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Rohr Satisfied With Eagles’ Performance In Win Against Guinea

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is satisfied with his players’ performance in their 1-0 win against Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday, Completesports.com reports.

Kenneth Omeruo netted the winning goal for Nigeria in the 73rd minute of the keenly contested encounter.

The Super Eagles maintained top spot in Group B with six points following the win and are the first country to book a place in the Round of 16 of the rournament.

“It was a good performance from the team today, we played really well though it was a tough game from Guinea,” Rohr told reporters after the game.

“I am happy we could deal with the danger they posed and being the first into the round of 16 is a joy for us.

“Now we have to ensure we finish off well against Madagascar in our last game to top the pool.”

The Super Eagles will will battle Madagascar in their final Group B game at the Alexandria Stadium on Sunday at 5pm Nigerian time.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Tactless Coach I am telling this Gernot Rohr is the most annoying individual on earth.. So useless as a coach no tactfulness no finesse just plain boring football. I mean this is so annoying somebody should tell this coach that only the trophy is mandatory.

    I mean you take of Iwobi when Musa was playing nothing all game???. and you leave Onyekuru off why not start with Chukwueze and then bring on Onyekruru or take Musa off Push Iwobi out wide in Musa’s position and bring on Mikel that would have made more sense. And when is he planing on using Osimhen because this Onuachu is too sluggish for my liking, this Rohr needs to ginger this squad up quickly. And, mind you if not for that cross for Omeruo’s goal Moses Simon was ineffective most of the game.

    Something has to change in Rohr’s Approach to a game situation otherwise Nigeria is going no where Period!!!

     
    • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

      You be coach o….an excellent world class coach for that matter. He should kuku put all 23 players on the field na. LMAO
      If being tactless has earned us a win ratio of close to 60% in the last 2-3 years and has won us 2 out of a possible 7 games, then he should pls continue to remain tactless till we win the trophy so that see-no-good fellows can continue to boil in anger and be ravaged by their hatred, while we keep progressing by the day.

       
    • Ima omo 1 year ago

      Not a reasonable comment from you. Nigeria had an advantage after the goal. The coach felt the need to rest his star player for upcoming games. He is one of the best coaches we’ve had. When was the last time Nigeria qualified for d world cup, nations cup, and qualified for the 2nd round of the nation’s cup with ease?

       
    • PeePee 1 year ago

      Bro,for your mind now, you be correct football analyst!
      But listen carefully bro, you understand NOTHING about this game. So, quietly sit down and watch, thank you.

       
    • ubah 1 year ago

      Am sure this @ugo iwunze is a chelsea fan because they ar always sensless,a team is in competition to win not for dribles ONUKU like u,onye anwuru

       
    • Daniel 1 year ago

      brother i support you oooo, this is the useless tacticless coach i have ever seen, no changes until almost 20 mins to the end of the match, no cordination,we were lucky they did not score us, our guys were exhausted, still continue with them, just because he did one sub and goal entered, he thought he has found his first 11, this man has nothing upstairs

       
  • Bishop Joshua 1 year ago

    Hey! Nigerians

     
  • Ifeanyi Odiegwu 1 year ago

    Congratulations super eagles. You guys did well, you guys fought like warriors. I also commend germot Rohr and his coaching crew for the good work they are doing, keep it up. We will lift the trophy by GRACE of God.

     
  • Richie 1 year ago

    @Ugo Iwunze Jiri nwayooo, you just need to simmer down, dasol

    The man (Rohr) is on a mission.
    Let’s criticise him at the end, not now.
    All these tantrums will lead us nowhere

     
    • Bros I am cool, i just dey talk am as I see am, With the coaches tactical awareness he is not leading us to the Promise Land.

      He really needs to improve.A week ago, I remember someone saying that Abdulahi Shehu can displace Onyinye Ndidi in the holding Midfeild I think it was @deo and when I challenged him to that comment and Said that Onyinye Ndidi is our Star Midfielder The whole forum descended on me I hope you all saw that yesterday Nigeria does not posses a Midfielder like Ndidi infact in this tournament he is the Best DM and probably one of the b est in the World he has definitely proved to be the best in England 2 seasons in a row an d it showed yesterday.

      But bros I know ball and the way we play does not bring out confidence in me. Time will tell in order to be the best you have to beat the best. we will surely meet better teams than Burundi, Guinea (Conakry) and Madagascar on route to the final then, Rohr will have to show up. Firstly it will start from his Pre-match conference. He will have to ginger the boys and not strike fear into them. Knowing him he start saying Senegal is star studded with Mane and co and we Nigeria are a Young squad Blah Blah Blah .This Coach has a loser mentality and it shows in his reading of a game. If he scores against a better team and reverts to defending a slender lead we are out.

      Gernot Rohr needs to read a game BETTER PERIOD!!!

       
      • Interesting comments from our sit at home coaches…..This is a tournament not a one off match. He is with the players and knows their fitness levels mentally and physically.Rohr is doing a great job. Ride on super eagles.

         
  • Destiny 1 year ago

    Gernot rohr is so tactless,foolish and he knows nothing Why start moses simon when we have henry onyekuru there,moses simon couldnt even play anything in the match today,this madman said he is happy with the result today he didnt notice the silly,stupid,random and inaccurate passes among the players, he made the 1st substitution in the 79th minute the 2nd in the 89th minute and the last on the 93rd minute he waited to make that last substitute in the 93rd minute to kill time against guinea he was killing time against guinea a low ranked team, nigeria won the match 1-0 and some fans super eagles fans would say winning is winning well I wont go against that  because thats not a bad idea but if you look at their playing style its a hell of a mess the midfield doesnt understand the forward and the 3 forward dont even understand themselves plus there is no connection passes  stretching from midfield to attack,no organisation,no understanding between the players and no set piece creativity and it has been like this ever since but we keep watching the match pretending we are not seeing anything instead we keep waiting for a moment of magic by the players to give nigeria a goal so that we  can jump and jubilate that nigeria have scored a goal this is part of the reasons why I always abuse gernot rohr that he knows nothing because he has been coaching this team for 3 years now so why hasnt he observed this in the super eagles team,when u watch the match against guinea one truth is that the super eagles were playing like players who didnt even trained before stepping foot on the pitch and this is a team that is been coached for 3 years by someone,ok now you have henry onyekuru a winger who scored 17 goals and made six assists in 32 appearance this past season he was fully fit and ready to play but you go for the winger who scored just 2 goals and had 4 assist in 27 appearances in levante, you picked moses simon ahead of henry onyekuru can someone ans rohr why henry onyekuru is always behind the pecking order when the youngster is a super talent

    its time we open our eyes and see that something is not right in the team

       to me  mr rohr is the most annoying and emptyhead coach I have ever seen in my life I would even prefer home based or nigerian coaches rather than rohr because the only bad thing about nigeria coaches is the habit of giving callups to wrong players because of money and the habit of collecting bribes but foreign coaches do not take Bribes, whereas nigeria should have go for a top foreingn coach because there are many top talented foreign coaches out there looking for job but instead they went for a low class foreign coach with a poor record, someone who has not won a trophy in his entire career and was sacked by 4 african countries he has coached.
     Well I know some people will still comment here siding gernot rohr and going against me but most times only few people see the truth before it becomes public, we will see what happens when nigeria reach the round of 16 ,well dont get me wrong am not wishing the super eagles  bad luck and I really want nigeria to win the afcon 2019 but rohr is not trying as a coach

    Soar super eagles at afcon 2019 wish you the best  glory to nigeria 2019

     
    • Obozuwa 1 year ago

      Fool!! you can never know good football when you see one.

       
    • Mr. Nice 1 year ago

      moses simon playing ahead of onyekuru was a tactical decision, moses was meant to support the defense more which onyekuru couldn’t have done. Let’s leave the coach to do his job biko!

       
    • Kryss 1 year ago

      Destiny please you don’t ventilate your feelings about something by insulting another person’s sensibility and making unguided comments that are rather humiliating and unsatisfactory. Let us please measure our utterances and avoid using words that are not edifying in the interest of all.Thanks.

       
    • Dipo 1 year ago

      Omo9ja Nigeria limited

       
    • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

      Yen yen yen yen….! See dem. Bad belle people.
      Even the holy book say a fool will be thought to be a wise man if he keeps his mouth shut. You just typed a whole load of crap here thinking you were saying something sensible but not knowing you were only expressing you empty-headedness.

      Have you ever heard anything like ‘tactical balance’ before in your life…? Or how do you think we managed to neutralize the guineans for good 90 mins without them being able to evem get a clear shot at goal, despite all the top players in their team from top clubs like Liverpool, napoli, frankfurt etc featuring…?

      We won a Guinean side that finished qualification UNBEATEN ahead of the like of CIV, without moving out of the 2nd gear, via a perfectly executed routine training ground corner kick against a side that needed to win at all cost and all you can offer is that waste of kilobytes of space that you just typed up there.

      When the Job of SE coach was advertised…why didnt you apply, since you know more than the coach….no pls tell us….why didnt you apply…???
      And for your information….Simon started ahead of Onyekuru because of his defensive qualities. Playing him meant we played 2 full backs on the right whenever we werent having the ball, and he did provided perfect defensive cover for Awaziem whom we all to not to be a natural full back. That was why Francois Kamano was left toothless and completely useless for the whole game before he was yanked off in the 2nd half. Simon played much of last season as a wing back and so that defensive side of his game came in handy reason why our major attacking outlet was Musa for majority of the match since he wasnt saddled with too much defensive duties.
      While our midfield did well to shackle Naby Keita et al whose quality we all know, it was expedient that we deny them space on the wings because the y have some very quick and dangerous wing forwards….and we also did that excellently well.
      You complain about misplaced passes…but most of them came from the final third…and mostly from Iwobi…otherwise our passes from the back to the middle and transition to attack were good and that is why we had a better pass completion rate than the guineans…and by the way pls tell us which teams ever has an 100% pass completion rate in a football match.

      For 3 years the coach has been with the team..and in those 3 years we have moved from 14th in Africa to 3rd and from not qualifying for ordinary AFCON 3 times in 7 years to being ranked 3rd in odds to win this AFCON. We have won about 60% of our matches and unbeaten on the continent for a greater part of those 3 years, despite facing the biggest sides on the continent both in friendlies and in competitive qualifiers. Yet the coach is senseless and tactless. Na you get sense pass am abi. LMAO. You really get sense.

      I know Mr Rohr will annoy you becuase he doesnt select your favorite players..(and who cares about you sef…you are not his employer)…and will keep annoying you till your annoyance makes you to hang yourself…because I know that with the rate the man is going, silently achieving results and raking up wins without bragging or breaking a sweat…you might have to go commit suicide one of these days. But wait ehn…dont be in a rush…he wont be coach forever…he will go someday, either he will be sacked…he will walk away or his contract will expire.

      And stop exposing your ignorance here…the wasnt sacked by any 4 african countries….he walked away from both Niger and B/faso, and his contract with Gabon expired after guiding them to their highest ever placing in AFCON (Q/finals). He also won the french lig 2 in the early 90s with Bordeaux, the UEFA cup silver medal with the same team in the mid 90s and the Swiss cup in the early 00s.
      He remains the only foreign coach we have hired who had a consistent club coaching career in europe. Even Westerhof was only an assistant coach in holland in one club that doesnt exist anymore when we hired him.
      There’s always a first time luck for every coach….Sarri hadnt won anything in football and was repeatedly being booted out of jobs, yet was hired by chelsea and eventually won a continental trophy.

      The highlight of your load of crap was this statement:
      “I would even prefer home based or nigerian coaches rather than rohr because the only bad thing about nigeria coaches is the habit of giving callups to wrong players because of money and the habit of collecting bribes but foreign coaches do not take Bribes”
      .
      If you cant commend rohr for not collecting bribes, for fielding the best players and for building a team with a bench that can swap with the 1st 11 without anyone noticing, then pls…go and see a psychologist or better still a psychiatrist.

       
      • Adeniyi 1 year ago

        Man yi. I really appreciate your football knowledge, you understand the game pretty well. But you could have made your points without your harsh words to the person you replied. No life is worth hanging because of football analysis. Let’s be civil and cautious of how we comport ourselves in public places…especially the social media.

        Rohr to me has been the most successful SE handler in recent years after the late Keshi. He makes mistakes but all great coaches also make mistakes. I see the Eagles getting stronger as the tournament progresses.

         
      • Daniel 1 year ago

        well said, and in fact i never saw it like that, even at that, i am not in support of his tactics, if you can observe closely, he started with the 11 players that gave him goal against Burundi, which from my judgement he thought he has found his first 11, he did not make any changes until 20 mins to the end of the match, used chuwueze in 10, bro, if it were result he was chasing, he got it at 20 mins to the end of the match. he can still play possessive football with the last 11 players and change just one or two guys in the attack, he played nonsense tactics and got same result, he can do more, to be he is not decisive and confuse

         
    • Emax 1 year ago

      You sound so stupid. Did u notice the industry of Moses, he was defending as well as attacking, Henry cannot give that. Don’t just open your mouth and talk without reasoning

       
    • some people just want to see their favourite player play and they dont care if it suits the game plan or the team formation. they care nothing about tactics all they want is to see their player dribble an opponent. so funny

       
  • BigD 1 year ago

    What’s wrong with Rohr? He doesn’t know our tradition?
    World Cup: qualify with 1 game left
    Nations Cup: same
    Now group stage: same
    What will calculator sellers do?
     Can’t be spoiling people market 

    Comment on twitter by Colin Udoh

     
  • Sunnyb 1 year ago

    @mr Nice, your right Moses was meant to track back to help the defense, onyekuru or Chukwueze would ve failed that assignment big time. Sammu losing possession carelessly would have put our defenders under serious pressure, Rohr was on the money in starting Simon.

     
  • @Ugu iwunze ur right, musa and simon should have make way for chukwueze and onyekuru… and iwobi shift out wide and mikel in… we that that attackin midfield is hard to play. it was clearly shown when chukwueze could not position like that inconsistent iwobi… when a key player found it difficult move him to his other position it will change the game instantly.

     
  • @Ugu iwunze ur right, musa and simon should have make way for chukwueze and onyekuru… and iwobi shift out wide and mikel in… we knw that attackin midfield is hard to play. it was clearly shown when chukwueze could not position like that inconsistent iwobi… when a key player found it difficult move him to his other position it will change the game instantly.

     
    • I mean if you look at Senegal’s Game you will see that, Nigeria has alot to do to reach the final with a coach like Rohr, I pray Nigeria avoids Senegal or Any other team i.e Egypt Ivory Coast etc. Because with Gernot Rohr’s Decisioin making we will be left picking the ball out of our net alot.

      I mean this coach takes tooo long to make a change first point, Secondly his choice of players to change Baffles me, I mean Iwobi was playing well for me in the middle. His first change should have been to bring on Mikel Obi for Musa and then Shift Iwobi out wide where Musa was. then bring on Chukwueze or Onyekuru for Moses Simon.

      Also why is Paul Onuachu ahead of Victor Osimhen in the pecking Order????.

      My people I am sorry to say but, if this continues ROhr’s Reading of the game then, Nigeria will stagnate in the Second Round and, would be lucky to reach Quarter Finals

       
    • ubah 1 year ago

      See another foolish chelsea fan from guinee,[email protected] oluwa

       
  • Sean 1 year ago

    Moses Simon we knew plays as a left winger for eagles but was used as a right winger yesterday, why?
    Rohr didn’t trust Awaziem 100%, during the first match, he committed 4 fouls in dangerous areas as a substitute. So Simon was there to help.
    The same Rohr once rated Onyekuru ahead of Simon during the qualifiers so..calm down.

     
  • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

    The same android phone coaches who could bet their life earnings for chukweze competing effectively with Iwobi for the attacking midfield role in the SE are the same ones ranting about why iwobi was subbed for Chukwueze, instead of Mikel….same mikel they all insulted in the last match for being ineffective in the attacking midfield potion and rohr for fielding him in such a position.
    Bunch of confused people. LMAO. That’s how hatred blights out common sense and sound reasoning.
    Its such a relief that they dont have any say whatsoever in the affair of the super eagles.

     
    • Peterside Udah 1 year ago

      Which one is android phone coaches again?
      What of me that I am using Apple Phone, where will you categorise me?

       
  • Abdulrazak 1 year ago

    People, please, ignore clowns like @ugo iwunze, @destiny, et al. These people have deep personal and professional problems and hate any form or measure of success or accomplishment. Whatever prescribed medications they are on is truly not working!

     
  • Omo9ja 1 year ago

    @Destiny, God bless you my brother. You are seeing what I’m seeing. Coach Rohr is a gambler. Tactically, the coach is not there. I appreciate his efforts but I’m not convinced.

    Yes we won 2 out of 3 matches but the display of the team is below the Super Eagles standard. No patern. Something is lacking in this team.

    Nobody hates Oga Rohr but we just have to let him know the truth. He has been in charge of the team 2 to 3 years and no different. Though, the results are there. We are ready to help the coach. We are ready to advise him. Hopefully he would listen. We will do our very best to make sure he’s a complete coach. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

      …like you helped and advised denerby to start the world cup with 0-3 loss and end it with 0-3 loss abi…? LMAO
      Pls keep your help and advice till wen the SE coaching seat is vacant…then you can apply and help yourself.

       
      • Peterside Udah 1 year ago

        The wise one will help and advise whoever he wants.
        Can’t you see what is unfolding before your eyes? 2 games and only 2 goals and you are happy.
        The all-seeing one is trying to open your eyes to the pestilence around you but rather than giving in to him, you are rebelling.
        Your rebellion will take you nowhere my friend.
        The sooner you start respecting your elders (particularly the prophetic ones) the better.
        Then the wealth of your football knowledge shall grow beyond your wildest dreams.

         
        • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

          ….you probably need a pair of high resolution glasses to see that those 2 goals in 2 games has earned us 6 points and a place in the next round already with a game to spare.
          Even mad people know that in the group stage of football tournaments like these, the no of points you garner take precedence over the no of goals you score. No one needs to have plenty of sense to know that.
          Guinea also has 2 goals in 2 games but are one leg out of AFCON.
          Spot the difference…!!! LMAO

           
          • @Dr Drey or Dr Dred Whatever you call yourself must you always insult people when they see things differently to you and your Almighty Genort Rohr and your lord and saviour @deo????, Please bros let @Peterside Udah educate you abit and listen attentively.

            Maybe you were not watching the same Afcon we are because, if you are true Nigerian ball lover, you will know that Nigeria is better than this.

            Abeg! enough is enough we are better than this shambolic struggling to beat and Burundi and Guinea the same Guinea Egypt thrashed 3-1 last week.

             
          • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

            Pls point out where I have mentioned your name and anyone’s name in this matter. Abi who call u put for this matter now..?

            Obviously we are not watching the same AFCON…you are watching the AFCON with so much hate in your heart that everything that is done or undone is wrong in your eyes.
            Did we not also beat the same Egypt a few weeks ago..?
            Is it not the same no of points we have with the same Egypt..?
            Have we not qualified for the same 2nd round with your almighty Egypt..?
            The same Egypt you are ranting about has 3 goals in 2 games (against teams that are in the same level as the ones we have played…Zimbabwe and Burundi are on the same level…same as Guinea and DRC)…so what crap are you then blowing your brains out about..? Whats all the fuss..???

            You complain about even the coaches heart beat…whats your business..? are you the one who employed him..? Is he not producing results. If you knew better than him why didnt you apply for the job..? Yours has gone beyond constructive criticism to pure hatred.

            We had to collapse our 433 formation to a flat 442 to contain the increase number of out and out attacking players the Guineans threw-in to try to equalize….yet you complain. You have been advocating for your tin-god Chuwkueze to play as an attacking midfielder since…he was thrown in into the fray as replacement for iwobi that you claimed was plaiying nonsese, and guess what, out midfield collapsed….yet you complain. The mikel that you complained isnt effective as a no 10 is the same one you are now advocating to have replaced iwobi….are you ok at all..? and why wont Onuachu start ahead of Osimhen..? isnt he taller and would do better as a target man to hold up long balls from the back..? Are you with them in camp and in training to know who and who is best fit for what and what situations…???

            Pls go and educate yourself first before you come here to post crap.

            Initially you were ranting about your almighty lord and savior chukwueze and cursing everyone on this forum because of him…..as if he will single-handedly deliver the trophy…at least we have seen him now. Now, like the fair weather hypocrite you are, it is onyekuru and osimhen you are ranting about now as if more than 11 players can be featured at once or as if all 8 forwards in the team must should feature, or as if they will.
            Left to you, only your favorite players must be featured, even if it will affect the tactical balance of the team or even if it will weaken the defensive set up of the team. Even a sensless person knows that Simon started over Henry because he can be defensively better and provide better cover for Awaziem who isnt much of a full back. The no 1 law in football is that if you dont conceed, you dont loose, so wouldnt we first safegaurd our defence before attacking…or should we overload our attack and weaken our defence…?

            If you are not pleased with the SE…pls go and smash you TV on the ground when. When Rohr eventually is fired just as you wish we will let you know.

            Because with the level of hatred you have in you at the moment, i fear you might drink rat poison one of these days, since the eagles have refused to lose.

             
    • Oakfield 1 year ago

      A coach that has achieved so much for a country that used to struggle to qualify for tourneys in recent years before he came on board has enemies, this is just ridiculous! I now know that no matter how good u are, no matter how successful u are, no matter how unbiased u are, you’ll still have enemies. You’ll still have enemies that have sleepless nights bcos of your achievements, you’ll still have them bcos you haven’t failed or slipped So that they can have the opportunity to sell their bad market. Anybody born of a woman that has the guts to condemn Mr rohr for no justifiable reason would never see good in their lives. In fact, they’d never know what success tastes like in their lives bocos of their evil and wicked hearts. This is the reason why Nigeria is a shit hole. You have a bunch of wicked people who know the right thing to do and the right people to appoint to achieve results but will wickedly fail to do so bcos they hate light, bcos they hate to see the prosperity of others, bcos their are just evil!!! @UGO iwunze, omo9Ja and your clan, i put it to you that you are evil! You’ll never know the taste if success until you learn how to appreciate other people’s success and achievements. I rest my case!

       
      • thepotter 1 year ago

        Oakfield or whatever you call yourself, you must be a fool. All in the name of soccer, you have to degenerate to the level of raining curses on people? You obviously are not well. You people are the problems in this world; people who cannot appreciate the beauty of diversity and difference in opinions. Must everyone body think the same way? While some are convinced, some are not. It’s a fact of life

         
        • Oakfield 1 year ago

          You have a problem, Harry Potter….

           
          • @Oakfield You are an ingrate and, descending into a cursing battle with you brings me to your level I will not say anything to you other than any curse you hail ion somebody comes back to you 10 fold.

             
  • John oluwasola 1 year ago

    My understanding on the assessment

    To me Rohr is not that tactically sound for this reasons

    It was obvious we needed to substitute iwobi,chikueze came and became unknown throughout. He’s never a mid filder

    Subtituting ighalo is fine, why onuacha that always Stand to receive ball contributing nothing to midfield and forward .When we are under pressure

    Simon Moses could not cut through the defense all through… While we have guys who could do that .He should have been substituted

    Now why we are leading and pressure where on the middle and back receiving yellows bringing in a creative mildfilder will have grant us advantage on counter attack

    Starting Musa from the beginning never effective than bringing in him. He reads match better

    Finally he does substitution late,always want to defend a goal than to score more.
    # Defensively He’s good.. He needs to understand importance of milfied to strikers connecting to wingers.and play then in their positions. Stop ply hide and seek game. Football is developed to that

    Finally he experiment alot.Never have a good decisions making. Changes formation and player positions almost everytime. That cost us the our first and last match at Russia.(And this Sunday Expect another deep changes)
    In all I wish them good luck….

     
  • I mean if you look at Senegal’s Game you will see that, Nigeria has alot to do to reach the final with a coach like Rohr, I pray Nigeria avoids Senegal or Any other team i.e Egypt Ivory Coast etc. Because with Gernot Rohr’s Decisioin making we will be left picking the ball out of our net alot.

    I mean this coach takes tooo long to make a change first point, Secondly his choice of players to change Baffles me, I mean Iwobi was playing well for me in the middle. His first change should have been to bring on Mikel Obi for Musa and then Shift Iwobi out wide where Musa was. then bring on Chukwueze or Onyekuru for Moses Simon.

    Also why is Paul Onuachu ahead of Victor Osimhen in the pecking Order????.

    My people I am sorry to say but, if this continues ROhr’s Reading of the game then, Nigeria will stagnate in the Second Round and, would be lucky to reach Quarter Final

     
    • Ndubuisi 1 year ago

      You better relocate to Senegal and leave us alone. What has your Senegal achieved in soccer. If they win it this time have they achieved what others including Nigeria has not achieved before? Answer me. Senegal has played only one match though they impressed but that does not mean they’ve won the cup. Nigeria is known to raise their game when they meet bigger opposition. Friendly match loss to Senegal is not a yardstick to measure Eagles strength. The team has character and will be very difficult to beat in this tournament. We have watched all the teams and we know the pretenders and contenders. Let the real show begin from next round. We have a strong bench and tactically sound coach. Don’t pray we avoid any of the team you mentioned cos we will not avoid them if we are to carry the cup. @ugo I will advice you to free your mind cos of medical implication of a heavy heart. Hp, cardiovascular problem and possibly stroke. We don’t want or wish any of this to happen to you after all life goes on after football. I have noticed many of you are pained in heart and mind and filled with hate pls take my professional advice.

       
    • ubah 1 year ago

      @ugo iwunze,bia this ewu mechie onu na ina ete ndi igbo ure,who are u to educate mighty Dr drey,he knw this game more than u and ur guys

       
      • @Uba Mbgo Piafugwa Gi dia anumanu, enyi ma E dirim gi ebe a. Ekwela ka’m hu gi n’uzo .anyway a word is enough for the wise

        Gernot Rohr really needs to improve.A week ago, I remember someone saying that Abdulahi Shehu can displace Onyinye Ndidi in the holding Midfeild I think it was @deo and @Dr Dred when, I challenged them to that comment and Said that Onyinye Ndidi is our Star Midfielder The whole forum descended on me I hope you all saw that yesterday Nigeria does not posses a Midfielder like Ndidi infact in this tournament he is the Best DM and probably one of the b est in the World he has definitely proved to be the best in England 2 seasons in a row an d it showed yesterday.

        But bros I know ball and the way we play does not bring out confidence in me. Time will tell in order to be the best you have to beat the best. we will surely meet better teams than Burundi, Guinea (Conakry) and Madagascar on route to the final then, Rohr will have to show up. Firstly it will start from his Pre-match conference. He will have to ginger the boys and not strike fear into them. Knowing him he start saying Senegal is star studded with Mane and co and we Nigeria are a Young squad Blah Blah Blah .This Coach has a loser mentality and it shows in his reading of a game. If he scores against a better team and reverts to defending a slender lead we are out.

        Gernot Rohr needs to read a game BETTER PERIOD!

         
        • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

          Olodo, bloody Lair…isnt it just last week here…? pls go copy the post where I ever argued with you that Abduhlahi will displace Ndidi in the midfield and paste it here for us to see.
          I put it to you that your are nothing but a bold faced lair…!

           
          • deo 2 weeks ago
            _Top 10 potential surprises in Egypt_

            Tournaments throws up surprises. Who would have thought that Ike Uche would only play a bit-part role in Afcon 2013 or that homebased Sunday Mba would become a national hero in the same Afcon.

            Here are 10 of my potential surprises ahead of Afcon 2019.

            1) Jamilu Collins could under-perform leading to Moses Simon being tried out at left full-back and ending up to be a success for the rest of the tournament.

            2) Much to the horror of many fans, Akpeyi could end up being the number one in Egypt and actually perform well.

            3) Ighalo could fail to find his Scroring Boots leaving the door open to Osimhen who ends up with the tournament’s golden boots award.

            4) Chukwueze could flop big time leaving many to wonder what all the fuss about his inclusion was about.

            5) John Ogu scoring a wonder long range rocket after coming in as a substitute and then going on to bench Ndidi for the rest of the tournament.

            6) Musa ran without purpose several times allowing Onyekuru to outshine him.

            7) Omeruo finally earned starting spots ahead of Balogun apart from inconsequential matches.

            8) Nigeria going all the way to the semi-finals without Paul Onuachu kicking the ball for 1 second.

            9) Iwobi banishing his hot-cold form to maintain consistent high standards throughout the tournament.

            10) Shehu Abdullahi claiming a spot in defensive midfield and shinning like a million stars.

            REPLY
            Ugo Iwunze 2 weeks ago
            @deo your write ups are that of a nincompoop sometimes, this was the cherry on top for me regarding some of the nonse you write.. ” Chukwueze could flop big time leaving many to wonder what all the fuss about his inclusion was about”.= WHAT UTTER TRASH IS THIS??????

            The fact that you actually wish Chukwueze will to flop makes me wonder if you have sense at all. Chukwueze will shine like a million stars. So you think Shehu can displace Ndidi well you have another thing coming Ndidi is a world beater so is Chukwueze. So your wish will not come to past Ndidi and Mikel are indispensable fo the Super Eagles in the Afcon 2019 this will be a fitting end for Oga Mikel’s Career with the Eagles . Another thing, Aina will displace Shehu thats also in the writing. Lets wait and see

            REPLY

            I never Lie My brother you were one of @deo biggest supporters insultiog me up and down my brother I do not Lie!!!

             
          • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

            Mr…can I ask you a few questions…?
            …do you have eyes at all…? If yes, do they see..? If yes, do you have a brain…? If yes, does your brain interpretes what your eyes see..? Finally, do you comprehend English at all…?
            Read your statement above
            .
            “I remember someone saying that Abdulahi Shehu can displace Onyinye Ndidi in the holding Midfeild I think it was @deo and @Dr Dred”
            .
            Pls point our where Dr Drey’s name or comments appeared in the thread you’ve copied and pasted to vindicate yourself.

            Otherwise I put it to you that the answer to 1 or more of the questions I asked above must definitely be NO.
            Seriously,you are not worth anybody’s time….it’s not an insult, it’s a compliment…!

             
        • ubah 1 year ago

          Mighty @Dr drey i told u guys that this @ugo iwunze is not frm nija,he is one of this ghanians yahoo boys,he just come in this forum to take a brake,he knw nothing in football

           
  • tayo 1 year ago

    @Dr drey thank you for the matured and well detailed response to those enemy of progress. The truth is God has shut their mouth. omo9ja appearing in different names as destiny, ugo iwunze, Peterside idah etc you can see that from their comments.They are truly confused but they sha want to say something even if it is senseless

     
  • Afeez 1 year ago

    Dr. Drey, you are awesome! I am really enjoying your response to haters’ comments. Haters of GR should go and hug transformer or disown the country.

     
  • i dont have much complaints about the coaches selection, i see that he always picks the most inform player per game. rohr is not a respecter of names, he is only interested in what you can do on the field of play. his selection of simon over chukwueze was tactical. simom is good on the wings and a better crosser of the ball than chukwueze, plus he is stronger and defends much better. he was the best suited for the game and it showed. plus he got the assist for the winning goal. the one issue i had was rohrs decision to put in chukwueze for iwobi when we needed a central mid-fielder like ogu or mikel to see of the game. he needs to check his subs so as not to expose his team next time. by the end of this competition i expect coach rohr to look for alternatives to iwobi and mikel inn the creative mid-field position. mikel is slow and about leaving the team while iwobi isnt strong on the ball especially in games against african sides.he will still be in the team but if we get another player that is better, it might make him work harder and improve.
    anyway, i look forward to seeing the changes coach rohr will make on sunday. i expect to see a completely different front line comprising of players like: oshimeh, onyekuru and kalu, what a dangerous combination. ogu will probably play along side mikel and etebo in mid-field. i hope to see collins play as well, with the oyibo wall returning so that omeruo may get some rest. awaziem should also play so as to continue his education on the right side of defence and finally, ezenwa should be between the sticks so we can see if he is actually better than akpeyi. good luck eagles. go for the cup.

     
  • whether you like rohr or not he has proven to us that he knows how tom pick a winning team and his tactics work. the teams we have played are all solid teams. and least we forget rankings dont play football, teams do!

     
  • Cabral 1 year ago

    Congrats to Nigeria,
    It was a tricky game but SE managed it well. Rohr may not be the most spectacular coach but made a very balanced team against the Syli.
    Nigerians should be patient with him till 2022 to maybe reached the semis of the WC 2022 in Qatar.
    I remember Brazil after 1970 waited until 1994 to win it again with very defensive and unspectacular oriented Parreira. Guinea’s coach reduced his opinions by not selecting any other offensive midfield player than Naby Keita who is not 100%. Hope they still make it to the best of 16

     
  • Gritty 1 year ago

    Kudos to Coach Rhor and Super Eagles! Pls sir bring in Osimhen, Onyekuru, Kalu, Collins, Uzoho/Ezenwa in our game against Madagascar. Some of these players like Osimhen (19 goals) and Onyekuru came to camp with a great form in goals and trophy (Onyekuru) under their belt and we can’t afford to watch them waste on the bench. Thank you sir, pls give Chukwueze more opportunity at the attacking midfield role as I strongly believe he has the skills, pace and tenacity for such role.

    Pls our players, especially the final 3, need to train to be more clinical at the box. Pls Iwobi, Chukwueze, Igalo, Musa and co haven’t you learnt how to use R² to score goals or don’t you watch your top colleagues in club do it (also see Egypt’s 1st goal in their first Match? Again thanks to Omeruo for the header,the team has to practice more on set pieces and penalties as we move to the knock out.
    God bless you and your team sir!!!

     
    • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

      Wow…Isn’t this how to constructively criticize a team…?
      This is how to know those who have the entire team at heart and those who have only their favorite players at heart….those who want to constructively see the team get better and those who want the team to crumble so that they can rejoice and boast that they predicted the failure.
      Kudos to you @ Gritty. You’ve earned my respect..!

       
  • My view is that the SE haven’t really quite hit the first gear. I know there’s so much potential than being displayed at the moment. They seem to be operating at gear 2 or 3 at the moment. Maybe it’s the bonus issues and they’re still warming up to get into their elements. I’m not sure we’ve been this spoilt for choices in a long while. Or how many African countries can afford to decamp a Leicester City striker (Kelechi) or bench a Udinese first 11 starter (Ekong)?

    Thank God the money issues have been or about to be settled. Hoping to see the SE with all guns blazing on Sunday and in the round of 16. I’ve watched all the teams so far and I can categorically say only Egypt and Senegal are near or about the same level with the tactical and mature play of the SE – although just as in life the best team doesn’t always win. You’ll always need some elements of luck or grace. The Guinean team played with a different goalkeeper yesterday. Perhaps if they had used the one that played against Madagascar, all those close shots by Iwobi and co would have gone in to make it a probable 3-1 win for Nigeria.

     
    • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

      Actually Kel, we’ve had those talents in abundance, unfortunately, bribery and other personal interests has denied us the opportunity of having a team whose bench can replace the 1st 11 and no one will notice.
      What our past coaches always do when going for tournaments like these it to select 13 Excellent players and 10 cheerleaders whose bonuses and allowances will be shared by the coaches. 11 of those 13 excellent ones will be regular starters while the remaining 2 will be impact subs. The others will only be featured, when something really bad goes wrong with the other 13 to showcase them to scouts and agents with a caveat that the coach gets a percentage from their future transfers. By a stroke of luck, those cheer leaders can play out of their skins and over perform, more to the benefit of the coach.
      We will only be lying to ourselves if we want to deny these things

       
      • Ayphillydegreat 1 year ago

        LEEEMAOO!! Dr. Drey you no go kill me with laugh. Local coaches will always select 13 excellent players and 10 cheerleaders. The last time a SuperEagles bench is this good was in USA 94 and Atlanta 96 when we had the real DreamTeam. Another thing of note over the two games is defensive solidarity. Can’t remember a SuperEagles defense this strong and water tight even with Akpeyi in goal!!!!! And kudos to Ndidi and Etebo. They played Naby Keita and Diawara out of the midfield and the game entirely. 

         
      • Mr Hush 1 year ago

        I do understand the worry of some of our fellow compatriots,but there are always two angles to a view; what you see is all matter of perception and perception never alters reality.

        There is the view that the super Eagles hasn’t been playing well. The coach team selection is flawed or slow to response or the coach substitutions makes no sense.

        And there is the other angle which sees that the coach tactics have always come to fruition,due to the fact that the Super Eagles always gets the results needed..

        My view is simple.
        A tournament only remembers the winner;how the match is won is secondary.as long as the match is won.the goal is achieved.
        Secondly, we all know that the Super Eagles based have been hampered with injuries and illness which is no ones fault,unless we want to blame nature for being nature.
        With that in mind,we should see that the boys and the coach have really tried,by managing such and still getting the results.

        I don’t know,but it is not like everyone that has played in this tournament have been thoroughly majestic(if I can use it that way).Egypt that has won two,had to grind the results themselves.
        Yes Senegal has a good first game,so did Mali,Cameroon,Ivory Coast  ,Algeria,Not  so Morocco ,but you can only beat what is in front of you.
        Every game is different.
        Those aforementioned team would definitely play their second games and such,then we see how things turn out.

        For me, the Super Eagles haven’t let me down;though there is always room for improvement,but I see a lot of positive.
        The defence is solid. We are tactically disciplined (I know most would disagree,but it I should true). We got a solid bench. And don’t forget the elephant on the room; we always get the job done. That’s vital.that is why we are here,to get the job done. It might not be beautiful like we want it, but sometimes good things happen through the most ugliest means;as long as it comes out good..

        Let’s keep the criticisms coming,but only when necessary,and not hateful or vengeful criticism. One to teach and learn from.
        But let’s be more positive and supportive. And let’s see how it goes.
        For now, 2 out of 2; ain’t nothing better than that…I assure you,Guinea,Dr Congo,Ghana, don’t mind being Super Eagles right now…

         
  • Oakfield 1 year ago

    A coach that has achieved so much for a country that used to struggle to qualify for tourneys in recent years before he came on board has enemies, this is just ridiculous! I now know that no matter how good u are, no matter how successful u are, no matter how unbiased u are, you’ll still have enemies. You’ll still have enemies that have sleepless nights bcos of your achievements, you’ll still have them bcos you haven’t failed or slipped So that they can have the opportunity to sell their bad market. Anybody born of a woman that has the guts to condemn Mr rohr for no justifiable reason would never see good in their lives. In fact, they’d never know what success tastes like in their lives bocos of their evil and wicked hearts. This is the reason why Nigeria is a shit hole. You have a bunch of wicked people who know the right thing to do and the right people to appoint to achieve results but will wickedly fail to do so bcos they hate light, bcos they hate to see the prosperity of others, bcos their are just evil!!! @UGO iwunze, omo9Ja and your clan, i put it to you that you are evil! You’ll never know the taste if success until you learn how to appreciate other people’s success and achievements. The bad news is, he ll continue making giant strides while u continue wallowing in abject shame.

     
    • Ayphillydegreat 1 year ago

      My brother don’t worry yourself about those enemies of progress. Chief Zebrudaya and his cohorts are just bunch of evil tyrants living in a cave. You can tell that most of their comments are from Stone Age dictionary. Even Jesus Christ had such people during his days so no surprise here.

      One thing I also noticed yesterday was the tactical discipline of the coach. When the SuperEagles defend they become a back five, when they attack they become a back three with Awaziem mopping up for Omeruo and Balogun. Simon and Aina mostly playing like wing backs, defend when it matters and attack when it matters.

      It may not look pretty, but that is why countries like Italy and Germany have won 8 WorldCups while Holland with their beautiful football don’t have none. I don’t know if I’m the only one loving the SuperEagles the way they are playing right now. Any other person wey no like the way we’re playing and getting results should go and jump in the Atlantic Ocean. 

       
  • Ololo 1 year ago

    Dr drey that’s so correct.. Our local coaches killed Nigerian football. Imagine we couldn’t qualify for common afcon consecutive times. No wonder most African nation would always prefer to appoint foreign coaches. What is wrong with us Africans. Even me writing I’m not sure when I see millions coming from a player if I would be able to say no to him. Just imagine how salisu yusuf disgraced himself.. Those who planned his disgrace knew he would fall to it that why they had cameras in their chest pocket he has been doing it for long most probably and they didn’t have camera to show him to the world… One perculair example was FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 late keshi went to world cup with Gabriel Ruben, nwafor, azezz, and one raggea looking guy like that resembling flavour.. Even if we were not there when he took the bribe what business does these players have to do in world cup not even qualifier world cup for that matter. His formula was simple keshi knew Nigeria can’t win World Cup so he better makes his pure cash he took 11 to 14 good players and the remaining he took chaff.. Immediately onazi got injured around 70 something min when we were pressing France really hard there was no replacement.. Ruben Gabriel was brought in. We collect two goals immediately. What business does Ruben Gabriel have to do in world cup an amateur player when joal obi was at his peak. So I understand where Dr drey is coming from.

     
  • Larry 1 year ago

    I respect Coach Rohr’s courage and consideration for consistency in training over names and clamours by some ethic jingoist. The match against Guinea brought back memories of the complete football style of play the golden generation of SE was known for.
    Replacing Ekong with Balogun brought significant stability to our backline. Balogun is an experience german-breed and he has never disappointed us. Awaziem has really improved.
    Replacing Chukwueze with Simeon gave us some width in defences and attack.
    Replacing Mikel with Iwobi increased the speed and enabler Ndidi and Etebo to Express themselves fully.
    We all know Musa has been the global face of SE for the past four years.
    The SE will get better as AFCON progresses.
    Our post-Afcon focus area will be better goal-keepers, more attacking midfielders and better bench.

     
    • Mr Hush 1 year ago

      Very apt @Larry
      I must commend the fact that you are already looking beyond the Afcon..
      It shows you see what the Super Eagles has become to be in just Little over three years.
      We fail to Remember where we were some four years back ,and a man who forgets where he is coming from,doesn’t know where he is heading to..
      Nigerians are gradually falling in love back with the Super Eagles and Africa is beginning to take notice. 

      Yes down the years,we have always been there,but we lack that consistency that would really make us a force. Keshi’s 2013 win was suddenly turned to keshi’s disaster when we failed to even qualify for the next Afcon to defend our title.

      But for the last 3yrs we have been consistent.(with regards to the African continent) We don’t have no home and away. And that consistency carries on till this Afcon.
      I am one who believes in trusting the process,cause the process always brings out results,no matter how hard or dirty (permit my English). The results is all we root for.

      And this Super Eagles is on the right path,albeit some room for improvement; but even the best needs some tweaking here and there to remain the best.knowledge is a continuous process,and life is not stuck.it is all good.

       
  • Larry 1 year ago

    **ethnic jingoist**

     
    • Ayphillydegreat 1 year ago

      Awaziem reminds me of the great Taribo West. No nonsense, No looking face. He was very vocal with the referee and the Guinean players. Very solid in tackles, teeth grinding chop anybody’s head off kinda defender. He also knows how to play from the back like Balogun. That’s how you measure a coach working for now and the future. Balogun will leave soon Awaziem can be a capable replacement at center back.

       
  • Superflint 1 year ago

    Eagles get to start taking their chances because they wasted many in their last 2 games .
    They will pay dearly for missed chances against better opponents as the competition progresses if they fail to take chances.