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Credit Rohr For Super Eagles Rise In Latest FIFA Ranking – Adepoju

Credit Rohr For Super Eagles Rise In Latest FIFA Ranking – Adepoju

Former Nigerian midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju has credited Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr for the gradual rise of the team in the latest FIFA ranking.

Recall that on Wednesday, Nigeria moved up to 32nd place in the new FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking table, up four places courtesy of their two wins over the Benin Republic and Lesotho in the last qualifying matches for the rescheduled Africa Cup of Nations Cup scheduled for Cameroon in January 2022.

In a chat with Completesports, ‘The Headmaster’ as he was fondly called during his playing days, said that Rohr’s impact and the players’ determination was the major factor behind their recent ranking.

However, he urged the team to maintain the tempo ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and subsequent international friendly games that will be organized for the team.

“The success of the team in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers has paid off in the FIFA rankings where our Super Eagles are ranked 32nd.

“no doubt there will always be room for improvement, however, the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has impacted positively on the team. The quality of play and understanding among the players shows the togetherness within the team.

“I hope the team will keep this tempo going ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup so that they will continue to rise in the FIFA rankings.”

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  • Jones 3 years ago

    Respect sir

  • Ako AMADI 3 years ago

    Working in Nigeria as a football coach is a separate science in business administration, patience, human endurance, resilience and courage. Gernot Rohr has been a quiet achiever.But with the material he has he could do more.

  • Omo9ja 3 years ago

    Of course we will but that is not enough.

    No1, we qualify easily under Oga Rohr to any tournament but when we are the competition we have never reaching our level and even surpassed that our previous achievements.

    No2, we have quality players and no excuses or whatever from no one.

    No3, wrong tactics. That is going to be a huge challenge in Cameroon.

    Yes we appreciate the gaffer but have to do more. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Douglas John Ufuoma 3 years ago

      name one competition england has won for more than 30years now, does it make them failure, the answer is No. in 2004 portugal has more stars than greece, both of us knew the result. in 2009 confederation cup, spain has more quality players than u.s.a but the latter over came the formal, does it take anything away from spain. Argentina has not won their continental cup for than 20years now. when was the last time jose mourinho touched a silver medal, what of ancheloti, filip scolari anothers, des it make them a bad coach. oga boss remember as u fail to c good in other people that is how others will fail to c good in u.

      • leave omo9ja him just want talk no mind am

      • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

        Akpe9ja you no dey tire. LMAO can’t stop laughing. “We have never reaching our level” na wa for you. So what now? When a team is winning and players put up a good show you should hope for better results and dream trophy instead of panicking.

    • Omo9ja 3 years ago

      There we go. We are very emotional.

      Nobody says Oga Rohr is not trying but, I repeat but we are Nigerians which means we deserved more.

      I was watching Nigeria vs England friendly match on YouTube yesterday and Super Eagles lacked confidence in that match and Oga Rohr couldn’t do nothing because Eagles believed in that encounter English team were better than them.

      It was a bit better in the second half and most especially when Iwobi scored. Iwobi was the only player that gearing the the team up.

      We played against the minor Benin and Lesotho and we started predicting that we are going to win the next Afcon.

      We continue celebrating FIFA ranking as if we won the world cup.

      I love Oga Rohr and I appreciate him but that doesn’t mean I should keep lying to myself that he has what it takes to build us a better team. God bless Nigeria!!!

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        I know….It is England vs Nigeria you will watch. You will never watch Poland vs Nigeria or Nigeria vs Argentina or Nigeria vs Cameroon or Ukraine vs Nigeria.

        It is the nine matches he has lost you will be looking for on youtube to watch to console yourself and convince yourself Rohr is a bad coach, you will never search youtube to watch the any of THIRTY-ONE matches he has won. Maybe it is the “determination of the players” as usual that won those 31 matches, as you empty-brained haters always claim. When the team loses its the dumb coach……when the team wins its the players determination….LMAO. Even the 2nd half of the same England match, your brain and blind eyes has not helped you to see that the coach changed tactics and that helped to swing the half in our favor and we could have pulled out a draw from the game.

        When we dropped in this same fifa rankings late last year, you were one of those who were running their big mouths here telling us Rohr has reached his peak and hence started his decline…..now we are back rising on the same ranking it suddenly means nothing anymore….LMAO.

        Benin and Lesotho have become minor, but it was Swaziland and Tanzania your African guadiola struggled to beat when he was in charge. It was Congo Brazzaville and Sudan that stopped us from finishing at least in 2nd place in our group in 2015 AFCON qualifiers o.

        Sorry ehn, I can see you are still yet to recover from the COVID-32 that has hit you since 2 weeks ago. Your brain is still doing bla bla up and down like that Yamaha black and white TV my uncle used to have. If it were one of your riff-raff ex-internationals like Mobi Okparaku that ran his usual trash online now you would have praised him to the highest levels. A decent and responsible human being like Adepoju (who is the GM of LaLiga in Nigeria) has spoken now you are beating senselessly about the bush as if you know football more than him.

        I just love the feeling of humiliation hanging around you and your fellow loudmouths these past few weeks. Una mouth don dey change small small…..LMAO. There’s been some quiet and sanity of this forum for a while now.

      • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

        @Omo9ja you’re right talking about lack of confidence when we play big teams. It happens everywhere even Bayern scared the hell out of Psg yesterday and Psg might not survive it if they allow it to repeat itself again. They can thank God that lewy was absent and Keylor navas was hot maing ten saves, this is something about football but you should have highlighted that earlier instead of going off mark. Still lets hope our team work on their psychological ego before going against the big boys but that’s going to take a long time because the upcoming fixtures are just African teams.

  • lanre 3 years ago

    @Ako amadi……..which materials?…..i guess we have the NEYMARS,MBAPPES,AGUEROS,RONALDOS,MESSIS OF THIS WORLD…….the man took up the eagles job,started with the YOUNG IWOBIS,KELECHI IHENACHOS,NDIDIS,SIMON MOSES,ETEBOS,EKONGS nd later brought in the chukwuezes,kalus,osimhens,aribos,okoyes albeit they are all blending well nd gradually gelling into a formidable team that is making us to forget about calculators during QUALIFIERS…….yet you accuse him of failing to ACHIEVE MORE BECAUSE OF THE MATERIALS AT HIS DISPOSAL……but i guess it is lost on you that the core of the players are GROOMED ND NURTURED BY the coach over years…….i think GERNOT ROHR DESERVES OUR UNRESERVED APPRECIATIONS if for nothing but a job well done

    • Machris 3 years ago

      you even forget to add the likes of IKEME,MIKEL, MOSES,ONAZI. This coach has changed his main players and game changers and we are still doing well in the long run. This coach deserve the respect biko. Go and ask the South Africans who were thinking they also have the players to do better than what they have been doing before. The new coach now is doing wonders as they won’t be participating in the next edition of AFCON. I am sure they are regretting their actions now

  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Well done to Rohr for responding well to constructive criticism, he can do better and I pray as a Nigerian that he will achieve goals and break records.

  • Which better do you deserve as a Nigerian? A country where your president is practically a zombie. If you think you deserve more in anything go and ask what you deserve from your politicians. If your president can at least perform as much as Rohr Nigeria will be transformed by now. People of very low IQ are ruling us and us and we never demand for something better. But when it comes to Rohr you suddenly remember you deserve better. Cut this hypocrisy joor. It is very annoying. “Ile la ti n ko eso rode”. Stop harassing the man I beg.

    • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

      Debo you are right about the government and its attitude. It is also a sad thing that Nigerians can not be rescued from this evil leadership. Who wan fight this fight? I wish the one million thieves went to aso rock but instead they went to steal from the several already poverty surviving areas. SMH there is always hope anyway!

  • @ Omo9ja, its a pity u chose to watch a match played 3-4 years ago to judge the present.
    A match where the likes of Shehu, Idowu, Onazi, Joel obi, Mikel obi, Victor Moses , Ighalo started… That’s 7 out of 11. Pls..continue. go back and watch Nigeria vs South Africa ..0 – 2, Nigeria vs Madagascar etc since u refuse to remain in the past. As for we, we’ve moved on….bye bye.

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