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Rohr: Poor Pitch, Long Balls From Sierra Leone Affected Eagles

Rohr: Poor Pitch, Long Balls From Sierra Leone Affected Eagles

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has attributed the Super Eagles inability to secure the three points against Sierra Leone on Tuesday to the poor pitch of the Siaka Stevens stadium and the long ball tactics by the home team.

The Eagles settled for a 0-0 draw against the Leone Stars in the reverse fixture of their matchday four Group L 2021 AFCON qualifier.

The draw saw the Eagles remain top with eight points after four games while Sierra Leone are third on three points.

And reflecting after the game, Rohr praised the performance of his players, singling out Maduka Okoye for his impressive display.

“The Team did well especially our goalkeeper he had a very good match. Last time he conceded four goals which was not his fault and today he showed everyone what he can do.

“Our defence did well but the pitch is very difficult to play good football and they were playing long balls.

“The points means we stay top of our group and I believe we are in the right direction.”

The Eagles next game in the qualifiers is away to Benin Republic in March 2021.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 5
  • Even in a good pitch you couldn’t win.
    Thou are inexcusable.

     
  • Inno 2 days ago

    “Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has attributed the Super Eagles inability to secure the three points against Sierra Leone on Tuesday to the poor pitch of the Siaka Stevens stadium and the long ball tactics by the home team”. I wonder why on this earth should a coach question a tactics of his opponent. Please, tell us what you wanted from your opponent. Short, slow, and weak passes, to enable your player to easily pick up and score goals to earn the three points?

     
  • This is a fight between 11 men on one side and 11 men on the other side. You guys have tried. It is not easy. I really appreciate your efforts.
    I can still remember those days, when everybody in Nigerian were forced to learn Further Maths (especially, permutation and combination). Then, every Nigerian owned a calculator, and most of them were almost witches…… because they prayed for teams to lose, so that we can have a chance to qualify!!!

     
  • Nigeria Bebeto 2 days ago

    This man is a big fool oh …I have not insulted you before but I think you deserve this one …the good pitch you played in did you win? They were playing long ball tactically you should have brought in onuachu and ask your left back and right back and your wingers to cross to him …beat them in their game that is how he will shine he is very good in the air but now you stick to your akpuguma ….hmmmm we will see but certainly this man can not lead us anyway at all tactically he is poor and lack new ideals

     
  • Obidee 2 days ago

    Our Super Chicken una no fit beat Sierra Leone but home and away despite they re bn rank 120 in the world nawaoo