Rohr : It’s Still Possible I Can Coach The Super Eagles Again In The Future

Benin Republic national team head coach, Gernot Rohr reveals he may still return as Super Eagles head coach sometime in the future; reports.

Rohr was in charge when the Cheetahs of Benin Republic shockingly defeated Nigeria on Matchday 4 of their 2026 FIFA world cup qualifier fixture in Abidjan.

Rohr expressed excitement after meeting with his players just after the crucial qualifier.

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According to the Franco-German tactician, possibility of returning as Super Eagles coach on a second stint is still possible as far as he’s still in the coaching profession.

Rohr upbeat Nigeria can win the 2023 AFCON
Gernot Rohr

Rohr talks about Super Eagles opportunity

“Despite the friendship I have with most of the boys, despite the good memories, I cannot say that because I’m under contract with Benin.

“I have a contract until 2026, and I always respect my contracts. Anything can happen in football, all is possible, and you always can find solution, even if there are contracts. But for the moment, all my concentration, all my work is for Benin Republic, and this is a question which is not possible to answer,” Rohr was quoted by PUNCH Nigeria.

Speaking about the poor performances of the Super Eagles, Rohr talked about the qualities of coach Finidi George.

Based on his statement, Finidi may be doing his best; but his best isn’t working due to some reasons.

The football guru highlighted Super Eagles lack of concentration especially in their defensive department.

“I think it’s a problem of lack of concentration, sometimes defensively. Personally, I was happy to see (Alex) Iwobi and (Samuel) Chukwueze go out of the pitch because they were the two most dangerous players.

“The players who came in were also good. Sometimes you know the coach is doing the best but I think it’s not working, that can happen. The Benin Republic team is very young and fresh like I told you, a little bit like Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup,” he said.

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho during training

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He added, “We had the youngest team in the world with no big profile players, but we have a very good right-back against (Ademola) Lookman and he did so well at 19. He was groomed in a Lagos academy and we have (Junior) Olaitan, the left winger who is from Lagos. Tosin Aiyegun is also from Nigeria, it’s just like a derby where you have different situations giving motivation to the players.”

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