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Onuachu Wins 2021 Belgian Golden Boot Award

Onuachu Wins 2021 Belgian Golden Boot Award

Paul Onuachu has been named the winner of the 2021 Belgian Golden Shoe award.

Onuachu becomes the first-ever Nigerian and the fourth African to claim the prestigious honour.

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Three Africans, Aruna Dindane of Cote d’Ivoire  (2003) Morocco’s Mbark Boussoufa twice  (2006 and 2010) and DR Congo’s Dieumerci Mbokani (2012) had previously won the award.

The Belgian Golden Shoe award is given at the beginning of each year to the best footballer in the country’s First Division A for the past year.

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Onuachu polled 333 votes to beat the Club Brugge duo of Noa Lang (272 votes) and Charles De Ketelaere (271 votes) to second and third, respectively.

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The 27-year-old finished in third position last year, coming behind winner Lior Refaelov of Israel and second-placed Raphael Holzhauser.

But emerged winner this time around after scoring 29 league goals over the entire 2020-21 season and adding another 12 in the first half of the current campaign.

With the win, Onuachu becomes only the third Genk player in history to be named Belgium’s best and the first in 20 years.

Onuachu is currently recuperating from an injury that kept him out of the Super Eagles squad to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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  • Highstar 2 weeks ago

    Congratulations Onuachu

     
  • Four four two 2 weeks ago

    Big congrats senior bros. Quite unfortunate that aren’t in AFCON with a team playing a typical Nigerian style that dovetail with ur style. Honestly these guy will have punish Eygpt with all the crosses that were been wipe into their box

     
    • Edoman 2 weeks ago

      Congratulations my fellow Country man. You made every Nigerian football lover proud in Europe. The best in Belgium is good enough for Nigeria. You scored the fastest Goal in the World against Egypt in Asaba, and Nigerians can never forget that.

       
  • First Nigerian and forth African! Congratulations Onuachu, this is a massive feat. i see this award as your sent fort from the Belgian league. i pray during this transfer window you will sign for a bigger club.

     
  • Nelson 2 weeks ago

    Nice 1 bro, I will have a talk with our own coach to invite you for the World cup party in March. Hopefully you are good.

     
  • The boy is a great player. AFCON miss you, Onuu. God luck and God bless Nigeria.

     
  • Eagles Fan 2 weeks ago

    Let Onuachu see if Milan or Napoli will take him, he needs to deliver in a better club. In all, he has done his country well for the boot.

     
  • Onuachu is a good player but for me Awoniyi is much better because Awoniyi offers alot more, he stretches Defences and can also be a point man which out of Osimhen, Taiwo and Paul, Osimhen does it best Awoniyi second best. Onuachu is more of a point man, and he can’t stretch defences due to lack of pace.

     
    • Awoniyi is a modern day number9 just like osimhen and they both have a added advantage of pace which makes them more deadly……Now imagine Awoniyi would have been in Germany now and Ighalo twisting his waste around those Egyptian defenders…….I so much believe in Awoniyi and I only forgive those who supported his exclusion all the name of Experience……..They even called us names because we asked for youthfulness in our SE……Thank God we have fresh air now.

       
      • Amen My Brother @Akp I have missed your analysis where you been dey bro, Happy new year to you..

        I agree with you 100%. If we had Ighalo instead of Awo it was simple Goals would have been hard to come by as Ighalo has lost even more speed than he never really had.

        Thank God our prayers were answered bro. I forgive the natsayers too and as I said all those weeks ago they will only thank us later. Now they are jubilating with us Lol!. Stay blessed My bro @Akp

         
  • Congrats, I hope this initiate a big move

     
  • CONGRATULATIONS BIG MAN. WELL DESERVED

     
  • Congratulations to Onuachu.

    Just as with the case of rejuvenated Moses Simon, perhaps we didn’t see vintage Onuachu in Super Eagles colours based on the outre instructions handed to him by Gernot Rohr.

    The way Moses Simon played against Egypt in this Afcon brought to the fore in my mind the importance of how a coach sets up the team and how individual players interpret their roles.

    It would have been fascinating to see how Eguavoen unlocks the potentials and unleashes the beast in Onuachu. Taiwo Awoniyi didn’t score against Egypt, but he displayed masterclass in center forward play with his pressings, movements, hold up play and positioning. I didn’t see enough of these from Onuachu in Super Eagles colours during the rocky reign of Rohr.

    Congratulations to Onuachu for winning the Belgian Golden Boot Award. It is very much deserved.

    I really miss him in this Cup of Nations because something tells me that under Eguavoen, he would have been a more tougher proposition to our opponents (even when not scoring) and would have been very fascinating to watch in the dispensation of his duties.

     
    • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

      Are you referring to the same “outre instructions” that produced hardworking, harrying and pressing CFs who became top scorers three times back-to-back-to back….LMAOOoo…??

      Or are you referring to the same Onuachu who does none of those “pressings, movements and hold up play” even in his club…?

      The last time I checked, Moses Simon has been an attacking outlet and one of the most important starters for the SE since 2016…..LMAOooo. Unfortunately, a man who is hated will even be accused of raising dust even if he falls into a pool of water

      Or am I missing something….?

      This honeymoon phase nor be small one o…..LMAOOoo

      Na sidon look we still dey.

       
      • Sidon dey look? you are waiting for the team to fail or what?…… which one is horneymoon phase again?…… Rhor’s dismissal was painful to everyone including myself but we still need to back our team no matter what……Even Rhor would never wish Germany to fail because a Nigerian was sacked unceremoniously from a post.

         
      • @Dr Drey did Rohr Bribe you or What nawa o!!

         
        • I wonder why Drey has refused to let go. I wonder. I have told him that one of the beauties of life is to admit when you get it wrong. Drey does not have that. Common Drey use your knowledge to give comments that people like want to read and learn from.

          As iwunze said. Did rohr bribe you.

          Though I still believe you work for CS.

           
          • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

            Congratulations to you for believing your own lies that I work with CSN. At least you are better off than those who claimed I am a jobless 30 year old roaming the streets of Alimosho.

            The beauty of DNA is that it sticks to wherever it is splattered for millions of years. That’s why carbon dating can still tell us how long some things have existed.

            So its not about Dr.Drey, nor about being bribed by Rohr. Its just that y’all have to come to terms with the fact that no matter how much y’all want to rubbish “the last 5 years”, that rubbish is what we are still working with now and which we are likely going to continue to see for a while…..LMAOooo…and that in the long run, the benchmarks of the “rubbish” of the last 5 years is what any other coach must surpass to earn adulation.

            And that if why I will ring it again in your ears, play all the beautiful football in the world and submerge all the Egyptians that come your way in the red sea I you can, I care less……..Its AFCON and Qatar or nothing.

            So y’all had better gone to buy stronger scrubbing brushes in order to succeed in washing Rohr’s imprints off our current footballing folklore. LMAOoooo.

            Nothing makes me happier than seeing how things are panning out now and all that amounted to sin and transgression becoming the way to go.

             
      • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

        Hahahahaha….the last time I checked, I wasnt the one who postulated that “Let us fail with our own”

        This isnt about Rohr’s dismissal, its about the amount of effort and handwork being put into making it look like we have been in the doldrums since 2016….LMAOooo.

        All of a sudden, instructions that produced top scorers back to back to back are now “outre instructions”. All of a sudden, a player who doesnt press, hold up play, run diagonally or have speed even at his clubs was made so by Rohr….LMAOooooo

        The Simon Moses we are seeing now has always been the simon moses we have known. Astute in dropping back to assist in defending, swashbuckling when attacking, a major attacking outlet for us in the last 5 years, awful with his crosses, yet always ready to take on defenders and try to force something hence his 10 goal contributions in 43 national team games thus far…..but people with hatred in their blood kept telling us HE HAS NO BUSINESS IN THE SE……HE IS BRIBING ROHR….THIS ONE IS BETTER, THAT ONE IS BETTER…..etc…..LMAOOOoo

        Thank God Rohr did not heed their requests and kick him out of the national team back then…..LMAOOoo. All of a sudden all those who had no business in the team are the ones making bold statements to justify Rohr’s loyalty to them back then now.

        All of a sudden, long balls to wingers to use their trickery to create chances and damage in the opponents box is no longer a sin….LMAOOoo.

        That’s why I keep saying “Na sidon look we dey”. That’s the least I can do when everything that used to be a transgression and dares not happen before is not seen as perfection all because a new bride is in the compound…..LMAOOoooo.

        I am just happy that the template which yáll spat at because of hatred is becoming the “corner-template”

         
        • I always respect your analysis even though they will still term u rohr ass licker. What they forget to understand is that Eguavon paradedd the same players and same approach used during rohr era but the players were more determine to proof a point against a very poor Egyptian team. See how the Cape Verde an are playing against Burkina babe presently and to believe this was the Cape Verde team they talk cheaply then.

           
          • KENNETH 2 weeks ago

            Another ass licker to the parrot. What garbage are you typing here and which match were you watching. What approach was similar to rorh, oga you better go burn your tv if you can’t see the difference in the approach to games. Rorh was just timid. So i don’t care anymore. Thank God we don’t have to read long epistle again. Thought rorh said nigeria doesn’t have players at top clubs. But yet they defeated on of the top teams in Africa.

             
    • John-I 2 weeks ago

      I also agree that Eguaveon would’ve utilised Onuachu better. Eguaveon get sense na lol

       
  • Dr Drey, it remains my firm belief that the instructions issued to Moses Simon – by Eguavoen – on how he should dispense his role as a winger allowed us to see a radically different (and refreshing) interpretation against Egypt; much better than we witnessed ‘in the last few matches’ of Rohr’s abysmal reign. Note how I emphasised the last set of matches.

    I think that it is not too unreasonable to have expected Onuachu to play differently under Eguavoen given that he would been instructed differently based on Eguavoen’s philosophy and how sets out his team.

    Obviously these are all conjectures and speculations to which we are all entitled to do. You, Dr Drey, are king when it comes to ‘speculating gloom and doom’.

    You made a curious statement which to me have no place in my analysis. I don’t ‘hate’ Rohr. Hate is a very strong word. To me, my position about Rohr’s reign as Super Eagles coach is a tale of 2 sides to a coin. The head of the coin was his first stint (between 2016 and 2018) when he blew me away with a refreshing brand of football that was pleasing to the eye which also achieved results for the most parts. The tail of the same coin is the second part of his reign (from 2018 to 2021) when he admittedly achieved results but did so with a brand of football that failed to either inspire or resonate with me, very reputable journalists, several Ex-internationals and a large flock of fans.

    People like yourselves didn’t mind seeing depressing football so long as we were achieving results and a measure of sanity was in the Super Eagles camp. I get that and respect your position.

    I don’t hate Rohr, heck I don’t even know the man! But yes, whilst I was grateful for the results we achieved in his second stint, his brand of football left me yearning for something else.

    You also mentioned ‘honeymoon period’. My brother, for those like you waiting with bated breath for this Super Eagles outfit to fail so that you can have your day to climb to the roof top and shout gleefully saying : ‘I TOLD YOU SO!’ My message is simple: ‘why not enjoy the so called honeymoon period whilst it lasts?’ why wallow in negativity and wait for an apocalyptic moment that may never come to pass? Even if we fail to lift the trophy, at least I can enjoy some of the memorable moments in some memorable matches like the memorable game against Egypt (that I have re-watched 3 times already!!)

    You are far better than that.

    In 2019, it was you and I moaning about the national embarrassment that was Aigbogun’s under 21 team? At least out of that ashes came the likes of Kingsley Michael, Tom Dele-Bashiru, (heart issues affliced) Nathan Oforboh and Valentine Ozornwafor. Something good, however minimal, still came out of that disappointing team.

    And something good – however miniscule – will come out of Eguavoen’s team too and it already started with the heartwarming win against tournament favourites Egypt that made a large body of fans to start believing again.

    Come on board Dr Drey. We need you.

    Shed your cloak of despair, despondency and negativity and embrace the wind of change sweeping through this Super Eagles.

    Stop wallowing in contempt. Stop calling people Rohr-haters. Rohr can never love Nigeria and the Super Eagles more than me so get a sense of perspective and stop shooting at the wind.

     
    • Great bro

       
    • JimmyBall 2 weeks ago

      @Deo… Man wey Sabi! Thanks for those words of truth in response to our brother @Dr.Drey…

      We loved @Drey so much that we have appealed to him to have even a slight shakeoff of his usual Rohrmania…

      I have promised myself this 2022,no more negative banters only positive ones because we must enjoy every moment of our existence and for some of Super Eagles is church and good football is worship.

      @Dr.Drey… Please take the advice of reverend Deo and come on board the shop where truth and objectivity is cornbread for breakfast, lunch and Supper.

      Believe me @Dr.Drey… follow the lead of former co-travelers like @Ayphillydegreat and jump ship from thy perilous and tempestuous destination of unbelief and your hunger and thirst shall remained permanently ebbed… Welcome @Dr.Drey to the new dawn. Respect to the house…

       
      • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

        Hahahaha….I am even way happier than y’all. I am happy your hypocrisy is reporting back to y’all. That’s why all that amounted to sin previously is now being professed by the same mouths to be epitomes of righteousness….LMAOoooo.

        + Listing only 5 midfielders in a 23 man list is no longer a sin anymore.
        + Playing long balls to wingers to weave the ball into the box one way or the other is not a sin anymore
        + Being loyal to “certain players” is not a sin anymore
        + Playing a double pivot is not a sin anymore

        I can go on and on.

        Your collective hypocrisies are beginning to laugh at y’all now.

        Its not a case of a new dawn……it was dawn a long long time ago…only that y’all chose to shut your eyelids because of your collective hatred.

        I am glad that that amounted to sin that we were crucified for has now become sanctity. Try hard all you can, but the footprints of the man who was murdered in the dead of the night are becoming indelible in broad day light now.

        It was dawn a long time ago….! Hatred, Will-to-Sabotage and Lack of truth just didnt allow naysayers to realize it.

         
    • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

      Hahahahaha…there is nothing to be contemptuous about. I am even happy that the the template which yáll spat at because of hatred is becoming the “corner-template”.

      Hate it all you like, but this is still an honeymoon phase where everyone is still being at their best behaviors to each other…..It is when push starts becoming shove and yet results keep coming that we will know how strong this Iroko is.

      But working so hard to rubbish the last 5 years is only an effort in futility. This corpse that was hurriedly buried still has an arm sticking out of the ground…..LMAOoooo.

      I am not the double-tongued fellow who slanders the old wife because a new wife is in the harem.

      I am a firm believer in the school of thought that says the end justifies the means, and that is why Na sidon look I dey…! The end is what I am after. I care less, if this wind is as large as a hurricane or as cool as the sea breeze in the southern hemisphere, the only change I choose to embrace is the one that brings home that AFCON trophy and takes us to Qatar…….otherwise, that same wind will fan the hell that will be let loose.

      Anybody who grows a tumor simply because Dr.Drey is sidon looking….that’s his/her own problem…..LMAOooo. Because I dont understand why a simple statement is causing so much panic….LMAOoo. Why run when no-one is pursuing……LMAOoooo

      But I am glad deep down within me, very very glad indeed, that all that amounted to sin previously is now being professed by the same mouths to be an epitome of righteousness….LMAOoooo. Its only a vindication of all that we have stood for

       
  • SIDON LOOK UNITED 2 weeks ago

    Rohr deserves credit for bequething a solid team to Eguaveon.

    Nigerians are just acting as if the team suddenly transformed post-Rohr. Let’s not get carried away.

    With the momentum that Rohr has built with the team, it’s very easy to see that we Nigeria will have atleast, easily made finals of AFCON 2022.

    Even in our new found state of dilirium and ecstacy, We must never failed to recognize that Rome was not build in a day. It’s very refreshing to see the 5years work of Gernot Rohr maturing for pickings now. When he was saying “Young Team” people misunderstood him as being timid lining up excuses for drab plays and failures.

    That man brought Nigeria this far and left us at the Zenith of global football belongingness. Nigerians give credit to whom credit is due.

    Thank you Gernot Rohr. A solid team manager in my humble opinion.

    Those of us who see beyond quick fixes and shortcuts know how much Rohr helped us. It’s a shame NFF made a mess of a progressive situation under General Rohr.

    Haters gonna hate anyways!

     
  • Footballfanatic 2 weeks ago

    Word is that Awaziem might be out of Afcon….It was stated that he hid his injury in order to get selected or thought he will heal on time but as the case is now…..He might be out of the Afcon which further depletes an already stretched out backline. Ndah and Semi Ajayi being the only cover ups for the CB position.

     
    • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

      Its a bit unfortunate. Awaziem was the one I really primed to make this AFCON his own. And with Omeruo not really 100% fit (Groin injuries need at least 2 weeks to fully heal), Only God will save us from running into a CD crisis.

      Ndah was good enough to make the SE final 28 man squad ahead of Semi Ajayi, but when it was time to replace an injured Omeruo vs Egypt, Ndah’s selectors developed cold feet and threw in the Oluwasemilogo instead.

      I hope this isnt a similar case of hidden injury like Awaziem’s…? Because even though they tried to cover it up or whish it away, we know Ndah suffered a knee injury and the last 2 league games of his club before miraculously appearing in our 28 man roaster. Unfortunately, knee injuries dont joke…..just 1 or 2 serious sprints and you will be fully exposed.

       
      • Footballfanatic 2 weeks ago

        Yeah this is scary this is where Akpogunma would have been useful but too late to cry over spilled milk….. We keep supporting and see how far the team goes. Expect Sudan to park the bus.

         
        • Calvin Bassey is the real deal and very Versatile can play, LB, RB and CB Rangers fans were very surprised yet happy Nigeria did not select him. I think he is much Better than Akpogunma..

           
  • Mahmud Shuaib 2 weeks ago

    @Deo the Cerebral analytical behemoth and @Jimmyball the quintessential analytical battleship; God bless your souls for those sublime and profund clarion calls to one of the most revered brain boxes of CS FORUM. At Deo’s inspired rousing post got me emotional. It was that deep, honest, incisive, genuine and for all ages!

    Like I always quote here; WE DONT GET PAID FOR WHAT WE WRITE HERE. Its for our love and passion for the rpund leather game!

    ROHR has gone and is history, lets enjoy and savour every beautiful memory that EGU’s team is creating.

    Truth remains…even if ROHR were to stay another 5 years, things will only get worse. Age has caught up with him and because of the toxic and ONIGBESE (apologies @POMPEI) work environment, he had become complacent and relaxed. No inventions, no creativity, no hunger, no any tactical innovation.

    Imagine MOSES SIMON was converted to a RWB. Haba!

    I want to read your in-depth and well oiled pre and post match analysis @Dr. Drey. Come on board please.

    God bless Nigeria
    God bless us the SE fans
    Stay blessed all forumites

     
  • MONKEY POST 2 weeks ago

    YES O THANK YOU GENERAL ROHR! Nice piece there @SIDON LOOK UNITED they are now reaping from a good harvest, forgetting (discrediting) the GOOD SOWER in the person of GENERAL ROHR!

     
  • Point of correction Dr Drey, I didn’t spit at any template. Conversely, it is the same template that you spat at and disrespected (calling it table soccer) that proved to be epic and Avant Garde against Egypt.

    The same classic 4-4-2 formation that you tried but failed woefully to disparage is the same one that parted the red sea to eventually put mighty Egypt to the sword.

    Moses Simon (standing in for Amuneke), hugging the touchline as a conventional number 11, crossed the ball to center forward Taiwo Awoniyi (Yekini) whose attempted header lead the ball to an old fashioned number 10 Aribo (Okocha) who headed it to Iheanacho (Sampson Siasia/Amuneke) to finish with aplomb.

    It was a modern twist to an ancient system that worked a treat! Something the Egyptians couldn’t deal with! It was like watching the heroic 1994 squad all over again. Simply and utterly brilliant. A typical example an adapting an old system into a modern template in a refreshing and reinvigorating manner.

    Like I said, I have watched that match several times (in full) and I can’t seem to get enough of it.

    Something you derisively referred to as table soccer. You need a rethink.

    About your “Honeymoon analogy” I agree with you 100%.

    You and I know that ever coach in international football has their honeymoon period. I will never forget an intelligent phrase that you coined which is: ‘in international football, coaches are hired and fired’.

    Never has more a truth been told.

    This your apt principle also applied to Gernot Rohr: he had his honeymoon period.

    Sadly, the problem with you Dr Drey is that whereas most Nigerians woke up from that honeymoon period to realise how inadequate Rohr’s methods were and how unattractive his brand of football descended into and crucially how incapable he was to take us to uncharted territory, you remained steadfast in your slumber: dead and numb to realities all around you pointing to the fact that by 2020, Rohr had taken Nigeria as far as he could.

    He had nothing new to offer. His creative and technical tank had run dry. I only persisted with him for 2 reasons: 1) because of our shambolic NFF and 2) because history taught us that it was not prudent to sack a coach so close to a major tournament.

    So, going by your “honeymoon hypothesis”. Eguavoen will have his own too. Coaches are like ancient empires: the rise and fall. If, in anticipation of Eguavoen’s inevitable fall, you refuse to enjoy his rise, that – my brother – is your problem.

    But I call on you again to join us. Let us relish in this honeymoon period and take account of when things start going stale (at they always do for coaches particular in international football, as you know).

    Nobody is working hard to rubbish the 5 years of Rohr’s reign as you allege, definitely not me as I can only speak for myself. As far as beautiful football goes, his first contracted period was acceptable but his second period was utter nonsense.

    You can hate that all you like but it is fact, take it to the bank!

    If “wind of change” becomes only meaningful to you if Nigeria wins the Afcon then that is your subjective prerogative to which you are fully entitled. I want memorable matches that will take us all the way at least to the quarter finals.

    You said in another post that “success is relative” which I agree with you 100%. But to only accept Afcon gold as the singular indicator of success to me seems narrow but hey, that is just me!

    Each to their own.

     
    • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

      Hahahahaha…..One minute Rohr had an äbysmall 5 year reign, the next minute Nobody is working hard to rubbish the 5 years of Rohr’s reign….LMAOOoo

      Nobody is working hard to rubbish Rohr’s 5 year reign, but all of a sudden Rohr became the reason Onuachu is not intrinsically the pressing, speedy, hold-up-play sort of no 9 that we crave in Osimhen and Awoniyi…….LMAOooo. All of a sudden, Moses Simon never put a foot right in 5 years…LMAOoooo

      I will be telling lies if I claim I am not surprised……LMAOOooo. A man who stands for nothing falls for everything. I wouldnt say more than that.

      Yea….and without apologies, I referred to Eguavoen’s youtube “showboating” as table soccer because it simply was a regurgitation of what we already knew and had seen time and again in the 4-2-3-1 we play, a rehashing of what had given us 77% win record in all competitive games we played in 5 years.

      We have seen for several years under Rohr’s “Outre Instructions” balls lofted to someone standing in for an inverted Amuneke or Finidi, weaving and wazzling through defenses to drill the ball to center forward to stab in, or to be finished off by our number 10 (Iwobi) or supporting striker finish with aplomb. We saw so much of it Y’all tagged it “boring” and “lack of creativity”…..LMAOooo. Those were the “Outre Instructions” that produced top scorers back-to-back-to-back. And victories upon victories where others had faltered even under the most toxic environments ever witnessed in our football.

      That Eguavoen had to quickly jettison his “table soccer” traditional 4-4-2 after discovering its deficiency in numbers after it was exposed by an mere Cameroonian league club for Rohr’s 4-2-3-1 which guarantees numerical advantage in the opponents zones, implemented by to the latter by Rohr’s “trusted lieutenants” and loyalist gladdened my heart to the ends of the Pacific and beyond. Talk about vindication at play.

      That’s why I re-iterate that your working so hard to rubbish the last 5 years is only an effort in futility. The last time I checked, we have only been able to attend 1 AFCON since 2013 before this one, and 2 in the whole of the last decade, simply because some people failed to do their jobs properly.

      Like I said before, I care less, if this wind is as large as a hurricane or as cool as the sea breeze in the southern hemisphere, the only change I choose to embrace is the one that brings home that AFCON trophy and takes us to Qatar….otherwise, that same wind will fan the hell that will be let loose.

      When we start seeing those Egypt-like performances that you couldnt get over when the team is being intentionally demotivated and sabotage by the FA, then we will know how strong this Iroko is

      And quite frankly, anyone who grows a tumor simply because Dr.Drey is sidon looking has just one a ticket to heaven…..LMAOooo. Anyone whose is now getting irritated because his/her hypocrisy is beginning to yell back at them should please deal with it.

      How quick can bad turn to good….?! LMAOOooo

       
      • MONKEY POST 2 weeks ago

        @Dr Drey I must say it was your dogged, principled, honest, and never shifting ground that inspired me to join this forum.(to start commenting actually cos I used like a year to observe everyone’s analytical skills first) Unlike some 2face idibia kind of niggas that we have up in here. Please don’t join the let us fail with our own people cos if you do, you will loose my respect. Let them finish what they started. And besides they started on a beautiful note so why all the worries??

         
  • Hahahaha! I so can’t stop laughing Dr Drey. This is my comedic moment of 2022 thus far and I have a feeling it is only going to get better, so, bring it on Drey, I could do with more laughs.

    Gernot Rohr had 2 contracted periods with Nigeria: 2016 to 2018 and 2018 to 2021 roughly. Now, for all his good works during his first reign, there are those who believe to this day that it was tarnished by some underwhelming displays against Serbia and Croatia and ultimately dismantled against Argentina at the world cup (a game in which 2 out of 3 outcomes would have guaranteed our safe passage to the knock out stages). This is a historical fact. Many seasoned fans and commentators fail to forgive Rohr for this.

    My point: for all his good works during his first reign, his failure at the 2018 world cup alienated Rohr from a large body of fans and tainted that period.

    Were fans right to be disappointed? It is neither here nor there. We are all entitled to our interpretation of events. When you look at the totality of Rohr’s reign, there are those who – on account of the outcome of the 2018 world cup – will call it abysmal within certain context and parameters. You might think this depiction is too harsh, other might disagree but what is without doubt is ROHR’S OUTPUT AT THE 2018 WORLD CUP IN HIS FIRST REIGN CREATE FERTILE GROUNDS FOR DEBATE ON HOW TO SUMMARIZE IN THE SHORTEST WORD POSSIBLE, HIS ENTIRE REIGN.

    You might agree or disagree. Even in academia, eminent scholars and professors agree or disagree (vehemently) on issues. Choose what you stand and fall for, let others choose theirs. You are totally entitled to what suprises or doesn’t surprise you, you need not lie about it so long as you stay true to yourself.

    On Onuachu, you make me laugh. If Alex Ferguson wants to deploy Michael Owen or Dimitar Berbatov, both center forwards, yet radically different in their approach, will he give them the same instructions? In 2006, would Eguavoen have issued Nwankwo Kanu and Obafemi Martins the same set of instructions knowing fully well their different strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and thrats that they pose?

    I join you in celebrating how Rohr’s instructions were able to bring out the best in Ighalo and Osihmen. Will we say he brought out the best in Onuachu? Again another topic for debate. Some will say yes, some will say no, others will say Onuachu was never built for International football under any coach.

    Like I said before, each to their own.

    You made it a duty to mention “outre instructions” no less that 3 times in your piece above – something that made me laugh out loud so much so I fell off my chair. In subsequent entries (where you would no doubt mention this new anthem I blessed you with) I only hope you would not continually take this out of context. I stand by my statement – 100% and immutably – that I strongly suspect the instructions given to Onuachu by Rohr would have been outre for us not to have seen the best of him in Super Eagles colours during the reign of Rohr.

    Some people might agree with me, many people will disagree with me but I respect the right of people to hold their point of view, however far it diverges from mine. It’s a free world. As noted, people are free to stand and fall for whatever they see fit: that is their problem, that is their business. That, is their prerogative.

    I too will be telling lies to say your statements do not suprise me. Inflexibility is hard to shake off. Impugning the integrity of others is an easy recourse.

    The only difference is that I didn’t expect your statements to be so hilarious. I think you should lighten up.

    At the end of the day, it is just football. Win or lose, life continues. 🙂

     
    • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

      Like I said before, I care less if everyone is becoming a FIF pro XI nominee overnight, same way I care less about anyone’s indecisions about where to stand or whom to please. The only I care about and only change I choose to embrace is the one that brings home that AFCON trophy and takes us to Qatar….LMAOoooo

      And like you also aid before, each to their own.

      The new wife had better served the master of the house better, than glory endlessly in the her youthful beauty.

      After all said and done, success will at the end of the day be measured against the “rubbish” of the last 5 years….LMAOooo

      Life is sweet my brother. So sweet. And nothing makes it sweeter than seeing sin become righteousness and the hunter becoming the h(a)unted…..LMAOooo.

       
      • And I bring this exchange to and end. As always, it has been my pleasure, Dr Drey.

        Enjoy the rest of this Afcon and make sure the world is not spared of your fire, fury and atomic bomb should Eguavoen and his boys fail to deliver the trophy on your waiting laps!

        In the word of Jimmy, One Love. 🙂

         
        • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

          The pleasure is all mine.

          The beauty about this AFCON for me is that I win head or tail. And this is making it a jolly enjoyable tournament for me.

          As one holy book says….”The end justifies the means….!”.

          Disaster must be averted.

           
          • I know. That is the beauty of ‘hedging ones bet’. Head or Tail, you never lose…

             
          • JimmyBall 1 week ago

            @Deo… dont worry @Dr.Drey is seeing the light already. But you know it is always a problem and very challenging to convert the leader of a movement (Rohrmania) to an evidently bare superior belief system… especially if they have a fan base(@Dr.Drey Minnions) to play to… lol. @Dr.Drey will come around… just allow him wriggle a bit with how his staunch followers will view him in the end should he tow a new line of objectivity… we will not lose hope on the brother! *Smiles…*

             
  • John-I 2 weeks ago

    If Saddiq could make Super Eagles team with his snail and slot-like pace, I see no reason why Onuachu shouldn’t make the team. Of course Osimhen and Awoniyi are all-round better centerforwards but nothing will convince me that the Saddiq I watched at Olympics and the one that played against Egypt is better than Onuachu, never!

    A good coach can still use Onuachu as plan B, especially when you’re chasing the game or rely on high-balls.

    I still dey open my eyes to see the Ronaldo-Lima attributes in Saddiq. Even at my old age, I can run way faster than Saddiq.

    Congratulations to Paul Onuachu. E no easy. If e easy, go try ya own!

     
    • Golden Child 2 weeks ago

      @John-I, you can not compare the pace of Sadiq to Paul in anyway. Please go to Youtube and watch Sadiq’s videos.

      What Sadiq had was stage fright and he will overcome it. This was his first game for the SE and it was against the mighty Egypt on a huge platform like the AFCON. Give him more games and see his quality shine through.

      He is the most technical gifted striker we have, Osimhen is the best all rounder. Do not expect Sadiq to press like Osimhen & Taiwo, his game is not based on aggression but technique and pace.

      A little patience Bro!

       
      • John-I 1 week ago

        Paul’s first game was also against Egypt (friendly) and he scored with a ferocious volley. Nothing like stage-fright, the guy is very slow – too slow. Stage-fright doesn’t affect pace, except you’re defining a separate biology. Stage fright only affects composure, leading to poor first-touch, missing chances or defensive-blunders.
        Finally, Stage-fright doesn’t affect pace abeg!

        Most technically gifted? Anybody can look like Messi, R9, Zidane or Okocha on YouTube. I base my judgement on watching a player’s full-game. That enables me see his strengths and weaknesses, not edited videos.

        I should have patience? OK, I will. Cheers

         
  • Babad 2 weeks ago

    @deo ooooshe!!!. Help me finish am

     
  • Mutairu Yusuf 2 weeks ago

    Na king you be DEO
    Dr. Drey and his remaining ass lickers, LANRE, TAYO and MONKEY POST go dey cry like IGBERES at every post. ROHR 77% win record. Abeg which better countries ROHR beat in his 5 years reign? How many BEAUTIFUL football he played in those 5 years? When last did ROHR play beautiful football? Mr loud bitter loser mouth @DREY, oya come answer. You dey make mouth say na ROHR DNA dey for victory over EGYPT. Abeg tell this house the last time wey ROHR started AINA, ZAIDU, AWONIYI? Also tell us when last SIMON MOSES played as a winger? No be defender your messsiah convert am to ni? Show us video of last time ROHR team strung 5 successful passes together. Show us last time ROHR defeated a team of the calibre of EGYPT. Since he beat CAMERON, ALGERIA, (2017)’TUNISIA, CANERRON (2019) which better team him play and win again? EGUAVOEN FIRST match he dominated and had 15 shots with 5 on target. My wife stopped watching SE in the last few years because their games is an eyesore. No pattern, no life. Tell us last time ROHR kept a clean sheet? DREY and his mumu followers also said the players are ROHR players. Shey na him discover them? Na him semd them go EUROPE? Any person following EUROPE leagues kbow NAIJA players doing well and definitely will invite them. In fact ROHR stunted our pool of players by shutting the doors against ADELEYE, DESSERS, BASSEY (invited and neber tried), AKPOGUMA (invited and NEVER trusted).’Imagine a coach who went to beg SUNDAY SUNDAY player from SAUDI league when AWONIYI dey paint Germany red. Person wey persist with SHEHU, COLLINS, IGHALO, JONH NOBLE, AKPEYI etc Abegiiii. Make una dey SIDDON LOOK o. And God bless you @DEO for that parting shot to the garrulous loud mouth DREY. Go and hire all the FIRES for HELL and release am for CSN and the entire NIGERIA because your Saviour GERNOT ROHR was booted out and EGUAVOEN failed to win AFCON. Awon nuisance!

     
    • JimmyBall 1 week ago

      @Mutairu Yusuf… recall my legendary quote here that almost brought the entire completesportsnigeria forum to a cataclismic explosion from @Dr.Drey & his fans…. hahahahaha!

      When Eguaveon was hired… the knives, daggers, tomahawks, catapults,clubs and baseball bats were out swinging here from Rohrmaniacs that i have said about Cerezo… “Let us fail with our own”… Legendary quote!#

      I am being vindicated that having a white skin (our Europian messiahs) does not translate to any sort of success regarding how our whitemen journey coaches come to Africa to con us preaching strange football idealogies to us… we could give these mandates to professionals amidst us who have seen it all… been there… done that!!!

      See how Egypt is embarrassed with Carlos Queiroz, see how Ghana is being humiliated in football terms, embarrassed with their Serbian Messiah Coach… these are coaches Nigeria and NFF cannot even afford (we can but wont engage principled coaches who wont take our nonsense like Ghana and Egypt coach)… we have been saying white coaches dont have any magic wand different from our own indegenous coaches…

      Imagine how Rohr was instructing our boys on negative approaches that we started thinking they were all average players and insulting them… same Moses Simon that Rohr almost converted to a defender (RWB) is the one whose name Nigerians are singing loudest now for his attacking threat now… if whites would not hire our African coaches to coach their national teams for sake of pride and the belief they know better than us…

      Why then should top African soccer nations like Nigeria be hiring Europeans to coach their national teams? …and in most cases these foreign mercenaries will even continue living in their own countries while doing their job… they like to coach us from afar… it just does not add up. Trust and empower your own, if he fails, get someone with a different appraoch and principles!

       
      • Mutairu Yusuf 1 week ago

        Nuff said bro. God bless you loads. GERNOT ROHR was a bench warmer in BAYERN MUNICH and played for small team like BOURDEUX where as OLISEH played for Ajax, Dortmund and JUVE; AMUNIKE played for BARCA etc if these NIGERIANS who played at the highest level under top managers arent good for our football, what is a JOSE PASEIRO who majorly played for PORTUGUESE clubsides coming to do? Slave mentality and corruption by NFF is the only reason.

        Pay OLISEH, AMOKACHIE,OLOFINJANA, AMUNIKE,FINIDI etc good money and see them win things with SE