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Rohr: Home-based Eagles Good Enough To Beat Mexico 

Rohr: Home-based Eagles Good Enough To Beat Mexico 

Gernot Rohr has backed the home-based Super Eagles to defeat Mexico in their international friendly in the United States.

Speaking after the team’s Friday morning training session, Rohr praised the players for their attitude in training, while expressing confidence that they can overcome the Mexicans.

“They are doing well (home-based Eagles),” he told Super Eagles media. “The Super Eagles first team are on holidays and will soon resume training session with their clubs. They could not come  (for the Mexico friendly) and that’s why it’s good to encourage the home-based players.

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“They will have a difficult game but it’s not impossible to win against Mexico, they have a great team but each match is open and I see in the home-based Eagles some players with good qualities.

“From their training, they’ve been working hard, they are doing two training sessions per day and we are watching them, monitoring what they are doing.

“The coaches, Austin (Eguavoen) and Paul  (Aigbogun) and my goalkeeper trainer  Alloy (Agu) are doing well and I’m sure the selection will be okay,” Rohr said.

Meanwhile, the Home-based Eagles will travel to the United States on Wednesday, June 30 for the international friendly against Mexico.

The encounter will take place at the Los Angeles Coliseum on July 3.

The home-based Eagles who started preparation for the game this week in Abuja, so be led by NFF technical director and ex-international Austine Eguaveon.

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  • Larry 3 years ago

    Hahaha..This picture depicts a lot about the present state of Super Eaglrs. The best technical adviser and the best goal keeper trainer!! What are you smoking GR ?
    Just stay out of this team.
    Mr.Political/PE coach is at it again!!
    In all the matches you are in charge of, you have never for once exuded quantum of confidence ahead of a match.
    Now that you are not in charge of the team, you feel more relax and confident of winning..
    When this match was announced, fear gripped you to the extent that you sold a bait of using home based players. Your lack of confidence in the local boys and fear of exposing your technical deficiency made you pass this team over to Eguavoen.
    Don’t worry, Pinnick is upto something. I hope you are reading between the lines.

  • Omo9ja 3 years ago

    You first said that our home based Eagles can’t beat Mexico because you believe we don’t have quality players in NPFL but you are changing your mind now because of what you are seeing in the camp of the home based team.

    I know what Mr. Eguavoen is capable of but the way he sounded few days wasn’t okay but I am glad that he is putting everything in place.

    I am always in support of the ex and indigenous coaches to take over from our foreign coach but NFF need to set the rules and regulations to make it work for our local coaches.

    Good luck Super Eagles. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Michel 3 years ago

    Why is he changing tone,maybe he has been cautioned,rohr is always afraid of every team,no matter how lowly rated they are,all of a sudden he has confidence in a team he wrote off just 3 days ago.nawao

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    This story has been posted since 2:15pm today… Till now only three comments, Rohr’s new song must have shocked some “shook ones” into staying away from this thread… They will be like : “this man and confusion… he has come with a new hymn again”! I just want the home lads to go out there and fight… Who knows?

  • Let’s wait till after the match, then we shall see. Comments after the match are far better than now. Any comments before the match is prematurity. He might just be prepping them up before their failure. Who knows.

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