AFCON 2021: Why Nigerians Must Give Credit To Rohr – Eguavoen

Date: 20-01-2022 2:10 pm (4 months ago) | Author: Abasiodu Sunday
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Austin Eguavoen, the Super Eagles interim boss, has urged Nigerians to give credit to former coach, Gernot Rohr, because he put the national team together.

Eguavoen said this after Nigeria defeated Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tie on Wednesday night.

Recall that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) appointed Eguavoen on an interim basis after sacking Rohr last December.

Eguavoen’s side have been the most impressive side in the 2021 AFCON so far after winning all of their three group games against Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau, scoring six goals and conceding just one.

Eguavoen has received all the compliments for the team’s brilliant performance in Cameroon but the 56-year-old has now insisted that it wouldn’t have been possible without his predecessor Rohr.

“There is no way we are not going to give Gernot Rohr credit because he’s the one who put this team together,” Eguavoen said at his post-match press conference after Nigeria’s win over Guinea-Bissau.

“We still inherited a team of about 98% Gernot Rohr together, so there is no way we are going to leave Gernot Rohr out of this.

“He did a good job assembling these boys, but it’s quite unfortunate what has happened.

“And if we win the Africa Cup of Nations, it’s for everyone, not just me alone.”

Posted: at 20-01-2022 02:10 PM (4 months ago) | Gistmaniac
- gogoman at 20-01-2022 05:23 PM (4 months ago)
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Posted: at 20-01-2022 05:23 PM (4 months ago) | Addicted Hero
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- nabeng21 at 20-01-2022 06:25 PM (4 months ago)
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And when we win not if we win! The odds are in Nigeria's favour.
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- Boi2Man at 21-01-2022 04:56 AM (4 months ago)
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He put a team he never believed in together. I still remember him saying that Nigeria doesn’t have players playing in big clubs in EPL  or some top clubs in Europe. It would be disastrous had he led the Super Eagles to Cameroon.
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- kosoro1 at 21-01-2022 09:14 AM (4 months ago)
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I hope this team wins the nations cup, am worried we don't have a bench, apart from the starting line up which played against Egypt in the opener, the performance of the other players were not too fantastic
Posted: at 21-01-2022 09:14 AM (4 months ago) | Newbie
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