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Super Eagles Boss Rohr Is Very Angry With Iheanacho (See Reason)

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has questioned Kelechi Iheanacho’s professionalism, after leaving him out of the squad for the matches against Seychelles and Egypt. Rohr stated this while speaking at the pre-match conference yesterday ahead of Friday’s game against Seychelles. He said Iheanacho was left out of his squad to help him force his way into Brendan Rodgers’s plan at Leicester City. “We know Kelechi, for the moment, I think he is playing in a club where at the moment there’s a new coach. It would be better for him to show in this FIFA window at home, in his club ‎to his new coach, the new manager who’s coming that he wants to get back into the starting team of Leicester. I think it was a good moment for him to stay there. “But also we are not really satisfied with his...

Super Eagles Boss Gernot Rohr Reveals 2 Countries That Can Win Africa Cup Of Nations

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has admited that Nigeria is not one of the favourites, to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Rohr stated this at a pre-match news conference today in Asaba, ahead of their final 2019 AFCON qualifier against Seychelles on Friday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. Moroccan national team coach, Herve Renard, had tipped Nigeria and Senegal as favourites to win the tournament. But Rohr, responding to Renard’s remarks, said though the Super Eagles have improved since their outing at the last World Cup in Russia, a lot of work still needs to be done. “We have to work, we have young players in the team, most of them new in the team. “It is not easy to go to a major tournament and win, most especially when we don’t have a player playing in th...

Gernot Rohr Makes Demands From Super Eagles Squad Ahead Of Must Win Seychelles Clash

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has asked his team to attack Seychelles from the blast of the referee’s whistle. Nigeria takes on the small island nation in their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Friday in Asaba, Delta state. Seychelles conceded 11 goals in their two away games in the qualifying series, five against Libya and six against South Africa. Rohr wants his players to do better, even on a small pitch. “I want to see the team go forward to score goals on a pitch which is not the biggest. “We want to find find spaces tactically behind this defence of Seychelles. “It will not be easy, they have prepared their team very well since the beginning of March in Ethiopia and they have had a long preparation,” the German told ESPN. The group draw for AFCON 2019 will...

Gernot Rohr Finally Reveals Why He Doesn’t Invite Nigeria League Players To Super Eagles

Ahead of Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles, head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has explained why it is difficult for him to call up players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Rohr, speaking with SportingLife, said the domestic league is not professionally run, while most of the clubs lack the necessary infrastructures. He also admitted the players lack exposure to quality training and match conditions. “I can tell you that it is not easy for the local players when you see the conditions they have to play. Playing on old astro-turf, not able to play for up to six months because the league is on break, how will they be fit and be able to compete with the players from Europe, who have the best competitions for training, playing, orga...

Super Eagles Coach Give Reasons Why He Does Invite Home Based Players To The National Team

Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has blamed lack of patience on the part of the homebased players as one of the reasons why he has not been inviting them to the national team. Rohr also said lack of action in the Nigeria Professional Football League also played a big role in his decision to stick with the foreign – based stars most of the times. Speaking with journalists at the weekend, Rohr said since his appointment two years ago, he had invited about 22 home-based players from the NPFL, but after just a cap, the next thing the players do is to travel outside the country. He added that such players could not be called home-based again and the technical crew would have to start again with new set of footballers from the domestic league. Rohr also argued that it was tough to get fit play...

WE DON SHOW! Ighalo, Iwobi Arrive Camp For Super Eagles Clash Against Seychelles

Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, and Semi Ajayi were among the first arrivals in the Super Eagles’ camp in Asaba on Monday ahead of Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Seychelles. The team take on the Pirates of Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium from 4p.m. on Friday. A statement by Ademola Olajire NFF’s Director of Communications said that nine players, including forward Ighalo, and midfielders Iwobi and Ajayi were among first arrivals at the team’s camp in Asaba. “Goalkeepers Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi are all in town, as well as home –based professionals Ikouwem Utin, Ndifreke Effiong and Valentine Ozornwafor. “The bulk of the invited group of 23 will come in on Tuesday, with the international friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt o...

HE IS HERE! Gernot Rohr Arrives Nigeria Ahead Of Our Matches Against Seychelles & Egypt

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, arrived in the country yesterday to begin preparations for Nigeria’s 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) last qualifying match against Seychelles, as well as the international friendly against Egypt this weekend in Asaba. The Eagles will host Seychelles in Asaba on March 22 and play Egypt at the same venue on March 26. According to the team’s Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, the invited players will start arriving in Asaba today, while training will begin tomorrow. “The Eagles coach and his assistants are already in camp, but the players will start arriving for the games on Monday (today). “Seychelles will arrive in Nigeria either on Wednesday or Thursday for the game,” he tweeted. The post HE IS HERE! Gernot Rohr Arrives Nigeria Ahead Of Our Match...

Breaking News: Kidnappers Release Mother Of Super Eagles’ Star, Samuel Kalu

It has been reported that kidnappers have released the mother of Bordeaux and Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu after holding her for nearly a week. This was revealed by police in Abia on Tuesday, the Agence France Presse, AFP, reports. Ozuruonye Juliet Kalu was seized from her car on February 27 as she travelled to her home in Abia state. Reports said the kidnappers demanded some three million Naira ($40,000, 35,000 euros) for her release. But it was not known whether the money was paid, Abia state police spokesman Godfrey Ogbona told AFP. “She was released around midnight (2300 GMT) of Monday and she has been reunited with her people,” he said. “Circumstances surrounding her release has not been disclosed to me for now. “But we are still investigating the incident in a bid towards ensuring that...

Super Eagles Boss Rohr Hints At Formation Change Ahead Of AFCON 2019

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has hinted that he might tweak the tactical set-up of the team, ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Rohr, while speaking on TVC, also played down the need for a classic no. 10 in the squad. Many observers have felt the Eagles need a creative midfielder in the mould of Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, who can split defences. Rohr argued that the duo of Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi and S‎toke City Oghenekaro Etebo can play in the role, pointing out Iwobi’s impressive performance against Libya in the role. “I am not worried about it because we have a lot of players who can be natural playmakers. You know we have players like Etebo who can be a playmaker, he can also be a good defensive midfielder. “We have Alex Iwobi who played in this position and d...

‘No Super Stars In Super Eagles Team’- Gernot Rohr

Coach of Nigerian senior football team, Gernot Rohr has declared that there are no superstar players in the current Super Eagles squad ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He added that the team must play as a unit to be successful at the tournament in Egypt. Speaking with TV Continental yesterday, Rohr, a former Bayern Munich defender, argued his point by declaring that no Nigeria international was included in Africa’s finest XI at the 2018 CAF Awards. He said: ‘’Since the World Cup the team changed, we invited some new young players who did very well, we have players who are playing in Europe, we have players who are playing in big teams. ‘’We don’t have big stars in our team, you see none of our players was in the African Team of the Year, we don’t have these players who Nigeria had...

Super Eagles Alex Iwobi Reveals What Coach Unai Emery Is Doing About His Poor Finishing

Alex Iwobi has revealed Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has brought in a performance analyst in a bid to improve his erratic end product. The Super Eagles star has featured prominently this season with Emery a fan of his ball-carrying ability and running power. However, Iwobi has scored two goals this season and provided two assists this season and his decision making continues to be criticised. “This season I feel much better and I feel like I’m in control, especially going forward in an attacking sense. “I have an analyst now who is always trying to help me, which I didn’t have in seasons before, so he’s sending me clips and saying what I can do better. “That’s helped me and I’d like to say I’ve been involved in a few goals this season, even it’s not the assist or the goal, I’ve been gettin...

FIFA Rankings: Eagles Maintain Position In Africa, Slip In World Ranking

The Federation International Football Associatio Fifa released its first ranking of the year onThursday as Nigeria Super Eagles Maintained its fourth position in Africa but slipped two places on the world ranking. Nigeria dropped from her previous 44th position to 46th in the FIFA Coca Cola World Rankings. The Eagles maintained its 1427 points from the previous list in December. The Asian champions, Qatar climb to 55th in the world, gaining 38 places and reaching their best position since 1993. According to FIFA statement, the Asian Cup has been responsible for the notable changes in the rankings, with the scarcity of games in other confederations leaving the top 20 unchanged, and Belgium still in pole position. Further down the table, Qatar is not the only team to have ascended in spectac...

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