Gernot Rohr : Super Eagles Haven’t Really Made Much Progress After My Sack

Franco-German manager Gernot Rohr, opens up on the progress of the Super Eagles post his exit as the head coach; reports.

Gernot Rohr was manager of the Super Eagles for over three years; and during this time he led the team to a semi-final AFCON finish in 2019.

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Following the exit of Rohr, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) appointed it’s technical director Austin Egueavoen as interim coach.

The former Super Eagles defender headed the team at the 2022 AFCON in Cameroon; and 2022 world cup qualifier fixture against Ghana.

Gernot Rohr upbeat Nigeria can win the 2023 AFCON
Gernot Rohr

After Egueavoen, Portuguese tactician Jose Peseiro took charge, and led Nigeria to its first ever AFCON final since 2013.

And reaching the AFCON final, according to Rohr, wasn’t the progress the Super Eagles officials anticipated when he was sacked .

What Gernot Rohr said about Super Eagles progress post his reign

“They haven’t really made the progress that they thought when I was asked to leave. It is still more of the players I left behind and a style that wasn’t their best at the AFCON”, Gernot Rohr said.

“They (Super Eagles) are just two points behind the group leaders and that is an advantage they can cancel in the next round of games. You can’t write off a team with the quality of the Nigerian side. Every team in the group knows this”, he concluded.

In a related story, candidate for the Super Eagles coaching job, Emmanuel Amuneke opens up on his intention for the three-time African champions.

According to the former Sporting Lisbon winger, he is interested, but not desperate to land the Super Eagles job.

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Emmanuel Amuneke

According to Amuneke, Nigerian talents scattered across the globe, a lot of professional capacity, technical expertise and consultation would be required to harness the talents.

“The Super Eagles’ upcoming World Cup qualification matches against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa and their counterparts from Benin Republic would necessitate the appointment of a substantive coach who would also need some time to put the house in order for best results.

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“I am not desperate to be Super Eagles coach, though I nurse the ambition to coach.

“If I have the opportunity to serve my fatherland , I will accept it and deliver my all,” the former FC Barcelona winger said.

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