Gernot Rohr Takes Fresh Dig at Super Eagles Days After Being Sacked as Coach

Gernot Rohr Takes Fresh Dig at Super Eagles Days After Being Sacked as Coach

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has explained that Nigeria don't have bigger players playing for top clubs
  • The German stated that Nigerian players are not playing for clubs like Manchester United and Barcelona
  • Gernot Rohr was recently sacked as the Super Eagles coach and was replaced with former international Eguavoen

Gernot Rohr has taken a fresh dig at the Super Eagles of Nigeria hours to their first game at AFCON against Egypt as he claimed that the country don't have big stars in the round leather game.

After five years in charge of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr was fired last year by the Nigerian Football Federation who claimed that the German lost control of the dressing room.

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Gernot Rohr while in charge of the Super Eagles. Photo: Osodi
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The former Burkina Faso coach took Super Eagles to two tournaments which was the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

What were the results Nigeria got under Rohr?

At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the Super Eagles of Nigeria failed to qualify from the group stage, and at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt, they finished as third best.

According to the report on Daily Post and GOAL, Gernot Rohr explained that Nigeria don't have players in bigger clubs like Manchester United, Manchester City and Barcelona.

Gernot Rohr's reaction to Super Eagles

“Nigeria don’t have these big stars like Jay-Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu or Victor Ikpeba. Wilfried Ndidi isn’t yet a star, Kelechi Iheanacho not yet either.
“They don’t have any players in Liverpool, Manchester, Munich or Chelsea, which is the case for Senegal, Egypt, and Ivory Coast.
“The biggest clubs are perhaps Leicester, or possibly Napoli with Victor Osimhen.''

Okocha makes stunning reaction to Nigeria's win over Egypt at AFCON

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Augustine Eguavoen who is the interim Super Eagles coach was saluted by former international Okocha for his tactics against Egypt in their first game at the AFCON.

Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Tuesday evening, January 11, impressive in their match against Egypt as Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winner.

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah was not given the chance to operate as defender Ola Aina caged the former Chelsea and Roma star.

Okocha explained that Augustine Eguavoen made his day with his selection and instruction given to his players against Egypt.

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