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Rohr: Madagascar Will Be Tough; Expect Changes For Eagles’ Victory

Rohr: Madagascar Will Be Tough; Expect Changes For Eagles’ Victory

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr anticipates a tough battle against debutants Madagascar in Sunday’s Group B clash at the Alexandria Stadium, reports Completesports.com.

The three-time winners are already through to the Round of 16 after winning their opening two games against the Swallows of Burundi and Syli Nationale of Guinea.

Madagascar who are second in the group behind the Super Eagles have four points from two games.

A win for either side will guarantee them a place at the top of the group at the end of action on Sunday.

Rohr insists his side can expect a tough game against one of the competition’s minnows.

“Madagascar will be tough, they have a good team and we started on the same day and I believe they won’t be tired against us,” Rohr told a news conference at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday.

“They are better than us offensively because they have scored more goals. I have sympathy for what happened to them two days ago where 16 people lost their lives in a stadium accident.”

The German tactician also hinted that he will make changes in his squad for the game.

“There will be changes because I want to put everyone under pressure from the goalkeepers to the strikers. The final training session will determine the number of changes.”

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Ololo 1 year ago

    They are better than us offensively…. Rohn get ready to be slaughtered. But for me this is a prove of his mind games.

     
  • I wanna use this medium to introduce myself properly to this forum. I’m Paul Victor by name popularly known as Sirvictory.
    Let me start by saying I have been reading almost 90% of the comments on this forum and would love to be part of this great, interesting, lovely and funny family.
    I must say I’m impress with you guys analysis. Must you here have convincingly earned my respect especially guys like…. Dr Drey, Doe, Kel, Samuel Chima E, Edoman, Mr Hush, Ndibuisi, Oge. This list won’t be complete without mentioning that controversial guy Omo9ja haha. I laugh anytime I read your comments though I don’t agree with some of them. How can you call our OGA Rohr a failure haba take your time oo well, I know Dr Drey is always ready for you lolz.
    Most at times we tend to disagree with each other well, I know arguments and constructive criticism is also part of the game but, while expressing yourself you should do it respectfully. I love you all thanks.
    God bless Nigeria!!

     
    • Ndubuisi 1 year ago

      I welcome you with all my heart. Join us to make it more interesting. We agree to disagree. One love

       
    • Iszy 1 year ago

      You are well come sir victory.
      We hope to enjoy your analysis as well.

      Well, concerning tomorrow’s match , the super eagles must be very careful because in football there are no more minnows. We saw how the Guineans narrowly escaped been beaten by these guys.
      For rohr, u know I don’t like u but your decisions in the last match seem to have caused me to repose a little level of confidence on ur abilities.
      Please listen up, Akpeyi should be taken back to his 3rd choice position, let Enzeawa be at the post.
      My heart seem to beat fast any time a ball is shot at akpeyi or passed to him; he is too susceptible to mistakes and lacks the requisite confidence and courage befitting the rank of a goalie of the dreaded super eagles team.

      We respect Mikel’s position as an inspiration and motivation for the boys while at the bench. Let him remain there till about 80mins of the game , then u can bring him in as an elder statesman as a substitute for Iwobi.
      That decision to take off iwobi for chukwueze is remote and technically a fatal accident. With a goal up and few minutes Mikel is situated as a holding midfielder.
      Chukwueze is needed when we need a goal that’s if u think he is not capable of making ur starting 11;though I wonder!

      To my mind , this happens to be a golden age for the super eagles with a credible bench as much viable and solid as the first 11.
      If we can’t win this time, hmmmm.

      Plz play onyekuru for me. That is our best forward as far as I am concerned.

       
    • Omo9ja 1 year ago

      Welcome on board bro. You called me “controversial guy Omo9ja”

      Well, thanks for the compliments but deep down inside you, you know the truth. God bless Nigeria!!!

       
      • Peterside Udah 1 year ago

        Master, all wise one, forgive the new member for he knows not what he does.

        Verily verily I say unto thee, upon the rock of this forum is the foundation laid by the vision and ideals of the all knowing omo9ja who continues to shape the direction of debates with purpose and direction from the heavenly places.

        We are incredibly lucky that we are living through the existence of omo9ja in our lifetime.

        Ayphilly and Dr Drey will sooner or later come to accept the errors of their ways.

        In due time, they will dedicated themselves to immortal omo9ja to direct them in all matters relating to Nigeria football.

         
        • Danurch 1 year ago

          Omo9ja existing in three angles

           
        • Danurch 1 year ago

          Peterside Udah alias Omo9ja

           
        • Omo9ja 1 year ago

          I’m afraid. All praises due to God not me. May God forgive us all. @Peterside Udah, we still have a lot of work to do here. We will keep enlightened them. Hopefully, it will help them because 1+1=2 Nigeria deserves the best. God bless Nigeria!!!

           
  • matsho 1 year ago

    Rohr is playing mind game with Madagascar.

     
  • Cosilo 1 year ago

    Am also new here…. Cosmas Ezeonwuka is my name, popularly known as Cosilo…. Am so happy to join this football Family. let the comments begin

     
  • Bishop 1 year ago

    That’s why you need to beat minnows silly. There are no minnows is a cliche, big boys should use their everything to stamp authority. It will be terrible if after this boast we just barely survive or beat Magadascar. Rohr appears to be the only ‘modest’ coach. Even Burundi coach claimed we were lucky..

     
    • Goal 1 year ago

      In as much as that the bench should be given game time, team cohesion is also very important. Oga Rohr should work seriously on the attack, also selfishness should not be tolerated. Welcome @victory and @cosilo

       
  • Sunnyb 1 year ago

    We can use tomorrow’s game to assess the fitness level of Kalu, please Rohr warm your players against committing silly fouls outside the box, Madagascar are good free kick takers.i don’t see Madagascar getting any point from that game tomorrow 

     
  • Ololo 1 year ago

    I also want to introduce myself I’m also new here I have been following all comments and football analysis for like a year now on this platform but I only decided to join the house to contribute just last week. My name is iroaganachi Samuel but friends call me ololo.i love this place and I’m proud to be part of this.

     
  • Ara Nkita 1 year ago

    NdiIgbo Kweenu!!

    Zuo nu!!!

    Muo nu!!!

    Kaa nu!!

    You guys are welcome all over the world.

    I’m happy you guys are here. Please invite other people to this site,let’s make here more popular than KO South Africa.

    We’ve come a long way right from KON over 10 years ago until it went defunct. We even tried to erect another sports blog in those days after KON closed down but we didn’t succeed. Lol.

    Back to the subject matter.

    Rohr biko,abeg,e Jo,please ,remove Akpeyi from the post today. Let Ezenwa or Uzoho man the post. Bring Mikel on as a substitute when the game is about ending.

    Tell our strikers to play for each other in the 18 yard box…that’s what makes messi thick.

    No selfish play today.

    Best of the lucks today.

     
  • Omo9ja 1 year ago

    I think playing against Madagascar shouldn’t be a problem at all.. We are not in the same level. This is not about boasting. Imagine Madagascar?

    Some of my colleagues here are shaking already like kilode. What is the point of having a team like Super Eagles under coach Rohr that everyone of us have no trust in the team?

    This is very frustrating. Madagascar? A problem to Super Eagles team? I still can’t believed it. A world cup team? I don’t think so. Hmm, if Super Eagles play draw vs Madagascar, that would be a big shame to the Super Eagles team.

    I’m expecting our reserve bench to play this match not the first 11. Madagascar to Nigeria? The different is clear. Coach Rohr is not playing mind game because he knows the capacity of his team.

    I said it last week, 1 goal per match should be something the coach should be worried about.

    Do we think we can fight back if our opponents scored first? Why the team can’t score goals from freekicks? Corner kicks? In one word, set pieces?

    I am not putting the team down. I don’t hate coach Rohr. This team is not gel yet. I’m not putting pressure on them but they have a lot to do. Fingers crossed. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Ara Nkita 1 year ago

      No team is a minnow anymore. No matter how we try to deny it. Peru just knocked out Uruguay last night from Copa America. Madagascar is no push-overs in this tournament. Let’s approach this game with all seriousness.

       
    • Ayphillydegreat 1 year ago

      I’m sure you’re the only one who doesn’t have faith in the team. Nigerians all over are falling in love with the SuperEagles. A fan recently wrote a marvelous poem for Balogun. The worst case scenario against Madagascar is a draw. I don’t think anyone is panicking about facing Madagascar. The boys just need to approach the game in a professional way. Deep down inside you; you know you’re just been evil enemy of progress. “Why the team can’t score goals from set pieces??? Are you kidding me?? Which planet are you living?? How did we beat Guinea?? This omo9ja guy must be living in a zoo. Are you sure you’re not already biting trees??? 

       
      • Peterside Udah 1 year ago

        @Aypilly! Abomination of the highest order! May I never make a WhatsApp call with my television.

        How can you say the all-seeing, all-knowing, all-engrossing one lives in a zoo. Chai! Tufiakwa!

        No one likes the Super Eagles like the great omo9ja. The wealth of his knowledge and vastness of his wisdom is incomprehensible. There is none like him.

        He is our shepherd and we his sheep.

        You have been a prodigal son but Emperor Omo9ja will forgive you. Just Repent and apologise for your errant ways, then we will welcome you back to the community of progressives.

        Don’t miss your calling, Omo9ja is your master.

         
        • Ayphillydegreat 1 year ago

          Community of backwardness that’s what y’all belong to. SuperEagles is progressing so I’m following the progress with passion. You can continue living in backwardness. 

           
    • Churchill 1 year ago

      A Sadist is what u are. Don’t bring ur frustration over to the super eagles. If u don’t want to criticize constructively, get ur sorry ass outta here.
      Corner kick is not set piece abi. How did omeruo score. Or are u watching ur TV wire instead of its screen.
      A World Cup team as u called them. Who made them that Russia World Cup team. Same Rohr, at the expense of Cameroon Algeria and Zambia. Funny enough he did it at the time, Algeria was Africa best ranked team, Cameroon Afcon defending champion, Zambia Rising under 20 stars.
      Let me remind u, he took over 2016 after Olympics, and promoted the informed Olympic players to the team. Brought our young players in top leagues together. Toasted some players in diaspora to switch allegiance.
      Had some recent achievements like qualify for the World Cup, nations cup, Afcon round of 16 with a game to spare. And he has told u his team is a developing team, but yet u want him to declare them same level with countries like England n France that has long undergo their rebuilding process. Everytime u will b clamouring for ur old school players to be included in the squad.
      Omo9ja u need help. If I catch u, u go get sense.
      I know ur problem sha. U are one of those calculator sellers that their market has spoilt since super eagles stopped giving u guys permutations. Don’t get me angry o, I talk once in a while. If I vex I Dey know, just like now. Mtcheeeeew!

       
      • Peterside Udah 1 year ago

        Hmmmm, if Winston Churchill was living, he would not have said the sort of things that you said about baba guvnor Omo9ja.

        Am I the only respectful fan left alive? I am the only one who can see the pestilence that Emperor Omo9ja is trying to alert us to?

        My brother, don’t go the way of Ayphilly and Drey. Those 2 have lost their way. They are subversive elements and their nefarious ways will catch up with them sooner rather than later.

        But you are a virgin. Don’t let others introduce you to something bad before you are ready.

        Rohr has failed, full stop.

        Omo9ja does not hate Rohr, he loves him. If only Rohr can be humble and give Rohr a call, then he will receive valuable advice.

        You are a good guy, do not pollute your mind by being disrespectful to the all-conquering omo9ja.

         
  • Great James 1 year ago

    Omo9ja and drey u guys always make this forum amazing..as a member of the comments readers association, I am only here to read comments.we do appreciate ur typing efforts. Pls keep the comments short and the spelling right for easy comprehension. Thanks

     
  • Peterside Udah 1 year ago

    Haba, if Winston Churchill was living, he would not have said the sort of things that you said about baba guvnor Omo9ja.

    Am I the only respectful fan left alive? I am the only one who can see the pestilence that Emperor Omo9ja is trying to alert us to?

    My brother, don’t go the way of Ayphilly and Drey. Those 2 have lost their way. They are subversive elements and their nefarious ways will catch up with them sooner rather than later.

    But you are a virgin. Don’t let others introduce you to something bad before you are ready.

    Rohr has failed, full stop.

    Omo9ja does not hate Rohr, he loves him. If only Rohr can be humble and give Rohr a call, then he will receive valuable advice.

    You are a good guy, do not pollute your mind by being disrespectful to the all-conquering omo9ja.