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Rohr Praises Super Eagles Stars, Targets AFCON Ticket

Rohr Praises Super Eagles Stars, Targets AFCON Ticket

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed he is happy working with the team after leading them to become the first African country to qualify for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday

“I am very excited to be working with this team: a blend of the experienced and the young and ambitious ones. They are a delight to be with at all times, and I believe we are on to great things,” Rohr told the Nigeria Football Federation media department.


“At the beginning of the qualifying series, many people said we were going to be chasing it. But we sat down together and we promised ourselves that we would go all out and get the ticket.”

The 64-year old, who was employed by the NFF 15 months ago, has played 10 matches, winning six and losing only one.

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The Super Eagles won four of their five African qualifying Group B matches to ease through to Russia 2018 but lost their opening 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in June.

“That match was a big wake-up call for us. Now that we have the World Cup ticket, we will go all out for the AFCON ticket and get it,” Rohr added.

“When you have a team that has so much self-belief, a lot of things are possible. Age is but a number. I feel young and able and willing to go on working with this group.”

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  • Dis coach is just lucky.. I see nothing special about him.. Siasia would have done better than that

    • Joseph 4 years ago

      But Siasia had his chance with the senior team , but fluffed it. Would you say hw was unlucky. If that should be the case, then we need the good luck Rhor has. Besides this is a coach that complains about almost nothing unlike his predecessors who complain about car, house, salary everytime.

    • Chai!!! Nigerians…. Siasia that can’t beat Egypt home or away.

  • Please how does playing 10 matches winning 6 and losing one add up to the number of matches played?

  • but siasia was given opportunity in but some how [email protected]

  • Tactically he’s just der, is he up to world cup standard, I don’t think so… He’s lucky

  • Abdulrazak 4 years ago

    Roar is a fantastic coach. Please, don’t even begin to compare him with siasia. Also, what is the defination of world cup standard. We had a Shuiab Ahamadu who qualified us to 2002 & 2010 world cups but was replaced in 2002, with Onigbinde, whose technic and tactics are archaic and in 2010 by Largerback who was supposedly world cup grade but crashed out in the first round.
    Those who have no understanding of the game are those who mouth useless semantics like ‘world cup coach’ etc.

  • Abeg!!! D man sabi.