Collins Id. God bless. We honestly don’t need rocket science to grasp this fact. Tired of talking about Onuachu that begs to decieve. Will continue to wish him well and enjoy watching him strut his stuff for his clubside but he doesn’t fit in to this SE team period.

       
  • Proudly 9ja 6 months ago

    @Collins id, I agree with u concerning Sadiq Umar, he is one striker that would thrive in the present SE imho. @Jimmyball, you are also right, in terms of form there is no coach that will overlook Onuachu hence GR continued invitation. But the truth is, if GR invites him na wahala and if he doesn’t na still wahala, the gaffer can’t win. The part I disagree with you is the misconception that if we had players like finish or elaho or babagida in the current SE Onuachu will be scoring like Yekini. Nite that with our best wingers in the Westerhof era how many goals did Yekini score with his head, I doubt he score up to 3 with his head. The great Rashidi Yekini was a striker with speed, tenacity, hunger, strength qualities that Onuachu lacks in my view. Recalled the goal Yekini score against Algeria in lagos when we beat then 4:1, okocha scored in that game. The goal Yekini scored was from an acute angle, he got the pass from the wing, out muscled his marker and placed the ball in the net, this is something osimen can do but not Onuachu, he isn’t that kind of player. Another area I disagree with you @Jimmyball is the idea of playing samu and Kalu as actual left and right wingers, we (you and myself included) are asking the gaffer to stop playing people out of position and to only play them where they regularly play for dia clubside. They play the inverted roles for dia clubsides and that’s where they should be left to play imho, we are still the ones that will say the coach is tactically and technically deficient if he tries it. However, I do agree that Onuachu can be better utilized in the SE even though I don’t think he is ideal for the present SE, his goal haul is no fluke and as Collins id has stated many 9ja strikers have painted the Jupiter league red and haven’t been able to replicate such form for the SE. I do think based on the wingers we presently have and the players we have in the team Onuachu will continue to struggle. IMHO, the only way to get the best out of Onuachu is not to use wingers but wingbacks in a 352 formation. The wingbacks should be Aina or Ebuehi on the right and Sanusi on the left. These are guys who can whip crosses from either side. But to effect this change we will need 2 holding midfielders to help protect the defense. @Jimmyball my broda hope u are getting better, thoughts and prayers with u bro.

    As a side note, if our sports minister, NFF president and GR are smart, this is the best time to get Olise I swear. Not when Reading gets promoted to the PL that we would start chasing after the guy which would be too late as France won’t agree. And it’s really simple to do. The NFF on dia part should come up with a tangible plan for the future and have the coach and sports minister buy this plan. This plan will then be marketed to potential SE players. Take Olise for example, he presently plays for France U18 or something but definitely not their u20 as that team is litter with stars, he won’t be able to make that team let alone Les Blues, this is one of our marketing tool as he has a better chance of playing multiple worldcups with 9ja than with France. He should be told that his teammates Ejaria will most likely be participating in Qatar next year. He should know that he will have a familiar face in Ejaria in camp, so he won’t be lonely as this plays a part in some decision making. Also important is the fact that our present gaffer is franco German, so he and tge NFF president needs to market that idea not only to the player but to his parents. If they can convince his parents, then the job is half done. Where the sports ministry can come in is to ensure that they liase with Nigerian embassies and high commissions to ensure when a player agrees to switch nationalities, tge issue of no passport booklet won’t rear its ugly head as this isn’t a good look for a country like 9ja, the process should be FastTracked. Finally, so show love for these players bcos making a decision to switch nationalities isn’t an easy one, as some will get serious backlash, the NFF should do proper unveiling with lots of fanfare to encourage them and others, our supporters club can also help in this matter when the come to play for us. Just imagine if we these guys are playing their 1st matches for 9ja and the crowd bust out single like they did in the old days songs like Ademola idi egwu Ademola, or Ejaria idi egwu Ejaria or Olise idi egwu Olise. Shivers would run through these guys and they will want to give more than they have as they won’t be used to these kinds of love and affection shown by millions of people at their respective clubsides. Ejaria and Olise are a delight to watch. Even use the potential of participating in Olympic to entice them. If we do some of these, my people we will be better for it. This should be done as part of an overall strategy to move our football forward while also investing significant capital to improve our local league to be where we need it to be. Just a thought.

     
  • Proudly 9ja 6 months ago

    Sorry for some typos
    Note not Nite
    singing not single
    to show not so show

     
  • Proudly 9ja 6 months ago

    Also it seems Amuneke is not too keen on the assistant coaching position. Who can really blame him. Here is a link from owngoal

    https://www.owngoalnigeria.com/2020/11/29/i-cant-be-assistant-to-rohr-amuneke-hits-back-at-super-eagles-german-coach/

    The only way he (Amuneke) can be persuaded is to promise him the job in the future and this might be counterproductive as he and GR might not get along. The worst thing to do to an employee is to pair him up with someone he or she dispises and doesn’t want to work with. Just imagine working with somebody who is there just waiting to take over your job. As GR has come out to say he doesn’t want Amuneke and Amuneke also saying he won’t work as an assistant to any coach bcos of his pedigree as a player and coach, I think the mention of Amuneke as an assistant coach can be put to bed once and for all IMHO

     
  • Unless he is still adapting to the SE, but if I am to judge Onuachu solely based on what he has done so far in the SE shirt, I will give him a poor rating. During the last AFCON, I can vividly remember when Ighalo was substituted for him…… our opponent continously shoved him away from the ball like a kid, anytime he was on the ball. Apart from being shoved away like a baby, his link up passes were mostly inaccurate. This was exactly the same way Simy fared at the World Cup.
    There is this guy, Henk Veerman who plays for Heerenveen FC. He is the same height with Onuachu. The way Veerman plays at Heerenveen, that is what I expect from Paul at SE.

     
  • Marvelous 6 months ago

    Rohr is not a black man and won’t reason like one. Rohr wants salisu Yusuf his former assistant. This is a man he understand, a man who understand his game plans. See Rohr does not even know who Yobo is in that team. Give Rohr Salisu for the progress of the SE.

     
    • JimmyBall 6 months ago

      @Marvelous Yusuf who was caught red-handed accepting to take bribe should be brought back because Rohr wants him? Is that how they punish fraud and dubiousness in Europe? Can such a gesture be tolerated in Germany? There is Manu Garba who may be even be better than Salisu… also they can contact Ndubuisi Egbo to see if he accepts headcoach while Rohr is technical adviser… We don’t need a bribe tilting coach even if he is the best on the home front. Do we have any shame as a nation at all? Rewarding a fraud with another coaching shot with Eagles… No way!

       
  • Kingston 6 months ago

    @jimmyball you are right. Re-employing someone who was caught in the very act of corruption is not wise. Yusuf’s lack of integrity should override his technical ability when considering the future of super eagles. But my question is why would NFF bring him back? The two options for the role are not good – amunike would obviously say no, he has his “pedigree” to keep; and Yusuf lack of character shouldn’t be tolerated. Besides, it is not rohr fault that NFF brought these two as options for technical assistant, so don’t blame him

     
  • Marvelous 6 months ago

    God bless you @kingston. Seems at @jimmy doesnt understand that when a man is presented with an option he has to go with his preferred choice. A or S, Rohr has chosen S and so what? Why did NFF present the two? Didn’t they see others?

     
    • Goal ⚽️ 6 months ago

      I truly agree with Collins id.
      Onuachu doesn’t fit the current Eagles, he is not a counter attacking kind of striker and no need wasting so much time trying to integrate him to the team when we have other strikers who can easily take the position.
      ( we don’t have much time for that like clubs side do)

      A striker with speed and good hold up play is what we need and we have them in abundance.

      As for the issue of Olise who I discovered, he is too talented for us to loose him, I personally Rates him higher than ejaria who is also good.

      It’s all in hand of the NFF to do the needful ( the guy I think didn’t need any change of association).

       
  • Tancosports 6 months ago

    To Our over sabi sport minister, Amaju pinik and jobless ex international who are calling for the inclusion of at least 5 to 6 players Into our super eagles squad. I hope you’re all seeing the performance of club sides on the continent abi? Rivers United, Plateau united all beaten by some lower rated team on the contents. What a shame.

     
    • Dr. Drey 6 months ago

      My brother, Me I even think 4 slots is too small. If the sports minister and the NFF who are custodians of our league cannot beat their chest and guarantee 11 homebased players who can hold their own in the SE, then its a shame to all of them and they must all resign if they have shame. The SE is not the reason why they were all appointed. The were appointed to grow the game on the home front. The SE is supposed to be a resultant of the growth at that Homefront. The fact that we cant list 23 of the best outfield Nigerian born and raised players in the SE today (apart from Ahmed Musa) or anywhere in Europe who played in the NPFL in the last half a decade to a full decade is a serious indictment. The fact that ALL the homebased players who have also been invited to the SE in the last 5-10 years have not gone ahead to make it in any of the top 10 leagues in Europe till date is also a thing of shame. Whatever informed the Minister’s decision to insist 4 of our best players in Europe should be dropped for players who cannot even compete at the PRELIMINARY stages of CAF competitions is shocking. If our NPFL players were really good, there is no excuse for not winning home and away at the preliminary stages of CAF competitions…that’s like a Round of 64 stage. Its african clubs we are talking here not even national teams.

      Even the biggest advocate of homebased players always include the caveat “to at least train with the national team”. They know deep down they CANNOT measure up. We are not in the 80s when you could count the number of Nigerian footballers abroad with your fingers. Since the 90s when football really turned professional in Nigeria the idea of an homebased SE has always been a sham. Westerhof started with homebased and ended with keeping his faith in the foreign based….he threw away the idea of homebased players the moment he could count on having at least 20-23 Europe based players. Fuludu was the only homebased in our 94 squad and one can count how many time he ever futured. our World cup squad has ZERO homebased players….even the goalkeepers where all foreign based. We can NEVER have 4 homebased players starting a competitive match for the SE in this age until our league becomes comparable to what is obtained in Europe. Christian Chukwu toyed with the idea and almost got burnt. Every match keshi played with 3 homebased players back then was a disaster waiting to happen, despite continous camping with them for over a year plus 7 international friendlies. None of them lasted beyond 2 years in the team…they just couldnt sustain the tempo, you cant give what you dont have. If they force Rohr to stop selecting based on merit, to stop selecting the very BEST to reperesent as they have done now by even inserting it in his contract that the veto for invitations now rest in the hands of the FA, if he fails, who should be blamed….Rohr or the people dictating to him…?

      The NPFL is supposed to develop players for the SE and not the SE developing players for the NPFL…….Its never done that way. We do things backwards in Nigeria. Probably the only country in the world where the sports minister and the FA president trains with the team ahead of important qualifiers when they’ve not paid bonuses of competitions played a year and a half ago. I wonder what must have been going tru the minds of the players then. I trust the days of Westerhof, he will walk them both out of the training. It was only a meeting the late Ishaya Mark Aku the then sports minister held with the SE in Mali that Oliseh told him to “…Oga excuse us, we get training, we don dey stand for over 1 hr now…” talk more of coming to disrupt their training just because it was ‘ordinary’ Sierra leone who came to sell roasted banana in Benin we wanted to play.

      The Minister should first fire his advisers before firing Rohr or else he will wake up someday and discover he is no longer the sports minister while Rohr will still be siting in the duggout of the SE….LMAO

       
  • Plateau united lost at home to a team from TANZANIA in front of ROHR.

    Hoihoihoihoihoihoihoi.
    I laugh in mozambique.

    These are the pple that want to play for SE…

    Wetin adamu nor go see for oga gate!!

    We’re in 2020 (21ist century) yet some pple that doesn’t want to move forward would always want to take us back to the 80s and 90s with their useless comparism and they would come later to tell us ROHR don’t know modern day football but they like telling us how homebase players won afcon and got to the round of 16 for nigeria.

    Some pple keep telling us that 4-2-3-1 formation is rigid. Meanwhile, that is the most prefered and used formation in europe nowadays.

    Some teams like LIVERPOOL would even use 3 DM in midfield.

    European teams don’t play much of cross and nord. That is why SALAH, ZIYECH, MAREZ, BALE, DYBALA, PEPE, B.SILVA are left footers but operate from the right side of the pitch…. Same goes with MANE, WERNER, STERLING CR7, NEYMA et all…. I think this pple don’t know football at all.
    Infact KLOPP, QUARDIOLA, ZIDANE, SARRI et all are rigid and clueless for inverting these players….how can they be using a left footed player on the right side of the pitch?

    My prayer is that whoever curse us with blind hatred for Rohr would one day lift that curse…. This curse has blinded some pple’s eyes, minds, visions, thinking /reasoning faculty, infact thay are just confuse….