Odegbami: With 2 Years to go, The Super Eagles Land in Qatar!

Odegbami: With 2 Years to go, The Super Eagles Land in Qatar!

‘Nigeria is not in the ‘Group of Death’.

Such a headline cannot be serious.

The result of the just concluded World Cup draws in Cairo, Egypt, is too good to be true and cannot be described as anything near the ‘Group of Death’. To do so would be sarcasm, describing what must be a conspiracy to place the Super Eagles in a group where to fail does not exist – well almost. Such a headline will only be to attract attention, otherwise everyone would assume that Nigeria has walked over the teams in their group even before a ball is kicked! Group C is as easy as that.

I read Gernot’s Rohr’s reaction to the group. He describes it as ‘tricky opponents’.

Rohr is right to be cautious and modest, but in the year 2020, with all the achievements, capacity and experience of the Super Eagles, the most difficult team to play against and to defeat in Africa, the most expensive team on the continent, he should not be telling Nigerians about ‘tricky opponents’ but about his capability to take the new Super Eagles to the semi-finals of the World Cup.

There is no need for him to be arrogant and to say the group matches will be a walk over but, definitely, he should not make a mountain out of a small mound of earth that the oppositions, in this case, are.

With Liberia, Central African Republic and Cape Verde as the opponents in Group C, it would not be immodest to say that the Super Eagles will have no excuse in the world not to qualify from the group, successfully go through the final qualifier, go to Qatar and get to the quarter final of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. That’s the only assurance I would expect from a foreign coach at this point in our history, nothing less, and no hiding behind modesty, excuses and caution.

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All the groups: 2022 FIFA World Cup African qualification

Probably, never in the history of the World Cup draws has Nigeria been this favoured. Applying all known indices – statistics, personnel, capacity, reputation, rankings and even previous meetings between the teams – there is absolutely no reason (forget the theory that football is unpredictable, and that there are no more minnows in African football) why the Green and White flag of Nigeria would not be hoisted high and flapping in the desert air of Qatar in the winter of 2022.

Of course, there is still a final round of the winners from each group to be played to determine the final 5 spots from Africa, an obviously more challenging task. But beyond all the qualification matches that any one of several average Nigerian coaches can easily scale through with victories (as they have successfully done before through Shuaibu Amadu and Stephen Keshi), my eyes are trained far ahead to the championship proper, to the possibility of the Super Eagles getting to the quarter-finals of Qatar 2022, at least. That’s the irreducible minimum that Nigerians should be told to expect at this point in our football development.

Whether the country gets there or not is a different matter, but that should be our minimum target, henceforth.

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The draws of the qualification matches provide the perfect opportunity to hone the emerging new and very gifted Nigerian players showing up all over Europe, waiting to be harvested and to be built into a solid national team, rich in the best traditions of Nigerian football – speed, power, wing play, endless running and pressing in mid-field, plus the never-say-die winning attitude.

The reality is that between now and the last month to the World Cup in 2022, there is nothing any coach can do, foreign or local, that can be considered very serious with the national team. The coach will depend entirely on the quality of players available in the squad to execute all the not-too-difficult qualifying matches. The pattern from match to match will be simple and similar – a quick assembly of the best players from Europe two to three days to a match, a few training sessions, one or two tactical sessions, and, that’s it really. The matches will be played (nail-biting or not) and won, and the coach will be considered worthy of his wages. There is nothing very technically special at this stage, and that’s very important to note.

Because I still believe Nigeria’s best option (beyond technical competency) is to let a qualified Nigerian take the Super Eagles to the next World Cup, these draws provide the perfect opportunity to make equip the identified Nigerian with valuable experience during the almost two years to the championship, to study the intricacies of football at the highest levels, and to develop self-confidence during the period of winning all the easy qualifying matches. A great performance in Qatar will shatter the jinx that a Nigerian is good enough to handle the national team.

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The truth is that Group C is an easy group for Nigeria. It shall be a relatively easy ride. Everybody knows it. So, no foreign coach should pull the wool over Nigerians’ faces by insinuating that the journey is tricky, even if the country accepts that no opposing team shall be disrespected.

This is the time for Nigeria to get its act together, and start to groom her own indigenous coach, give him confidence, give him good exposure and assist him to garner the useful experience that will make it possible for a Black person, a Nigerian, proud and dignified, to be considered intelligent enough to lead a national team to the World Cup and win it!

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For me, the draws have finally settled the matter of local and foreign coaches for the Super Eagles, in my humble reckoning. This is surely not the ‘ Group of Death’. It is the ‘Group of new beginnings’.

There is no Nigerian, ready-made already to handle the national team, but there is the pool of retired ex-international players that are still relatively untainted and unbitten by the bug of corrupting influences amongst coaches in national teams from the Stephen Keshi era till now.

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There are two things that must not be compromised in the new coaching cadre – national team coaches that are in the business of marketing players directly or indirectly, and those that are not mentally and morally strong enough to ward off all external pressure from agents, scouts, managers and even football administrators to influence things in the national teams.

This may actually be the time to toy again with the idea of reviving the position of Team Manager, a unique Nigerian prescription that worked successfully for the country in the past. It helped to check ugly practices of coaches, provided a second line of attending to the welfare of the team, helped in the management of the egos of Nigerian players, and provided a buffer for the head coach against the shenanigans in Nigerian football administration.

I was the last such Team Manager during the period of the greatest assemblage of Super Eagles that qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 1993, won the 1994 African Cup of Nations in 1994, went to USA ’94 and emerged one of the most entertaining teams, and the fifth ranked team of the World Cup. 1992 to 1995. I was working quietly in the background, supporting and complimenting Clemens Westerhof. The position had no technical authority and did not compete in any way with the man in charge – the coach.

There is a whole pool of qualified persons that can fill that slot including those that may have deep knowledge of football and administration without ever having played the game at the highest levels.

Having said all this, the Super Eagles shall be in Qatar. Last Monday in Cairo, the elements made sure it is so.

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COMMENTS

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  • Lol….Na only God go stop your fight against Rohr..
    So the man must not talk again?
    All these right ups don dey turn to commedy.
    Rohr said he once lost against cape Verde when he was managing Rep of Benin. So calling them tricky Opponents is due to what he has experienced. Nobody is calling our group a group of death including Rohr.
    All these ideas of replacements whith ex-footballers when we supposed to be thinking of how to support him and qualify with ease to me is a distraction. Truly we have untested players like Finidi, Emenalo and so on but that should be after 2022 world Cup. Calm down baba…

     
    • Good point @Sean. I think Rohr should stay but the assistants should go – Imama, Agu etc. They should be replaced with capable ex-internationals with the right coaching qualifications and experience as long term backup plans. In place should come people like Finidi, Amuneke, Amokachi, Emenalo, Ikeme, Rufai etc. The best should be chosen after a rigorous interview.

       
      • Abdul 4 weeks ago

        @Kel. I think i buy your idea. We have better ex-internationals that will get the job done better. For instance, we have never had goalkeeping problem since i could remember. Abeg, make those two leave us abeg.

         
  • Oakfield 1 month ago

    Looool!!!! Just look at how u’re making a fool of yourself again. Lol…when imama went on news dailies to celebrate failure u kept mute bcs he was the product of ur wicked corrupt scheme, no epistles were written. Now, you have picked on rohr again to show the world how shameless u are. Shame on you!!!!!!!!

     
  • GLORY 1 month ago

    It’s just all beginning to make sense that Baba Segun n Rohr may have been happily married couples until something went wrong,in their past lives. With Rohr being the husband while Odegbami the wife. Seems like Rohr dumped her(Odegbas) then for another woman and she( Odegbas) cant just forgive him(Rohr). Chasing Rohr even unto the present age. Nothing Rohr is gonna do to appeals that chattered love but to ignore her, oh sorry him in this age.

     
  • @Glory u are a nigerian mugu. nigerians have thesame thought with odegbami. we only keeping patient with rohr. ode is speaking nigerians mind. only a born of fool will think ode has personal issue with rohr for the truth he defend his country. its time we use some people head for money sacrifice from this forum, because they are not useful in contributing to nigeria progress.

     
    • GLORY 1 month ago

      @ Victor, the same argument whoever gave birth to a dead brain like you is putting forward regarding your obvious dog DNA is what Odegbas is holding against Rohr. So I ain’t surprised you understand differently to others.

       
    • You are wrong @Victor. The fact is that majority of Nigerians disagree with Odegbami’s position and stand with Rohr. Perhaps we should do a simple survey or vote here. Click LIKE (THUMBS UP) if you stand with ROHR. Click THUMBS DOWN if you stand with Odegbami.

      Let’s GO!

       
  • Joel Chidi 1 month ago

    Your write ups are very comedic these days to say the least. It has lost its taste for good readership. Words of a drowning legend looking for recognition after his glory days. As you have failed to recognise the effort of a man and the outstanding serenity never seen in our previous super eagles team, coupled with Good results, then may your efforts in life never be noticed by those you pray to see them. Your position is nauseating. To even realise I was one of your greatest fans, rankles in my subconscious. Go on with your comedic fight but don’t forget the saying that who keeps chasing the hen, would find himself on the floor while the hen will keep running far away. If you can’t beat them, MR ODEGBAMI, JOIN THEM.

     
  • Chuck 1 month ago

    They always say people get wiser as they get older, however its quite unfortunate that with Odegbami the reverse is the case.

     
  • Edoman 1 month ago

    I am never surprise to witness how low Odagbemi has spiritually, physically, and morally sank in his being. It would have done him a lot of good if he just wittier away from the Nigeria football arena.

     
  • Recently, nearly twenty words and perculiar usage from Nigeria were added to the almighty Oxford English Dictionary—put your birth, sef, bukateria, tokunbo etc. This means the Englishman learn and use these terms as his expanding language. I think a term to consider including is: water pass garri. This describes Odegbami’s current situation. 

    The more he advances his fight against Rohr, the more he exposes his undesirable qualities: vindictiveness, selfishness, racial undertones, callousness …..  But the guy won’t simply drop this particular topic, even when his former admirers (including me) urge him to stop. 

    Makes you think whether stopping Rohr is the only contribution from his stable. The ting don tire me oooh!

     
    •  … addendum:  put to bed, NOT put your birth. 

      … the Englishman has to learn and use…

      CSN, edit button please

       
  • Chima E Samuels 1 month ago

    Great Segun is right and wrong such that if he had suggested for Rohr’s present useless assistants starting from Agu who can not give us a reasonable world class gk after Vincent down to Empty bare headed Imama to replaced with a few of Ike Shorumu, Amuneke,Finidi or even Siaone if he was available.

    Let all the aforementioned ex players or qualified local coach be made to go through an interview and the ones who passed together with the required CV should be made to assist Rohr with a view of replacing him in the nearest future after the World Cup in Qatar!

    For those of us hating on Segun we need to calm down because not everyone takes below excellent as a result. And to be honest most of our ex local coaches have never been given free hand or decent treatment to succeed most especially Siasia who on various occasions uses personal cash to sort players prior to tournaments.

    At this point my suggestion will be for great Segun to direct his gun shot to NFF and leave Rohr to continue using his humble antics as long as Majority of Nigerians are okay with his slightly above average performance!

    Less I forget the NFF should slightly improve Rohr’s contract because I find the new contract as an insult to a man who has worked under too many pressure in a difficult Nigerian economy Era.

     
  • Odegbami Segun #7 is 100% right.
    Not everyone can be satisfied with mediocrity.
    Calling an ordinary snake a python is not humility.
    It is rather lack of self confidence or deception or a combination of both.
    A new contract for Rohr should include a target of a Semi-Final appearance at the Quatar 2022 World Cup; A change of his Assistants to Include (1) Emmanuel Amuneke, (2) Joseph Yobo, (3) Mikel Obi, and Vincent Enyema
    Backroom Staff to include Team manager Mike Emenalo, Technical Analysts Efan Ikoku, Peterside Idah, Segun Odegbami, Sunday Oliseh and Kanu Nwankwo.

    Build a team of coaches and Backroom staff for today and the future, and treat them like we will treat Oyibo, believe in in them and give them all the neccessary support to succeed and they will succeed.

     
    • Oakfield 4 weeks ago

      What did he say when Imama came out shamelessly (after failing woefully with the assignments given to him, main reason why we won’t be at the Olympics and other competitions this year) and celebrated failure. Did he utter a word?? Na where rohr dey him get mouth to talk garbage!! Thunder fire him there!!!

       
    • Oakfield 4 weeks ago

      What did he say when Imama came out shamelessly (after failing woefully with the assignments given to him, main reason why we won’t be at the Olympics and other competitions this year) and celebrated failure. Did he utter a word?? Na where rohr dey him get mouth to talk garbage!! Thunder fire him there!!! Csn, If Una like, delete this comment as usual.

       
  • Sunnyb 4 weeks ago

    Guys please criticize the man without insulting him, uncle Sege  was just stating is opinion, let’s disagree and agree with him with civility.But I think Rohr needs better assistants and better scouts. Good assistants not Imama and co oooo

     
  • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

    Account to Mr. Segun Odegbami

    “There is no Nigerian, ready-made already to handle the national team, but there is the pool of retired ex-international players that are still relatively untainted and unbitten by the bug of corrupting influences amongst coaches in national teams from the Stephen Keshi era till now”.

    NFF knows what to do if they really wanted to build a solid team for Nigeria.

    I am quoting two of my colleagues on this platform based on this topic:

    “Chima E Samuels and CJ”

    According to “Chima E Samuels,

    Let all the aforementioned ex players or qualified local coach be made to go through an interview and the ones who passed together with the required CV should be made to assist Rohr with a view of replacing him in the nearest future after the World Cup in Qatar!

    For those of us hating on Segun we need to calm down because not everyone takes below excellent as a result. And to be honest most of our ex local coaches have never been given free hand or decent treatment to succeed most especially Siasia who on various occasions uses personal cash to sort players prior to tournaments.

    At this point my suggestion will be for great Segun to direct his gun shot to NFF and leave Rohr to continue using his humble antics as long as Majority of Nigerians are okay with his slightly above average performance!

    Less I forget the NFF should slightly improve Rohr’s contract because I find the new contract as an insult to a man who has worked under too many pressure in a difficult Nigerian economy Era”.

    Then,

    “CJ 

    Odegbami Segun #7 is 100% right.
    Not everyone can be satisfied with mediocrity.
    Calling an ordinary snake a python is not humility.
    It is rather lack of self confidence or deception or a combination of both.
    A new contract for Rohr should include a target of a Semi-Final appearance at the Quatar 2022 World Cup; A change of his Assistants to Include (1) Emmanuel Amuneke, (2) Joseph Yobo, (3) Mikel Obi, and Vincent Enyema
    Backroom Staff to include Team manager Mike Emenalo, Technical Analysts Efan Ikoku, Peterside Idah, Segun Odegbami, Sunday Oliseh and Kanu Nwankwo.

    Build a team of coaches and Backroom staff for today and the future, and treat them like we will treat Oyibo, believe in in them and give them all the neccessary support to succeed and they will succeed”.

    Well spoken my people. NFF are not ready to give our ex players another chance to excel with the Super Eagles or to change Imama and Agu.

    NFF should read these two comments of
    “Chima E Samuels and CJ”

    NFF should be careful. They should not try to waste time. Meaning, no time to check time. This is year 2020 and things must be changed.

    I’m really impressed with those comments. I don’t need to go further on this topic because the gentlemen have said it all. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
  • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

    In a nutshell Uncle Segun is saying:

    Employ an inexperienced and incompetent coach now and let him use the World Cup qualifiers to “gather experience”. How ridiculous….LMAO

    ….and then when we loose to Cape Verde in Praia and Liberia (fully backed by their president and former captain G.Weah) in Monrovia and struggle to a draw due to unforseen terrible travel arrangements and harsh conditions in Bangui…we will now start permutating if Brazil beats Raja Casablanca and Anderlecht defeats Somalia, we will need to win at home by 3 unreplied goals to make it to the next round. God forbid..! We shall never go back to those dark days any longer.

    15 qualifiers 11 wins (73%), 3 draws, (20%), 1 loss (7%). That’s the dossier of the man currently in charge. You don’t fix what is not broken. How an elder who used to be so full of wisdom but has disappointingly and tragically let hatred and parochial sentiments becloud his judgement would now suggest anyone with less, not to talk of zero records at all, be given the saddle as a clinical trial or management intern for such a crucial assignment still is surreal.

    Remind me again, were we not in the weakest group in 2006 WCQ…??? What of 2002, did we not have to start fixing matches before we managed to qualify after loosing 2-1 in Monrovia, 1-0 in Freetown and drawing against an assemblage of asante kotoko and Accra hearts of oaks in Accra…? I’m very sure we thought it was goin to be a smooth ride when the draws where done then too.

    What is even more ridiculous is the fact that he and other jingoists allude to the glaring fact that “There is no Nigerian, ready-made already to handle the national team”, yet they insist the gaffer has to be booted away for a Nigerian with the caveat that the NFF (of all people) send them abroad on training…an indictment and acceptance of their incompetence. Otherwise why sending them for training again is they were competent in the first place.

    It is even more laughable that Uncle Segun Odegbami and his disciples can now call the SE ..”.. the Super Eagles, the most difficult team to play against and to defeat in Africa, the most expensive team on the continent..”.. but would never acknowledge the man who has made that so. Pls where we the most difficult team to play against and to defeat in Africa, the most expensive team on the continent when we couldn’t qualify fo 2 afcons in a row, ranked no 71 in the world (in the same category as those countries they are now boasting we should overrun blindfolded) and our players where only good for the Turkish league at best…??? LMAO.
    Nowadays, Even Germany now was already planning a friendly with Nigeria….not until CAF with their incompetence muddled up the calender with the change in arrangements for the AFCON qualifiers. They sometimes want to cover their shame with the rethoric ‘We have more talents now’ and when asked When Nigeria has ever been short of talents in the last 10-15 years, they loose their ability to speak. Lolz.

    Amodu and Keshi (God bless their souls) paid their dues and earned their places on the same level with foreign expatriates. They were never favoured sentimentally. Keshi started as an assistant coach, coached the flying eagles, coached Mali and Togo before being able to earn the “mark”. Amodu won trophies in the Nigerian league (I mean when we still had a league), Won trophies on the continent and also coached outside this country. He wasn’t give the SE job at any point based on sentiments. HE EARNED IT. None of them was incompetent when they were employed. None of them was inexperienced. None of them used crucial qualifiers to learn coaching. None of them needed NFF to send them abroad on trainings.

    Amodu was first employed after 94 world cup. Keshi was first employed after 2010 world cup (after we failed to qualify for AFCON with 2 of this same 94 set in charge). None of them were employed to come and use WCQ as a stage to learn on the job. Whoever wants to coach the SE must earn it.

    Those who want to drag us back to the days of solving differential calculus before we know if we stand a chance of qualification or not should desist else invite the wrath of God.

    By the way can’t we also use homebased players to experiment with the WQC…? If we can experiment with homegrown coaches, we can as well experiment with homebased players so that we kuku turn our stadiums into a laboratory for experiments while our footballing future continues to sink.

    Chief Odegbami did not employ a secondary school leaver or a fresh graduate to run his academy in Wasimi when he established it, but wants us to put people without requisite competence and experience in charge of our most important national asset. LMAO…What hypocrisy….!!!

     
    • Mr Hush 4 weeks ago

      @Drey

      Well rounded speech …

      To think that they totally swept under the carpet the that we actually had Nigerian coaches in charge of various national teams just recently is nothing short of myopic.
      What does Imama,Garba,Danjuma,Aigbogun have in common?
      They are all Nigerians,they all a national team side and they all failed!

      So please spare me this ‘Nigerianess’ in hiring for a top job like the national team of my great country.

      Simply put, none of the aforementioned ex international, no matter what class, is ready to handle the Super Eagles. Not for anything,and not out of disrespect or arrogance ,it is simply fact!

      They just don’t have the qualifications to do the job.
      Even those that have the qualifications, don’t have the field experience yet.
      There is a difference.
      You can have the “Kpali but don’t understand the streets”.
      There is difference between a field agent and a nerd who sits on the desk. Theory is different from practice.
      You build your Cv through field experience.
      These ex internationals lack this .

      Oliseh had the credential as a qualified licenced coach,but we all saw how he faltered in the job. Same as Siasia when he was promoted to the Super Eagles job.
      They both have the credential but rookie in terms of managing a big national team side.

      The only reason Keshi was successful is because he had years of field experience working as assistant in the national team,taking over a lesser fancied team in Togo. He got the credentials, then built his field experience by all these stints.

       
      • Alanwalsh 3 weeks ago

        Thanks.Am shocked that Odegbami will write and hold such opinion about the coach Statistics is fundamental to decision making at this level .Please Uncle Sege stop this .We are fed up with your antagonist sentiment 

         
    • Gbam!! U nailed it, may God bless the womb that gave birth to you. Happy Sunday bro…

       
  • GLORY 4 weeks ago

    Nobody happily comes here to insult or ridicule Odegbami. But a total disbelief/ disappointed at his clandestine motive geared towards truncating the good work Rohr has been doing with our SE,even against very difficult working terrain, is what has stirred the hornets net, leaving fans no other option but to pour all kinds of vituperation upon him. Let no one make the mistake to think that the younger generation of our country, are happy with older generation, who have always used our respect/ regard for them to box us into corners of poverty, trepidity, unachievement n enslavement even in our own land. And in the process looting our treasures, bowing down to even far younger white fellows they proudly call (my white friends) to protect such loot in foreign land. My point is,RESPECT NOT A MAN’S AGE BUT THE CONTENT OF HIS CHARACTER. Reading through Odegbami’s obvious obsolete peace, it’s so easy to conclude that he is all out against Rohr not minding pulling down our dear SE. Him saying our group is supposed to be easy passage through is in consonance with his trying to undermine Rohr even if we end qualifying from the group while suggesting a local coach can do same. I find this very dishonest on his part. I in particular, I’m a proper nigerian, very proud to be one, reason I m not into the foolishness/madness of being fan of any foreign club sides. I m an Enyimba fan n always telling one that cares to listen over here that I am. Before Rohr came on board, I was amongst the loads of fans calling for our local coaches to take over all our national teams. We had great debate between Keshi n Siasia on kickoff forum. But saddly enough Keshi came on,did well initially n then started messing about with very questionable players invitation (the Nigerian factor) and that spiralled down to multiple failures even to a point where South Africa were on a verge of beating us in Nigeria save for Sone Aluko brace,a player same Keshi always benched for an homebased despite Aluko being at the top of his game then while the homebased couldn’t even make it in SOUTH AFRICA. Congo came to Nigeria n beat us there. The world football fans will sing to high heaven that our beloved SE were only super chickens then. NFF under Amaju Pinnick had no choice but to return to expatriate coaches of which all top class coaches consulted laughed out all attempt to lure them, simply because we had lost our pride then and combined with our most difficult working terrain, they all refused. But Rohr took up the challenge and we are where we are today, rubbing shoulders again with the best. For Odegbami not to recognise this only gives enough reason to discard every of his opinion as egocentric. Yes I will be more than happy to see everything about our football to be local. Is it something achievable ? Yes. Achievable now, definitely NO. Then when? Long term project. And how? Looking at making that a reality in 5years time while working with and giving Rohr all the support he requires now, and also,get him to know what our plans are. Within those 5 years, we must be able to work out how to deal with those deliberating factors that have seriously worked against such idea; SUCH AS LOCAL COACHES CORRUPT TENDENCIES, PLAYERS PLAYING ONE GOOD SEASON IN THE LOCAL LEAGUE TODAY ONLY TO BECOME FOREIGN BASED NEXT DAY,FOOTBALL AGENTS WORKING IN CONNECTION WITH MEDIA MEN ETC. Every good n honest idea must be merged with long term planning and not a case of running to the media to ridicule. Infact the reverse is the case, in that you only go to the media to support who is in charge while working out your plans, hoping to actualise it in due course.

     
    • GLORY 4 weeks ago

      Typos error” meant delibitating factors”. Now, can we ask, that Odegbami be made TM for our homebased eagles please? NFF should give him that job position n all necessary support, to start off that long process of making the main stream SE more local.

       
  • Elder emmanuel ekpenyong ( a k a coach Tiki Taka) 4 weeks ago

    I grew up to watch odegbami playing as a winger. After retirement, instead of going for a coaching course he went into journalism. It was this great mathematician that used algebra to calculate the ages of our national under 17 players and sureptitiously pertitioned FIFA. This ‘patroitic act’ led to the suspension of all age grade Teams by FIFA. Patroitism indeed! Now, our ‘master dribbler’ is at it again but am sure pinnick will not buy that ‘dummy’ he has sold. A call for the sack of Rohr is as “patroitic” as that petition to FIFA odegbami had written years ago . Inevitably, we should step him aside and concentrate on the world cup qualifiers because the mathematician has proven to be indulging in mathematical Diversion anytime Nigeria rises in football statistics

     
  • Oakfield 4 weeks ago

    Nice one @ Glory

     
  • Ndubuisi 4 weeks ago

    I have taken my time to read all comments and like those I felt has spoken my mind. Mr Shegun is a voice as far as Nigerian football is concern. He is respected by many and has paid his dues. He has lost when it comes to Mr Rohr issue and the reasons are best known to him, but he is entitled to his opinions. I want to plead that we should avoid insulting him for volunteering his comments. Rohr records are there to show if he has done well or not. Nigerian coaches has been given opportunity in the past and we saw the end result missing 2 afcon back to back and losing our respect in the continent. I feel that where we need to channelour efforts is to help NFF see reasons to change his assistance and replace with more capable ex-internationals with a view to taking full charge in nearest future. No experiment in this qualifiers or we may pay dearly for it. Thank you all who believe in Rohr and let’s continue to give him necessary support. Something kept telling me that we will do very well in the next world cup.

     
  • francis 3 weeks ago

    Uncle Sege, you will wait to prove most Nigerians wrong,most especially the youth,who never see the glorious days of the the Super Eagles,because most of them dont know what you are talking about,but the truth must be said sir,you have not giving Rhor any time to complete his task,i agreed with you 80% that Rhor is not technically sound,but you must remember,the “super eagle of 1994” have 7 years together with Clement Westerfor,but they achieve the feat which seem to you as great,plz sir,let Rorh have this last chance and if he fail,trust,the same people protecting him,will crucify him too.