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Rohr Hails ‘Difficult’ Win Against Cape Verde

Rohr Hails  ‘Difficult’ Win Against Cape Verde

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has saluted his players following their 2-1 away win against Cape Verde on Tuesday, reports Completesports.com.

The three-time African champions consolidated their lead at the top of Group C with a hard-fought win achieved in the absence of some key players.

Dylan dos Santos steered the home team in front after 19 minutes.

Victor Osimhen equalised for the Super Eagles in the 29th minute after the goalkeeper punched following a defensive blunder.

Read Also: Rohr Speaks On ‘Defensive’ Cape Verde, Playng On Artificial Turf, Missing Key Players

Kenny Santos scored an own goal in the 75th minute to hand Super Eagles maximum points in the game.

“The new players have brought in new competition to the first team,”Rohr said after the game.

“We have had (Innocent) Bonke in our scouting team, they did well, we missed harmony in the early moment, but they did a good job.

“It was a difficult game for us, we needed to built a new team, it wasn’t easy, but in Nigeria we have abundant talents.”

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  • pompei 3 years ago

    Rohr saluted his players for a good job. We the fans salute Rohr.
    How does this man do it? How does he stay motivated with his pay withheld unjustly? How does he motivate his players to give their best when they are being owed bonuses?
    The man is a man-management expert. After he is done with Nigeria, I suggest that he should go around the world giving seminars on man management. On how to work and succeed in a difficult environment.
    I dread the day this man will leave ooo! But alas, that day will soon be here. That is when everybody’s eyes will open wide. I hope NFF Onigbese have started looking for a capable replacement? Someone who will build on what Rohr has achieved, who will not mind being owed his compensation, but will continue to work diligently? Someone who has the clout to attract talented foreign-born players to the SE? This is where I feel we will suffer the most. Rohr has played such a huge role in attracting foreign-born talents to the team. The person who replaces him must have that same ability!
    I hope Rohr can crown his already glowing legacy with a trophy. The Afcon would be wonderful. The world cup? Well let us qualify first, then we shall ride that dream wave and see how far it takes us.
    Rohr has earned our trust, and we should support him to the end of his tenure. That is the right thing to do.

    • Omo9ja 3 years ago

      I agree with you on this simply because that is what Nigerian ex players and indigenous coaches are lacking.

      Man management is very important most especially when working with NFF ONIGBESE as you said lol.

      However, we have to looking into other aspects of Oga Rohr skills.

      Why are we not satisfied with him?

      Why are we complaining over the five years of service?

      These are the two questions we have to think about.

      Mr. Pompei, Nigeria is a big country that have to value itself.

      However, we all love Oga Rohr but where the problem is coming from is this, late subs and wrong tactics.

      Inviting players into camp without using them or misusing themlike that, that is not acceptable.

      We have more than Okoye, Uzoho and Akpeyi that can be our no1 in Nigeria.

      Don’t tell that the home based goal keeper that Nigeria used against Mexico is not better than Okoye.

      I have no problem with Oga Rohr but I still maintain my point here, is either NFF hire an expert for him or NFF should get ready for the challenges ahead in Cameroon.

      We were very lucky against Cape Verde as you know.

      How long do we want to do that for because every day is not a new year.

      We might be lucky today but how about tomorrow?

      NFF should pay his dues. That is very frustrating and I can not work for free either.

      I appreciate Oga Rohr for what he has done for Nigeria. Going forward from here to the promised land is what we are saying. We have more than what we should have interms of players so, we shouldn’t be complaining at all.

      We have to looking to this issue in all angles not just man management. Football is beyond that level.

      NFF should ask Eguavoen or Marnu Gerba to support the coaching crew if NFF doesn’t want to spend money.

      We have what it takes to win the next Afcon and take the world by storm in Qatar. That is all I can say about Oga Rohr. He is a good father to our boys and I am begging him to give his boy equal rights to serve their father land.

      Onyekuru my lovely son never disappointed me. I am so proud of that Onyekuru.

      Ejuke is another player that shouldn’t be left out on the first place.

      How about Micheal. We have so many of them to choose from.

      All the best Oga Rohr. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

      • Omo9ja 3 years ago

        In the first place I wanted to say.

      • Ezomo 3 years ago

        Lol this man don change tune I thought u were saying hecsjo7ld be sacked secondly u said eagles were lucky, can u count how many scoring chances eagles missed and see who is lucky, in fact the caoe verde were very lucky not to hv conceded more than 3 goals

  • I think we should give coach Rhor a chance…..He has steadied the ship for us for 5 years now and believe me the ship was already sinking when he arrived…..Rhor has his own weakness too but so far so good he has made us a force to be reckoned with in football again…..
    I see our players fighting for the ball launching into tackles and attacking the ball which is a sight to behold……He has brought back our fighting spirit and now we go away and seek maximum points with so much confidence like we saw yesterday in cape verde…….We no longer do permutations to qualify for tournaments because we qualify with games to spare…..our players have started moving up to top5 leagues and I see Rhor hands in it….. currently our national team has 7 international players in the EPL…..1 in the Bundesliga……7 in the SerieA…..3 in Lig1…..and 1 in the Laliga……that’s 50 Percent of the national team and more are about to take that step……The average age of the national team has reduced too under Rhor which is good for the team……I believe that if we support Rhor he will deliver a silver ware very soon……… please let us not return to Egypt because a bird(Rhor) in hand is better than 10birds(klopps) in the bush…….let us continue in this path at least till after the world cup.

  • NaijaEaglesFan 3 years ago

    Eguavoen or Marnu Gerba to support the coaching crew in what way, what can they offer, what is their coaching record and which team did they handle in the last three to five years?

  • Congratulations to the SE, Rohr, the coaching crew and Nigerians. CV were a comparably a formidable, determined foe, but the SE were clearly a better, more skilled fighting machine – both individually and as a unit. They’re starting to look a joy to watch with sexy football like in the days of yore – only if they could use a bit of gelling and a more lush green field like in Europe. Hopefully, the Afcon provides that.

    Having said that, let’s make our good better, and better best.

    First, what real value has Alloy Agu added to this team? Is he a political appointee that cannot be replaced? I refuse to accept he’s keeping his job based on merit. To be frank, when push comes to shove on the real stage, we have no goalkeeper. I’ve never been comfortable with Okoye, even though he has the physique, confidence and fine face. As bad as Akpeyi is, I’ll pick him ahead of Okoye. Small Sierra Leone will be child’s play if this guy faces silky strikers with powerful shots. He’ll capitulate like a pack, especially if his defence men coverings are poor. Semi Ajayi was a weak link in that back 4, he’s been dropped. But Okoye is still highly suspect. Five years in the saddle and Agu can’t give us a consistent, reliable number 1 like was done with Enyeana and Ikeme.

    Two, funny Rohr mentioned Bonke while commending the new faces. Shouldn’t he be mentioning Kingsley instead. Bonke was zilch in that match for me, whereas Kingsley was a real bundle in that midfield. I hope Rohr is not hoping to give Bonke another invite soon? He should swap him with Nwobodo in the next list please.

    Thirdly, I think I count up to 3 times the old Ahmed Musa would have put away a goal opportunity with no chance whatsoever for the goalkeeper. But yesterday, he kept fluffing the chances. In fact, with a more lethal player, we could have been ahead before the final own goal by CV – which I must admit came out of pressure from Nigeria.

    Lastly, CSN please what’s this dark theme you changed to? Not good on the eyes please. Check leading sports sites in the world, not sure any uses a dark theme. Twitter and other SM platforms gives you that option, not use it as a singular option.

    • Profjeff 3 years ago

      Akpeyi still remains the best,he has the experience,he did well at the afcon,nobody should blame him for that free kick he conceded abeg…we seem to forget the number of years akpeyi was on the super eagles bench before he got his chance,i think goalies get better with age and anybody who refuses to agree that akpeyi has greatly improved is running from the truth,if we dont want him,lets atleast look for a more experienced goalkeeper who would provide competition for the younger ones

  • I can’t stop laughing, you can never ever satisfy people most especially Nigerians, even they complain about God.

    Am so surprised to see some forumite advocating for Akpeyi? Same Akpeyi most people want to cut off his head sometimes ago? Same Akpeyi they have said all sort of rubbish to? He is now the messiah.. Haba! Nigerians, tomorrow it will be turn of IWOBI or Aribo… We complain too much, haba..

  • If he invite Bonke again then go and hug transfer because I don’t your problem with players invitation when you are not the one saddles with the responsibility.No bi only Nwobodo na Nwaneri very funny people.

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