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Rohr Must Watch His Mouth And Stop Discriminating Against NPFL Players -Sports Minister Warns

Rohr Must Watch His Mouth And Stop Discriminating Against NPFL Players -Sports Minister Warns

Minister of Sports Sunday Dare has issued a stern warning to Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr to stop the habit of discriminating against players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Dare made this known on Tuesday when he visited the team camp of the Home Based Super Eagles in Abuja ahead of the forthcoming international friendly game against Super Eagles on July 3.

The Sports Minister, who was unhappy with the absence of the German tactician from the team’s training camp, stated that the NFF needs to call him to order because Nigeria cannot have a technical coach who will discriminate among our players.

He stated that Rohr must find a way of blending the Home-Based players and foreign-based players in the senior national team.

“I just found out that he has traveled ahead, but I think it’s important that we’ll tell the NFF; The NFF needs to call Gernot Rohr to order because we cannot have a technical coach who will discriminate among our players,” the Minister responded to a question over the absence of the German from the camp.

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“They are football players and they have talents you cannot discriminate against. His attitude towards Home-based players is unacceptable, it is negative to our football development in this country and I call on the NFF to call him to order, I call on the NFF to hold him by the content, by the letter of his contract.

“But beyond that, he needs to shut up and do the work for which he was hired to do, he talks too much. We have started the process now. We’ll make sure that these players here, we can measure their talents and skills, he must blend the home-based players with foreign-based players.

“We must return to the strength of our football development, in the past, we’ve seen a mixture of five, six home-based players hold our defence so tight and then you bring in foreign-based players who do the damage upfront; it has always worked for us.

“Since we departed from just assembling 99 percent of our players which is an easy ride for any technical adviser, we’ve struggled to score goals and we end up with draws without scoring goals.”

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 54
  • This minister is the one who must shut up.
    Please let the coach be

     
  • Oakfield 4 weeks ago

    Lol…. We must this, we must that…. You, shut your mouth too! U talk too much too. Where has rohr dicriminated against domestic players??? U have no power whatsoever over rohr. Thank God FIFA has cut una miserable wings of senseless interference in football. Only God knows what would’ve happened if u were the nff chairman.

     
  • Sack Rohr. Simple

     
  • Jones 4 weeks ago

    Can this Dare just shut the hell up…when you ask him why both the SE players and Coaches haven’t been paid..he would start stammering

     
  • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for warming our world class coach.

    He talk too much lolz. Please you have to warn his followers as well. They have no respect for NFL at all.

    The coach has been with the team for five years and the man refused to win a tea cup.

    He should be quiet from now on. His followers have too. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

      Thank you so much for warning our world class coach.

      He talk too much lolz. Please you have to warn his followers as well. They have no respect for NPFL at all.

      The coach has been with the team for five years and the man refused to win a tea cup.

      He should be quiet from now on. His followers have to as well.

      @pompei, you are very funny oooo. I am fighting for your right kę.

      This is not about me my man. This is all about Nigeria, our beloved country.

      “There are so many other countries more established in football, with better leagues and facilities, who don’t owe their coaches and players shishi, that have not won a tea cup as well. Have they all sacked their” coaches?

      I disagree with you my friend. You see gentleman, if I use my mouth. Yes, this my beautiful mouth to talk, please listen to me.

      Nigeria didn’t have good facilities but we won three conuntinental titles.

      Nigeria didn’t have fantastic facilities, Nigeria was the first African country that ever won the Olympic gold and Silver medals in the history of African football.

      Kai, Nigeria didn’t have great facilities, but our under17 team won the under age trophy for five times.

      “Omo9ja, I think you will be a very difficult person to work for. If you are somebody’s oga, that person don die finish ooo”. 

      Ahahahaaha lolz. Ahhhh, Pompei, you can’t rope me.

      You don’t want me to talk about Oga Rohr and NFF because you believe they are doing something fantastic with our Super Eagles.

      Let’s wait and see what our home based team will offer Nigeria on Saturday. Win or lose, at least, we are going to see with our eyes koro koro like this wella if Oga Rohr is wasting our resources or not.

      Mr. Pompei, Nigerians are angry with Oga Rohr and Oga Pinnck himself at the moment.

      For example, on this forum, my lovely friend Edoman is not happy with the way things are going and the way Oga Amaju is running our football.

      I had to begged Edoman and I am still begging him to forgive Oga Rohr.

      Sean, Kel, Chairmanfemi and many others are lamenting about Oga Rohr.

      Now, you said “Rohr has done reasonably well. His time will soon be up, and he will have to leave. Until then, let us give him our support”.

      Really? Am lost for words.

      However, @Oga Coachie, thanks for the loud ovation. Out of my busy time, I managed to satisfy you Nigerians by coming here to rescue our country from our oppressors but you don’t appreciate my effort? You black people, learn how to approach someone kę.

      @Marvelous, you young people, you don’t talk just anyhow in public like that kę.

      Do you think you love Oga Rohr than anyone?

      Do you love Oga Rohr more than omo9ja?

      You Oga Rohr followers have no choice, Oga Rohr is not capable to build Super Eagles.

      Oga Yobo won’t be available to join the team in the USA while Oga Rohr himself is going to be somewhere else on match day. Mr. Amaju Pinnick, your days are numbered period.

      I read it somewhere that Ezenwa and Noble are injured now. So a Nigerian US based goalie may be on goal post on Saturday.

      So, what Oga Rohr and Agu have been building over the five years?

      Less than 15 days now, Mr. Eguavoen have discovered another goalie.

      Where is Osagwe, Yakubu, Alanpasun and others?

      You are still counting on Oga Rohr and Mr Agu to win Afcon trophy? It is a pity that NFF brought us to this point. It is well. God bless Nigeria!!!

       
  • I am Just waiting for the results of the Nigeria vs Mexico match to see how their tone will change. NPFL has the best players this and that. Make we siddon look. Last time I checked, both Ezenwa and John Noble (GK) are injured. It wasn’t Rhor that selected the team, It was NFF Technical Committee. I am seeing a basket of goals with no response

     
    • Emmanuel Okem 4 weeks ago

      The coach has been hammering on poor league standard, poor pitches, and so on, which ultimately results in poor competitive performances by these domestic players. You administrators should sit up and do your work too. You guys just don’t like to hear the truth. Stop this personal hatred on Gernot Rohr and team up and make the Super Eagles world beaters.

       
  • SAMUEL 4 weeks ago

    Yes Rohr must be call to order.Our home based player must not be neglected at all.I know that our home based players will never disappoint us against Mexico.

     
  • pompei 4 weeks ago

    Wazza Dazzler has started again oooo!
    Home based today will become foreign based tomorrow after one good international. The focus must be on ASSEMBLING THE BEST LEGS, WHEREVER THEY MAY BE FOUND, not some yeye blending of home based and foreign based.
    If the best players we have at a particular time all happen to be playing in Nigeria, all well and good. For instance, if our home based boys can spank Mexico 4 nil, then the argument can be made that perhaps they are as good as, if not better than the foerign legion. In that circumstance, the blending of home based and foreign based will be justified. Or we might even elect to just use the home based only, if they are better than the foreign based. If they are not as good as the foreign based, forcing them on Rohr defeats the overriding objective – having only the best represent us in competitive matches.
    Can Wazza Dazzler PLEEEAAAAASE leave football things to football people, and focus on his administrative duties?

     
    • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

      Hehehehehe….well said @ Pompei.

      I am expecting the loquacious minister to also extend his “home-based by fire by force” policy to our National Basketball and Athletics teams too….all the NBA and NCAA stars should be dropped for the ones at home just for the sake of it, and not because they are amongst the best available. That is when I will believe he his making all these noise in good faith.

      It just doesn’t make sense. Are you inviting players to the national team because they are amongst your best 23 available or simply because they are based at home…? Its only in Nigeria I see the national team is used to market the domestic league. Even Morocco that has won back to back CHANs and has produced a continental club finalist/champion for almost 5 years back to back is not insisting on such a draconian self serving policy. They still pick their best players for the national team not minding they are all abroad. But it is we that our teams get chewed and spat out at preliminary stages of CAF competitions that sees our homebased good enough or even better than their foreign based counterparts…..LMAOOoo. Players who cant compete with their homebased mates on the continent to go facing the foreign-based of those countries. I still dey laugh o (Apologies to Baba Obj). It just doesnt add up…neither does it make sense. There isnt just any logical basis behind it. Pikin nor dey pass for primary school, you say e don good enough to write WAEC because he get fine handwriting……LMAOooo

      If all these noisemakers truly believe home-based are good enough, why are they crying that foreign based too should be brought into the mix….LMAOOoo. Why are they looking for foreign based to cover their “yanshes”…? If we say homebased are good enough and that there are ‘MANY TALENTS’ in the league then we dont need foreign based anymore. We should just stick to homebased players going forward and prosecute all our matches strictly with homebased players. That is when I will truly believe their fake faith in the homebased players. Na only friendly match dem say make dem homebased go play wey all of the homebased advocates begin convulse…LMAOOOo…dey piss for their trousers since 3 weeks ago…..LMAOOoo

       
    • GLORY 4 weeks ago

      Please Mr Dare come and read this from @ Pompeii and get the point. Thumbs up brodaman Pompei. Nothing more to say.

       
    • @Pompei I think they know all that, they are just upset that their money racket is being affected if Home based players are not used. Why do you think Rohr distanced himself from this so called home based team… Yes he is technically bad and I will say again Rohr is lucky we have talented OVERSEAS based players otherwise had we had mostly average players like 10 years ago. I think Rohr would have been gone long time like it was in Gabon, Niger etc. because then his handicapped technical ability will really be exposed.

      Back to the topic at hand until and I will say again Until Our NPFL teams start Winining the Continental Cups like Vincent Enyeama and co, Christian Chukwu and Co. then what are we clamouring for then???? because the last time i checked our SO Called Home based players struggle to beat teams from Seychelles and Sao Tome in Contiental cups, how will they cope against a Mexican team that will parade players from a strong Mexican League and some European teams. These people are just fooling us.. They are using this game to gain exposure for players who they have hands in their pockets. Simple and ar4e attacking Rohr for distancing himself from this treachery

       
    • Something must have happened behind the scenes for Sunday Dare to publically call out the coach in a very amateurish way. Like I said our people in power lack tact, just look at how Amaju Pinnick carries on sometimes. i.e. Eze and Abrahams scenario. Unknowingly giving away some of our tactics to oppositions before key games I mean things like that. Another scenario Amaju and Edo state Governor training with the first team before crucial games.

      I mean guys come on where have seen this kind of antics anywhere in the world from people whose priority should be respecting themselves and their positions?. It’s sad if you really think about how these people carry on sometimes

       
  • pompei 4 weeks ago

    Omo yi tun gbe wahala de ooo,
    In the last 5 years, it is not only Nigeria that has not won tea cup. There are so many other countries more established in football, with better leagues and facilities, who don’t owe their coaches and players shishi, that have not won a tea cup as well. Have they all sacked their coaches?
    Omo9ja, I think you will be a very difficult person to work for. If you are somebody’s oga, that person don die finish ooo. If he does not wear his tie properly, you will threaten sack. If he makes a mistake, sack. If he uses office phone to make personal call, sack. Sack, sack, sack! Haba! You will hound that person continously until the person ends up in the emergency unit of a hospital. Take am easy.
    Rohr has done reasonably well. His time will soon be up, and he will have to leave. Until then, let us give him our support.

     
    • Coachie 4 weeks ago

      @Pompei;
      Se you just dey know say @omo9ja need help ni. Check his write up up there, “they have no respect for NFL” na American football d guy dey refer to. Abeg leave that confused human being jare. Person wey go write and you no go fit comprehend or fathom wetin hin dey try talk. The guy go waka from north pole to south pole and vice versa.
      …and just like you observed, if omo9ja be oga for anywhere, e gbele ooooo, hin subordinates go hear wennnn.

       
  • I will join rohr opposition only if these home base eagles beat mexico by 2goals margin.
    Is rohr Nigeria problem?

    Your oga(politicians) Dare are the big problem of Nigeria football developement.

    Which crazy coach will see a home base dm better than ndidi, and will not use Him.

    Which stupid coach will see a better winger in our base than chwukueze and will not use Him.

    I will not blame Dare, sebi na one politician nominate Him of course he must talk any how.

     
  • Marvelous 4 weeks ago

    Let this boys defeat Mexico even by 1-0 score line I will join Rohr opposition. For now nothing.

     
  • Chima E Samuels 4 weeks ago

    Hello Forumites Dare must be an idiot who doesn’t like the progress of the team, so he must shut up and let our humble greatest coach of all time to do his job and keep winning us trophies that none of our past coach has won us. Not to forget we will also qualify for the world cup with 2 matches to spare.

     
  • GLORY 4 weeks ago

    @ Drey, honestly, I support the idea that Rohr should have stayed behind to actively observe the home based training and even travel with them to the match. But something tells me Rohr may have decided against that because of unpaid salary and administrative failure from NFF. I sense Rohr has become disenchanted by the nigeria working environment. Reason being that, a manager happy with his job would have been so actively happy having this opportunity to check out some home based players but Rohr just seem not to really care. No reasonable coach, whether local or foreign can work under such environment. THESE PEOPLE ARE KILLING OUR FOOTBALL, THE ONLY THING LEFT TO MAKE THE COMMON MAN HAPPY in nigeria. I STRUGGLE TO UNDERSTAND HOW SMALL COUNTRIES LIKE GHANA, ETHIOPIA, IVORY COAST ETC ARE ABLE TO MANAGE THEIR FOOTBALL WITHOUT PAYMENT HASSLES WHILE SO CALLED GIANT OF AFRICA IS EVER BECOMING A DISGRACE IN THIS REGARDS.

     
    • Eldridge Cleaver 4 weeks ago

      Well said Brodaman Glory. Other smaller African countries get it right whereas a big country like Nigeria is lagging behind. These sports administrators are a joke.

       
      • GLORY 4 weeks ago

        @ Eldridge, the thing tire me ooh. See as other countries dey manage their football, you nor dey hear players being owed, manager not being paid for six months etc. Imagine….Na to wear big big wetin we go do na .. coat n dey parade themselves with big big title wey no fit perform dem Sabi. Yeye kpekpeye officials.

         
  • OmoEsan 4 weeks ago

    Oga Dare just exposed himself as a poor manager of people.
    How can you tell the national team coach to ‘shut up’ on TV? This is totally uncalled for.

    This is the same Rohr whose contract you disrespect by not paying his Bill’s, yet you want him to break an arm and a leg coaching players that cannot rub shoulders with their contemporaries in Africa.

    You are disappointed with Rohr, yet you aren’t disappointed with Yobo who should have taken responsibility for the home based eagles but have chosen to go on a frolic of his own for obvious reasons? When Salisu Yusuf was Rohr’s assistant was the home based eagles not his responsibility?

    It’s becoming obvious since Rohr’s sack equals gbege for them,these guys just want to frustrate Rohr to the point of resignation, but I hope Rohr will beat them to it and God will see him through.

     
  • Marvelous 4 weeks ago

    Let us just ignore the foolish sport administrators with Omo9ja as their only supporter. I support Rohr for not going there. WHERE IS YOBO? What was he employed for, oooo was it quota system assistant coach? If yobo can’t handle such a team which team is he going to handle. He wants to hide under Rohr and reap from Rohrs success without contributing anything as an assistant. This nonsense can only happen in a zoo. This men are not ashamed of themselves for contract violation and oweing the coach and players for months. Why is it that not even a single foreign base player honour the friendly. The boys are in total support of their coach. Let the home and the home base coach do that, Dare can join them in training and dazzle as he previously did. If dem like make dem win Mexico 10-0 I don’t give a fuck.

     
  • Ako AMADI 4 weeks ago

    This clown must stop speaking with a forked tongue. If he dies not believe in merit he should not destroy Nigerian football with divisive utterances

     
  • kenneth 4 weeks ago

    Bravo, Honorable Dare, but your comment is a bit late in my own view. This issue should have done years ago. The PE teacher has grown thick skin and made himself untouchable because he knows the consequences if you interfere in the affairs of the NFF. We need exactly to know the content of this man’s contract, because i don’t see where you getting paid $50k monthly and you get to pick what games to attend and which one to back off. That’s absolutely a joke. Just like some forumites are making excuses here that it was due to non payment of your salaries, my brothers, is it the minister that is withholding his salary. This are questions pinnick needs to answer. Didn’t they say they have sponsors who would foot his salary. So why fault the minister. Moreso he had the option of walking away, but no he believes he will eventually get paid, since he has his hotel business to fall back on. I can only fault the minister for his choice of word, and hey i can’t fault him from expressing himself, because time without number Rorh has made a mockery of our home based players. Omo9ja please ride on, we are not blind, just like you stated when nigeria didn’t have good facilities we were winning tournaments, except we want to lie. So please all those who have being plying there trades in countries with better facilities what have they achieved in 5 years, a bronze medal from a team that parades top stars. Until the PE teacher wins the ultimate price, i will concur he keeps silent on this issue about home based players.

    NFF received $2 million for coming 3rd at the nations cup, please what happened to those funds. Also the yearly allocation to the NFF how is it being disbursed, money from friendlies were are they going. This are begging questions that needs answers. Because oga pinnick gave us the assurance back then that the days of owing players will be things of the past. So please leave the Minister alone, he has other pressing matters to attend to.

     
    • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

      @kenneth, God bless you for me. I am always happy when I see someone like you talking.

      This is what I said to we patriotic Nigerians.

      Don’t use bad words to express your feelings.

      You see gentleman, you said it all and all I can say is that, you will never no sorrow in your life.

      We are waiting to hear from Mr. Amaju Pinnick.

      Hopefully, he will have something to say. He have to do something about Oga Rohr’s contract.

      We can not talk anymore just because of Oga Rohr.

      I don’t even know if Mr. Amaju Pinnick and Mr. Gernot Rohr owns the Super Eagles.

      Where is the money FIFA gave to the NFF?

      Oga Rohr and Mr. Amaju should wait till this Saturday.

      They will know their fate after the match.

      Once again, many thanks to you @kenneth. I enjoyed reading through your comment.

      Together we can take Nigeria back from our oppressors.

      God bless us all. God bless Nigeria!!!

       
      • Kenneth 3 weeks ago

        My brother abeg no mind all this people that will not be asking the appropriate questions. Let them come out with what his stipulated n his contract, don’t like assumptions, bring out the facts lets reason it together. At least Pinnick did confirm that the sponsors will be paying Rorh bill, so why are people blaming the Minister for. Are they telling us rorh hasn’t disrespected the local players by snubbing them. How many league matches as he attended, all you hear is he has assistant. if YOBO starts doing more than what he is asked to do, this are the same people that will say he wants his job. Please let the Nations cup proper start, am tired of all this noise they are making. A whole CEO came to the field of play and the one they paying $50k is not where to be found. And you wnder why he is boiling

         
        • Marvelous 3 weeks ago

          WHERE IS YOBO?

          WHAT IS YOBO LINE OF DUTY IN SUPER EAGLE?

          IS YOBO JOB IN SUPER EAGLE PUNDITRY?

          For all I know Rohr doesn’t have an assistant.He works alone as a coach. Have we ever ask this question. Why is it that all the foreign base both in upper and lower division clubs snub the friendly? Even Musa who is in Nigeria rejected the friendly. Is it Rohr you want to force to that miserable affair? They better pay the coach and those boys their outstanding salary and wages or less you guys will wake up one morning thinking the super eagles will defeat chad republic but they will purposely end up losing 3-0 to such a team. Don’t give a dog a bad name because you want to kill it. Rohr is even helping the improvement of SUPER EAGLE as a brand once again, what is happening to U17, U20, U23 and CHAN eagles? Why are those brand dead? Is it a foreigner that is managing those brand? Why is all eyes fixed on SUPER EAGLE now. Oh because Rohr has picked up from the dust where Oliseh and co dump it and polish it to certain level, now they want it back so as to damage it once again like they have damage all the grade teams and CHAN EAGLES. They should wait till Rohr contract elapse.

           
  • TALK UR OWN 4 weeks ago

    GERMAN CITIZENS ARE NOT A “JACK OF ALL TRADE, NOT A CHEAP LABOUR” AS WE DO here. THEY HIGHLY BELIEVE IN CONTACT AGREEMENT.
    ## AND THAT IS THE REASON WHY WE NEED TOCHANGE OUR MENTALITY SO THAT WE CAN DEVELOP LIKE GERMANY.
    ## ENOUGH IS ENOUGH OF BRINGING FARMERS TO BECOME MINISTER OF SPORTS OR OKOCHA TO BECOME MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

     
    • kenneth 3 weeks ago

      We will appreciate if you can share with us a copy of Coach rorh
      ‘s contract. Because now you calling Nigerians mumu because there brain is not has sharp as the Germans. So until you show us what is spelt out in his contract i will suggest u mute for now, seems u seeking brownie points to make your self feel good

       
  • Chairmanfemi 4 weeks ago

    I don’t blame him. I’ll blame the dull journalist who should have asked “Why is Yobo the Assistant Coach not in Camp to take over the Home Based team? ” rather than Asking Why Rohr is not in camp.

    Is Rohr the home based Coach?
    Just sick people everywhere

     
    • kenneth 3 weeks ago

      This is why someone just called you nigerans dull and not thinking like the Germans. So if you are the boss of a business and a task has to be completed and it wasn’t carried out to the letter, kindly let us know know who will be queried first? manager or assistant manager. Didn’t know the contract RORh sound is only to be coaching foreign based players. Guess with this your assertion it is high time he leaves and go do that with his german teams

       
  • G.Rohr is the Technical Adviser of our National Teams so he is in charge of both the Super Eagles and Home Based Eagles, he has no reason whatsoever to skip the preparation for Mexican friendly just because it is going to be prosecuted with home based team. The Minister is right, the coach erred for abandoning the home eagles, he should have participated in their preparation which would have given him an opportunity to watch the boys who are mostly unknown to him from close quarters. His job should not end with just gathering the pros whenever we have matches it should also include discovering and nuturing new talents.

     
  • _ Who Should Shut Up, Rohr or Dare? _

    Nigeria’s minister of sports Sunday Dare has, for the umpteenth time, shown his contempt in public for the Super Eagles German coach by telling the German tactician to shut up!

    Like or loathe Rohr, it has to be seen as unacceptable by any standard in any country for the Sports Minister to make such a disrespectful statement towards the head coach of the county’s national team.

    ” He (Gernot Rohr) needs to shut up and do the work for which he was hired to do, he talks too much.” Said Sunday Dare.

    When I read the story on a run-of-the-mill media blog, I harboured doubts about its authenticity. But now reading it on CSN, I am left gobsmacked!

    One would have expected an eloquent speaker like Sunday Dare to come up with a more diplomatic and genteel way of conveying his thoughts rather than his brash and outright rude manner.

    Let’s be clear, Rohr’s purview does not extend to managing Super Eagles B team (home based players). That, to my understanding, rests with the Assistant coach (whoever that is).

    “Though I am not the coach of the CHAN Eagles, I think the players selected for this Mexico game stand a good chance of making the CHAN squad.” Said Rohr.

    Without going deep into the background of this matter, it is simply wrong (in my view) for Dare to ask Rohr to ‘shut up’ in public.

    Other coaches would consider resigning because of this affront but thus far, Rohr is yet to comment.

    I think prior comments by Rohr that drew the ire of Dare included when the German said: “You cannot play against Mexico and say you will win it with these home-based players.

    It will be difficult to get a result because Mexico is a very wonderful team.” Said Rohr.

    Be that as it may, I will never support our Sports Minister openly insulting a sitting National Team coach.

    Dare also said that ‘the NFF needs to call Rohr to order”.

    I think he is the one that needs to be called to order. He is getting way too involved in football matters and continues to be openly disrespectful to Rohr.

    In the wake of Nigeria’s rather scandalous 4:4 draw against Sierra Leone last year, Minister Dare didn’t mince his words saying (among other things) ” we demand better performance, better technical depth, better player mix and team harmony and a functional national team.”

    He implored the NFF to hold Rohr ‘tightly to the KPIs in his contract (before it is too late)!’

    Rohr does have his shortcomings but I don’t think these interventions by the Sports Minister aren’t at all auspicious.

    At best, these conversations should be had between Dare and Pinnick in private. Public rebuke of the national team coach with near-incendiary language shows lack of respect for a coach trying to do his best for Nigeria under challenging and disjointed circumstances.

    You might think Rohr is excellent, you might think he is poor but nobody will think asking him to ‘shut up’ is acceptable!

     
    • Correction:

      “Rohr does have his shortcomings but I don’t think these interventions by the Sports Minister are at all auspicious.”

       
    • Exactly, being rude and uncouth is no way to speak to anyone in the public space, let alone someone you are seen as having a role to play in their employment (directly or indirectly).
      In as much as I do not trust what a politician says, his outburst is unbecoming of a government minister. If he is seen to promote this bullying culture, what will that tell for employees in the coaching Belle him? It is ok to bully your wards? Athletes, sports people, junior managers etc.

      Govt ministers are responsible for creating the climate of what is acceptable. This. Is. Not. Acceptable. In the work place, nobody should work under the fear of bullying or an over bearing senior management

       
    • pompei 3 weeks ago

      Asking your elder to shut up is very un-Nigerian behavior. Anywhere you go, east, west, north and south, people respect someone who is older than them. Even if the elder is wrong, you can respectfully disagree.
      In this case, you are asking someone you’re owing salary to shut up? Hehehehe!
      The man seems to be more interested in the actual football than its administration. If he wants to become a coach, he should go and get his coaching badges. If he continues to interfere with football, I hope he doesn’t provoke FIFA to anger sooner or later.

       
  • Marvelous 3 weeks ago

    God bless you @deo. You are always right in position and straight forward in your comments. Leave the likes of Omo9ja who are pure racist and covered with hatred for a man who owe him nothing. I have never seen a target Rohr has not met since he was in charge, he has not violated his contract but the NFF and sport ministry keep violating theirs. The big question still remains, “WHERE IS YOBO” and “WHO EMPLOYED YOBO AND FOR WHAT REASON”. Ignorant will not allow them to know that team B eagle is not in Rohrs contract. But thats the job of their quota system assistant coach who knows total nothing about coaching. When Rohr resumes, YOBO will resume to continue his industrial attachment.

     
    • kenneth 3 weeks ago

      What has racism got to do with what we discussing here. Sometimes i wonder how some of you reason sometimes. A lot of you talk as though you drafted Rorhs contract. Please can CNO get us a copy of this mans contract and let people stop making needless assumptions here. When Keshi was coach of the eagles, didn’t he take the CHAN team to the tournament. And there was nothing no comment then about why didn’t his assistant go to the tournament. There is just too much double standard everywhere. I believe you read here when they said YOBO had a family issue to attend to. A lot of you just sit down to read what suits your ego

       
  • Let me throw a different angle here for the likes of Omo Naija and co. Who keep clamouring for local coaches. When the likes of Amodu, Keshi, Daniel Amokachi and Oliseh were coaches of the Super Eagles, they couldn’t even influence or advise national team player transfers. The likes of Mikel and Ndidi got to Chelsea and Leicester by the quality of their agents. But see a different case with Osimhen who was advised to reboot his career with RC Chaleroi in Belgium and was even assisted by Gernot Rohr by Rohr speaking to the club’s management about Osimhen. There are other examples of Rohr assistance by word or direct communication to players like Tyronne Ebuehi, Leon Balogun even Troost Ening and many more. Again note I said advise or direct communication. For international reference of this sort of action, Didier Deschamps of France does the same, Roberto Martinez of Belgium does the same. Joachim Low of Germany does the same. Our own local coaches cannot influence foreign club sides to make a decision to buy any Nigerian player. Talk less of providing technical input into their club performance. If you know how much these players need their national team coaches to provide technical advice on their performance at club sides, you don’t even talk of our past players as coaches who have not built their technical knowledge and international appeal with the global footballing nations.

     
    • kenneth 3 weeks ago

      Is this one also seeking brownie points to make himself feel good. And who told you amodu and keshi never did what you termed influenced a players career. Was rorh not giving conditions to the players to change clubs before they can feature for the national team. Please get your facts straight. The job of the coach is to advise and not impose. If your agent is good to find you a club and the coach is telling you otherwise and you go ahead with the coach and things didn’t pan out the way it should, kindly let us know who you would fault. Just like samuel said, the 2 late coaches you mentioned have delivered for the country, even though we had those who try to destabilize there achievements. Please Let us know what the PE teachers has won. One dr dry lied here that he won a cup in swiss, till date he hasn’t furnished the proof

       
      • @Kenneth in your wisdom, you believe you have made some points.Let me now show you that your idea of a national team coach is archaic. Have you ever seen the 3 Lions of England feature a player that is not playing in England. The only exceptions they have had were Owen Hargreves and McManaman. One played for Bayern Munich the other for real Madrid. Is that not an imposition in terms of preference?. The same could be said for Spain and Italy, who their coaches also imposed playing in their leagues as preference for National team selection. Again Gareth Southgate of England always visits football matches were a couple of English players are playing against each other and sometimes gives advise on players performance on how best to improve. It only makes logical sense, that when a player improves his club performance, he brings that same improvement to the National team. Now back to the Keshi and Amodu or other local coaches, Please inform us of such examples of when and where did you see them advising national team players in their clubs of how best to improve. Plus I am different from Dre.

         
        • @Ben,you sabi dem Wella hahaha…They will say that you are Dr Drey’s clone,a ass leaker and what not.Wonderful [email protected]

           
        • kenneth 3 weeks ago

          Oga seems the brownie points didn’t help your argument, you decided to have another one. First and foremost the countries you mentioned have quality leagues, so it would be so hard for them to pick outside there leagues, and more so the percentage of British, Italian, Spanish players playing outside of there country is limited. and you have there coaches attending league matches to unearth new players. But yet we have a coach we wasting $50k on every month, who rarely attend league matches, and talks down on the local players. like i said until he wins something of value for this country, he is just an ordinary PE teacher

           
  • SAMUEL 3 weeks ago

    @Ben,pls don’t just come here and be typing what u don’t know !!! Who says our local coaches cannot advised foreign born players???.Was is not coach Christian chukwu that took odemwingie to 2004 Nations cup? Also one George abbey !!! Pls has gernot Rohr achieved more than amodu and keshi achievements?
    In the history of our football with Sierra Leone,we have never been embarrassed like that ,pls be truthful in your analysis.Thank you

     
    • @Samuel, I mentioned club performance not national team. Yet you somehow mentioned only Osaze’s Odemwingie national team playing under Amodu. Let me ask you this, Mikel in Chelsea and Kanu in his Arsenal years could not hold commanding shirts in both club sides. In the case of Mikel, he was brushed aside by Michael Ballad and Essien, several times. What was the issue with his play. He was not an aggressive player. The same with Kanu, who was brushed aside by Robert Pires of France for the same thing. Yet not one of our local coaches could inform these players to be a bit more aggressive with their play. Do I want to mention the case of Taiye Taiwo with his going all the way forward and falling to fall back, especially playing under Amodu and Keshi. There are so many areas our local coaches cannot measure up to. The case of Kelechi Nwakali in Segunda division is there. Until his fans started advising him to be more aggressive in his play, before the lad actually picked up. Kelechi Nwakali’s idea of a midfielder was Kanu who again played without aggression in Arsenal, Portsmouth and West Brom. Our national team coaches job does not only mean playing for the national team. Again another case of these for your information is how U21 England coach was talking to Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori on playing for the 3 Lions. If you have your clear examples of any of our local coaches conversation with any Super Eagles players at their club sides, Please share.

       
      • @Samuel, also from the history of Super Eagles, we have always struggled with teams with very aggressive and big players even in African football. Remember Nigeria vs Cameroon with the likes of Patrick Mboma and Geremi Njitap and co. The like of Okocha and Kanu struggled to beat that team. For the Nigeria vs Sierra Leone match you mentioned, that was the same issue. Aggressive big local players vs our nimble players. We drew that match not because of A failed tactical display but on the basis of aggression. To further explain my point, in international club football, the closest we have gotten to aggressive players are Eguavoen, Amunnike, Amokachi, Oliseh, Ndidi and Etebo. Even our local league players cannot match their aggressive counterparts in Africa.

         
  • Hmmm…we have people with sensible opinions here and we also have people that will just start typing from sepe joint. There’s a certain comment here, I’ve been trying to at least get his message right but….it’s a pity sa.

     
  • SAMUEL 3 weeks ago

    @Ben,I understood your points,but I want to ask some questions:Please who tutored osimhen,chukwueze and others in their early career days !!! Please my brother,we have the coaches here that does that.Between Osimhen and Tammy Abraham who will you pick to lead your attack?pls be sincere.When you go round our football academies in this country,you will be marvel at what you will see.Thank you

     
    • @Samuel, we have never had issues spotting football talents in Nigeria. Even at the U17 level, our problem starts when those same talents go abroad to their club sides without no support from their local coaches. This is an issue from several angles to blame – The coach that spotted these talents, NFF Technical Committee and also the Senior National team coach. Again, Okocha in his early days was not a serious player, even though he never missed playing for the National team, where was the input from his national team coaches to make him better. It was not untill Okocha got to PSG in France and was informed from a technical point of view on how to improve his play. That’s was when Okocha started scoring free kicks. It’s the same thing over and over, finding the talent has never been our problem. It is helping that same talent to mature on a global stage has been were our local coaches lack input.

       
  • SAMUEL 3 weeks ago

    @Ben you are right.All the same we need to encourage and motivate our home based players.

     
  • @Samuel, if we are trying to motivate our local players, we should understand that football is ever improving and changing. There was a time when from a tactical standpoint that all defenders must be fullbacks when playing. Now its not the same. We have seen the rise of 3 and 2 full backs at Defence. The game is always changing. Which ever team that can truly adapt or change tactics and approaches to win a match is the Winner. That’s where I feel our local coaches and players cannot adapt to. Rohr is not perfect, but in all competitions vs the local options, he is way better.

     
  • Ako AMADI 3 weeks ago

    Nigeria has never had s good sports minister. None of them has improved any sports facilities in the country. We’re slipping and sliding into decay while the ministers fritter away taxpayer’s money travelling with mediocre nstional teams and staying in expensive hotels with girlfriends