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Will The World End If Rohr Is Sacked? – Odegbami
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Will The World End If Rohr Is Sacked? – Odegbami

In the aftermath of the two matches between the Leone Stars and the Super Eagles I have refused to make any comments. I have been besieged with questions about why I have remained silent. I am surprised that people are surprised that I have been unusually quiet. What more is there for me to say? One year ago, or so, I was vehemently opposed to the renewal of the contract of Franco-German coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr. I screamed and shouted to the point where some people thought I had personal issues with the coach. My take was simple: the coach may have been good for the standards set for him by his employers, but surely he was not good enough for the vision most Nigerians have about the place of their national team in the world considering the country’s achievements, capa...
NFF Considers Amuneke, Salisu Options For Rohr’s Assistant Role
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NFF Considers Amuneke, Salisu Options For Rohr’s Assistant Role

Sequel to the recent uninspiring performance of the Super Eagles that led to the home and away draws with their Sierra Leonean counterparts in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are set to take measures to check the slide. Consequently, the NFF is tinkering with the idea of contracting either Emmanuel Amuneke or Salisu Yusuf to assist Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, adding to Joseph Yobo’s assistant capacity. “Having seen the technical report from the coach and taken into consideration the observations from the meeting with the sports minister, we shall open talks with either Emmanuel Amuneke or Salisu Yusuf to support Rohr,” an official of the NFF told Completesports.com “We have to look at the possibility of getti...
2022 World Cup year will be a difficult year for Super Eagles – Gernot Rohr
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2022 World Cup year will be a difficult year for Super Eagles – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has predicted that 2022 will be a difficult year for the Super Eagles if they qualify for the Fifa World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations, both happening in 2022.   The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the global football calendar forcing the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to postpone several competitions, including the 2021 Afcon.   AFCON was scheduled to hold between June and July in 2021, but has been moved to January 2022, the same year the World Cup in Qatar will occur.   Rohr who in May, agreed a two-and-half-year contract extension with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to continue as the Super Eagles coach until December 2022, says that the hectic qualifying schedule in 2021 might affect the team the fo...
Rohr Clears air over alleged Invitation to Bournemouth Midfielder to Play for Nigeria
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Rohr Clears air over alleged Invitation to Bournemouth Midfielder to Play for Nigeria

Nigeria head coach, Gernot Rohr, has disclosed that he never asked Bournemouth midfielder, Philip Billing, to play for Super Eagles. According to Rohr, it was Billing’s agent, who called him and said his client was interested in playing for Nigeria because he doesn’t play as much for Denmark. Speaking in an interview with ESPN, the German tactician, who recently signed a two-and-half-year deal with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said Billing, 23, told him he wanted some time after he asked the player few questions about the Nigerian team. Rohr said: “Billing’s agent called me and said he was interested in coming to Nigeria because he doesn’t play as much for Denmark. “So he wanted me to call Billing. I said I didn’t have his number, so he gave it to me. When I calle...
Rohr Gives Super Eagles Players Condition to win AFCON 2021
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Rohr Gives Super Eagles Players Condition to win AFCON 2021

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has told his players that they can only win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), if they remain humble. Nigeria have won their first two fixtures in the qualifying rounds, which was suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic. Rohr and his men will be looking to win the country’s fourth title next year. In an interview with Channels TV, Rohr warned the players that even qualification for the tournament has not been secured yet. “Let’s qualify first and I think we are on a good way to that and then, let’s stay humble if we want to win it. “I think we have a good team, we are already number three now in Africa. When I arrived, we were number 13. So we are on a good way but it needs time, and we even don’t know when...
‘I Will Asked Any Player To Play For The Super Eagles’ – Rohr
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‘I Will Asked Any Player To Play For The Super Eagles’ – Rohr

The Franco-German has clarified what happened among him and the 23-year-old, who as of late suppressed a report connecting him toward the West African. Nigerian coach Gernot Rohr has expressed he will never ask any player to play for the national group, and proposed Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing utilized him to get the consideration of the Danish national group supervisor. The 23-year-old was destined to a Nigerian dad and Danish mother and has spoken to the European nation’s childhood group, however is as yet qualified to include for the Super Eagles having not played for Denmark at senior level. A month ago the forward suppressed a report making adjusts that he has consented to vow his loyalty toward the West Africans, expressing he felt increasingly like a Dane and ...
Rohr Clears air on NFF Dictating Which Super Eagles Players Should be Picked
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Rohr Clears air on NFF Dictating Which Super Eagles Players Should be Picked

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohs, has made it clear that no one dictates to him the players to pick. Rohr stated this while speaking on Channels Television on Monday. The German agreed a new two-year deal with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) last week, after his initial contract expired. “It is not a part of my contract to take players who are not so good. “I can choose my players myself. It is the most important [thing]. So, nobody can tell me ‘You have to pick this one or that one’,” he said. Rohr also explained how he consults with his assistants before team selection. “We have a team and our staff. I have my assistant, I have my analyzer. Each Monday we have our meetings and we speak about the games played at the weekend and what our players did. ...
Rohr Gives Osimhen Condition to Join EPL Club
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Rohr Gives Osimhen Condition to Join EPL Club

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said that Victor Osimhen has a good chance of moving to the Premier League after this season. However, Rohr wants the striker to join a club, where he will play regularly. Osimhen is one of the hottest young prospects in Europe at the moment, after enjoying a brilliant debut season with Lille. The 21-year-old has been linked with Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester United in England. Rohr, speaking on Channels Television, however advised Osimhen not to rush his decision. “If he stays for another season it would be good for him because he’s playing. “If he is going to a very big club – you have seen the clubs ready to buy him now – he is not so sure to play because there’s big competition for th...
It Is Very Difficult For Nigeria To Win 2021 AFCON – Gernot Rohr
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It Is Very Difficult For Nigeria To Win 2021 AFCON – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr said it is hard for his team to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations because they are not the best team on the continent. The German tactician recently agreed to a two-and-a-half-year deal to continue his work as the handler of the three-time African champions, putting to bed speculation around his future. On Wednesday, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick revealed the conditions in the new contract which include a mandate to qualify the country for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and also win the next Afcon in Cameroon. The 66-year-old guided the Super Eagles to a third-place finish in Egypt last year, however, he disclosed that the new target might be difficult to achieve. “When you go to a tournament it is to win...
NFF can terminate Rohr’s contract if he fails to meet targets – Sports Minister
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NFF can terminate Rohr’s contract if he fails to meet targets – Sports Minister

The Franco-German tactician has been given the target of leading the Super Eagles to the global tournament and winning the Afcon title in Cameroon The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has revealed there are clauses in Gernot Rohr’s new contract which gives his employer the right to fire him if he underperforms. On Wednesday, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick confirmed the 66-year-old has been handed a new deal and explained he has been given the mandate to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and qualify the Super Eagles for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Dare explained the Franco-German’s contract was renewed to enable him to prove himself but should he fail to meet his target he would be fired.
Gernot Rohr reaches agreement with NFF to Continue as Super Eagles Coach for Two and Half Years
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Gernot Rohr reaches agreement with NFF to Continue as Super Eagles Coach for Two and Half Years

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed he has agreed on a new two-and-half-year contract extension with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Rohr has been in charge of the Super Eagles since 2016 and qualified the team for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with ease. He also led the three-time African champions to finish third at Africa Cup of Nations in 2019 in Egypt. The 66-year-old Franco-German's current deal ends in June and he has been in discussions with the federation over a renewal since January. The NFF gave him new conditions in his contract namely residing in Nigeria, being paid in Nigerian currency and grooming local talent from the Nigerian Football league, conditions he has since agreed on. But the NFF have delayed announcing a new deal with the tactic...
Onigbinde raps NFF on Rohr’s new contract
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Onigbinde raps NFF on Rohr’s new contract

National team handler Adegboye Onigbinde has described the quest to extend the contract of Gernot Rohr as coach of the Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as nothing but a ‘circus’. Rohr has been on the job since 2016 and it was under his watch that the Super Eagles qualified for both the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup and the Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). While the team failed to progress to the knockout stages of Russia 2018, they came out of Cairo with a bronze medal. The Octogenarian emphatically said his stand on Rohr should not be presumed as that of a job seeker, adding he is enjoying his retirement at 82 after contributing his quota to the development of Nigerian football. “When I  heard about the renewal of coach Rohr’s contract, I put up a...
‘I Don’t Care Whether it is Rohr or Not we need a Competent coach’ – Sport Minister Sunday Dare
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‘I Don’t Care Whether it is Rohr or Not we need a Competent coach’ – Sport Minister Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has waded into the debate surrounding the Nigerian Football Federation's negotiations with Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr for an extension of his contract. Rohr’s four year contract with the national team expires in June and he has been in negotiations with NFF on a new deal. Rohr has accepted new conditions such as living in Nigeria and being paid in Naira- placed in his contract, but has added his own moderations to the contract with the NFF yet to make a decision on his new deal. The delay to Rohr’s contract renewal has increased speculation that the federation might not want the German tactician to continue as manager of the Super Eagles. Sunday Dare has now come out to say what the national team needs a competent...
No need for baseless rumours’ – Amuneke dismisses Super Eagles job interest
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No need for baseless rumours’ – Amuneke dismisses Super Eagles job interest

With the current Super Eagles boss yet to sign a new deal, the 49-year-old former player has been linked with the role in recent times Former Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has insisted he has no interest in coaching the Nigeria national team at the moment. The 49-year-old has been linked with the Super Eagles job lately along with other ex-internationals as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is yet to reach an agreement with current coach Gernot Rohr. The former Super Eagles winger is currently a sporting director with Egyptian club El Makkasa after leaving the coaching role and insisted he is focused on helping his side achieve greater success after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Igiebor: Why Super Eagles coach Rohr has not selected midfielder
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Igiebor: Why Super Eagles coach Rohr has not selected midfielder

The 29-year-old has only featured twice for the three-time African champions since the arrival of the German tactician Nosa Igiebor has revealed why he has not been playing for the Nigeria national team, suggesting he was frozen out by coach Gernot Rohr. The 29-year-old was involved in the German tactician’s opening two games but was dropped to the bench against Zambia during the 2018 World Cup qualifying game. The former Maccabi Tel Aviv midfielder explained he met with Rohr to know why he was not involved in the match, and the 66-year-old responded that he should move to a better league as the Israeli Premier League was not competitive enough.
Super Eagles coach Rohr needs support to succeed – Utaka
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Super Eagles coach Rohr needs support to succeed – Utaka

The 38-year-old feels the German tactician can surpass the performances of previous Super Eagles managers Former Nigeria international John Utaka believes Gernot Rohr needs support to succeed as coach of the Super Eagles. The German tactician was appointed as manager of the West Africans in 2016 and has made a meaningful contribution to the side since his arrival. Rohr is set to sign a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as his current deal with the governing body is set to expire next month.
Gernot Rohr accepts to be paid in Naira and reside in Nigeria
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Gernot Rohr accepts to be paid in Naira and reside in Nigeria

Super Eagles of Nigeria Head coach Gernot Rohr has accepted the Nigeria Football Federation's (NFF)  new contract sent to him last month.   In the contract, NFF president Amaju Pinnick revealed they inserted three clauses which includes Rohr residing in Nigeria, watching the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) with a view to grooming home based players to become international stars and being paid his salary in Nigerian Naira.   Pinnick also revealed that other coaches were in contact with him in case Rohr refuses the contract .     Franco-German coach, Rohr, has now disclosed he has accepted the clauses in the contract and that he will be willing to live in Nigeria and be paid in Naira. Rohr also revealed he also agreed to lower his ...
Super Eagles coach Rohr accepts NFF pay cut but reveals offers from two federations
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Super Eagles coach Rohr accepts NFF pay cut but reveals offers from two federations

The German tactician is hoping to continue as the coach of the three-time African champions after agreeing terms for a contract renewal Gernot Rohr has agreed the fresh terms included in his new contract by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for him to remain as the Super Eagles coach. Rohr’s current contract runs out at the end of June and both parties are keen to continue their working relationship which started in 2016. Earlier this month, NFF President Amaju Pinnick revealed the details in the new contract with the ex-Bordeaux manager expected to receive his salary in naira and also reside in Nigeria.
Troost-Ekong names Balogun his preferred Super Eagles defensive partner
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Troost-Ekong names Balogun his preferred Super Eagles defensive partner

The 26-year-old has spoken of his understanding with the Latics centre-back during national duty Udinese star William Troost-Ekong has named on-loan Brighton and Hove Albion centre-back Leon Balogun as his preferred Super Eagles defensive partner. Troost-Ekong has been a key member of Nigeria national team since making his debut for the side in 2015 and now has 42 caps for the three-time African champions. The 26-year-old forged a productive partnership with Balogun at the heart of the Super Eagles defence, as they were the first-choice pairing by manager Gernot Rohr before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Gernot Rohr Reacts To Amaju Pinnick’s New Contract Proposal Of Residing In Nigeria And Getting Paid In Naira
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Gernot Rohr Reacts To Amaju Pinnick’s New Contract Proposal Of Residing In Nigeria And Getting Paid In Naira

Nigerian Senior Men’s Football team manager, Gernot Rohr, has replied Nigerian Football Federation boss, Amaju Pinnick after the NFF supremo went on live TV to discuss Rohr’s new contract proposal and conditions. Rohr’s contract with the NFF ends in June 2020 but Pinnick this week stated that he’s ready to offer Rohr a new contract only if he accepts three new conditions. The first being that Rohr must reside in Nigeria, must watch home league matches with a view to selecting home based players and must agree to be paid in Naira rather than Dollars. The German football tactician has now aimed a thinly-veiled dig at Pinnick for going on air to discuss the conditions attached to his new proposed contract. The former Bayern Munich defender claimed that he spends more time in Nige...
Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr Invites 24 Players for Sierra Leone Clash this month
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Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr Invites 24 Players for Sierra Leone Clash this month

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has invited twenty-four players for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash against Sierra Leone this month. Among the 24 players are Germany–based defender Kingsley Ehizibue, and Holland-based striker Cyril Dessers, who were both called up for the first time, while Kelechi Iheanacho was recalled back to the team after he failed to make the final squad that represented Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. https://twitter.com/NGSuperEagles/status/1235228529132032003 Nigeria will first play the Leone Stars at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Friday, March 27, before flying to Freetown for the second leg at the Siaka Stevens Stadium on Tuesday, March 31. See the full squad below.     Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi ...
Amaju Pinnick Explains The Choice Of Joseph Yobo For Super Eagles Job
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Amaju Pinnick Explains The Choice Of Joseph Yobo For Super Eagles Job

NFF President Amaju Pinnick has come out to explain the rationale behind the football federation’s decision to appoint former Nigeria International Joseph Yobo as the new Super Eagles assistant coach. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced Yobo as the new assistant coach of the senior men’s national team to work under Head coach, Gernot Rohr. Yobo, a former captain of Everton and Nigeria was appointed as the new assistant coach even though he has no FIFA accredited coaching license or any coaching pedigree. Speaking to journalists on the choice of the Ogoni born ex-Super Eagles international, Pinnick insists Yoko is thr ideal candidate for the role saying his wealth of experience will help mentor the young Super Eagles squad. “Yobo has good leadership spirit, I als...
Joseph Yobo Confirmed As New Nigeria Assistant Coach
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Joseph Yobo Confirmed As New Nigeria Assistant Coach

The former Super Eagles skipper has been installed as the country’s national team assistant boss following Imama Amapakabo’s removal Joseph Yobo has been confirmed as the new assistant coach of Nigeria. After Imama Amapakabo was ushered through the exit door, the three-time African champions turned to a familiar face for inspiration. The Everton legend captained the Super Eagles to a triumphant outing at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, and will now assist head coach Gernot Rohr. “The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed former Super Eagles’ defender and captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the team. He replaces Imama Amapakabo in the three -ime African champions’ technical crew," an NFF statement read. Yobo graduated to the Super Eagles af...
Rohr Hints at new Position for Osimhen in Super Eagles Team
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Rohr Hints at new Position for Osimhen in Super Eagles Team

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has hinted that Victor Osimhen could play as a winger for the national team. The Lille star has mostly played in a centre forward role for club and country. However, Osimhen has played wide roles for Wolfsburg and Sporting Charleroi in the past. Rohr, who recently suggested Odion Ighalo could make a return to the Eagles squad, as now said he could experiment with his front men. “But I play with real wingers, Samuel, Simon or Chukwueze. Victor Oshimen can play as well as a winger. “It’s an interesting organization to combine with the left or right back on the wings, center,” Rohr told French daily, Sud Ouest. Osimhen has scored four goals and provided two assists in his last four games for Nigeria, playing as a number nine....
I’ll Bring Back Ighalo To Eagles – Rohr
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I’ll Bring Back Ighalo To Eagles – Rohr

Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr says he will try to convince Odion Ighalo to return to the national team seven months after he called time on his international career. The Franco-German admitted that it would be difficult to overlook a player playing at the highest level in football. He also stated that the Manchester United striker could be a source of motivation for the young crop of players in the national team. “We are very happy about the new team of Ighalo, Manchester United is a fantastic challenge for him and I spoke already with him and you know he is a very good player on and off the pitch,” Rohr told AOIFootball.com. “If a player is playing in Manchester United each coach of national teams would like to have him. Our young players could learn a lot on the side of ...
Austin Ejide Targets Super Eagles Return After Six Years
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Austin Ejide Targets Super Eagles Return After Six Years

Nigerian goalkeeper Austin Ejide said he is in the best form of his career and his not ruling out a return to the Super Eagles six years after his last appearance. Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has not had it rosy in the goalkeeping department as he continues to chop and change in a bid to find the best pair of hands for the Eagles.ch First-choice Francis Uzoho is out of action for a lengthy period with a knee injury, while Kaiser Chiefs Daniel Akpeyi has struggled to impress despite being the most experienced among the present crop. Others include Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who many feel lacks composure at the highest level, while youngster Maduka Okoye is relatively inexperienced. Rohr has always maintained that the door remains open to any Nigerian playing regularly in a top fli...
Gernot Rohr Praises Samuel Kalu and  Josh Maja after Visiting them at his Former Club Bordeaux
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Gernot Rohr Praises Samuel Kalu and Josh Maja after Visiting them at his Former Club Bordeaux

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has praised new Super Eagles players Samuel Kalu and Josh Maja,who both play for French Ligue one club, Bordeaux. The Franco-German tactician paid a surprise visit to Maja as well as Samuel Kalu in France ahead of March’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone. Maja has scored seven times and has provided three assists for Paulo Sousa’s Bordeaux side this campaign while Kalu has only played 36 minutes this season for the club but Rohr, who also played for Bordeaux from the late 70s to the late 80s and equally managed the side in the 90s,  believes the two Super Eagles stars can shine in the French league and ultimately the Super Eagles. In an interview with RIG, 90.7 FM, Bordeaux , Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr said; "Samuel Kal...
Rohr Reveals why Victor Moses Dumped Super Eagles, Identifies Ighalo’s Replacement
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Rohr Reveals why Victor Moses Dumped Super Eagles, Identifies Ighalo’s Replacement

    Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, the has claimed Victor Moses retired from international football for football and age reasons. Rohr stated this in an interview with French radio station RIG 90.7FM. The German also pointed to Victor Osimhen as the replacement for Odion Ighalo, who retired from the national team after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. “We no longer have a big star, because John Obi Mikel retired, that Victor Moses also retired for family and age reasons in particular … and even our top scorer, Odion Ighalo, declared his retirement after the AFCON 2019. “We managed to find a scorer with Victor Osimhen and other playmakers: we have Samuel Chukweze who plays at Villarreal, the little Samuel Kalu from Bordeaux who plays very very wel...
Why Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr Missed Qatar 2022 Qualifying Draw In Egypt
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Why Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr Missed Qatar 2022 Qualifying Draw In Egypt

Facts has emerged on why Super Eagles handler, Gernot Rohr was absent at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying draw held in Egypt on Tuesday. Bestchoicesports.com.ng gathered that the German coach was missing because he needed to attend to his tooth problem which he underwent surgery in his native county, Germany earlier in the week. An official of the Nigeria Football Federation told ESPN that the coach missed the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying draw ceremony in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday because he was recovering from dental surgery. “I am ok now [from the surgery]. I was not been invited for the draw,” the gaffer revealed. Rohr insisted that he never received an invitation, which has led to suggestions that his contract tiff with the NFF might have been the reason. Reac...
French Coach Eyes Rohr’s Job
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French Coach Eyes Rohr’s Job

French coach Jean-Louis Gasset has indicated interest in coaching an African national team before he finally winds down his managerial career. Though the former St Etienne manager was coy on his final destination in an interview with the French newspaper, L’Equipe, the Super Eagles would most likely be one of his options given the current circumstance surrounding the job of German coach Gernot Rohr. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are yet to table a new offer before the German coach with words rife that he might be handed stringent conditions that may eventually scupper the deal. “At 50, I was put off by the idea (of coaching a national team),” the 66-year-old Gasset reportedly said. “Not enough work; but today, yes, I would like it. “I would like to become a natio...
CAF Vote: No Nigerian Delegate Voted Tops For Oshoala, Osimhen
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CAF Vote: No Nigerian Delegate Voted Tops For Oshoala, Osimhen

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have released the documents that reveal how the voting for the CAF Awards 2019 happened. The CAF Awards 2019 was held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, with Senegalese Superstar Sadio Mane and Nigerian player Asisat Oshoala winning the biggest awards of the night. Sadio Mane won the biggest award of the CAF Awards 2019. For both the Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year, the first phase of voting was done by CAF Technical & Development Committee, legends, media and tech experts, coaches and captains of the associate countries of CAF while the voting for the second phase was done by head coaches/Technical Directors of CAF member associations and captains of CAF Member Associations. The first phase of voting was done with 30 names on the short...
Nigeria To Renew Gernot Rohr’s Contract With Conditions
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Nigeria To Renew Gernot Rohr’s Contract With Conditions

As Nigerians look forward to the New Year with better performances from the country’s national football teams, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed plans to renew the contract of Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr for another term. The Franco-German who was contracted in 2016 for an initial two-year contract has been threatening to open talks with other countries if the NFF fails to speak on a new deal for him before the end of next month. But yesterday, President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick said in Lagos that Rohr’s contract will be renewed but with stringent conditions that includes him staying in Nigeria. “We are going to renew Rohr’s contract with Nigeria before it expires. Unlike the previous contract, we are going to insist now that he stays in Nigeria wi...
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NFF denies forcing Odion Ighalo’s retirement, says coach Rohr can bring him back if he wants

The Nigeria Football Federation has denied forcing striker Odion Ighalo's retirement from the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Ighalo, endured a bad outing for the Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup, missing a host of chances in form of goals for the Nigeria National team which eventually led to the country not going far in the tournament. He was rained with insults on his social media pages and his family was even threatened, a decision which contributed to Ighalo's surprise decision to retire from the national team after the 2019 African Cup of Nations. But now, the NFF has denied being behind his sudden retirement, saying head coach Gernot Rohr is at liberty to pick who ever he wants for the team with reports emanating that Ighalo is willing to come back from retirement. "Nobody s...
Gernot Rohr impressed by new Super Eagles & Bordeaux striker Josh Maja, lauds his versatility
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Gernot Rohr impressed by new Super Eagles & Bordeaux striker Josh Maja, lauds his versatility

Super Eagles Head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed he is impressed by the versatility of Bordeaux young star Josh Maja, making the case for the former Sunderland striker that he is very capable of playing in three offensive positions. Maja was given his international debut by Rohr when he replaced Victor Osimhen in Nigeria's 2-2 draw with Ukraine in September and in October and November, he scored 4 goals, 2 assists) in 8 matches, including a hat-trick vs Nimes in the French league. Now Rohr has revealed the Super Eagles player has been watched by the NFF technical team since he played in the English League one before he made the transition to the French Premiership. 'He was on our list of players to watch, he was already attracting our attention, although he was only playing in L...
Gernot Rohr Ranked Among Top Twenty National Team Coaches In The World
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Gernot Rohr Ranked Among Top Twenty National Team Coaches In The World

Nigeria National Team coach Gernot Rohr has been ranked among the top twenty national team coaches in the world by German-based organisation International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). This year’s award was won by Fernando Santos, coach of Portugal national team, with whom he won the UEFA Nations League in June 2019. Football experts and journalists from 90 countries of all continents in the world chose Fernando Santos to receive the 2019 Award and he received 112 points to place first. Super Eagles manager Rohr ranked joint-nineteenth with one point along with Jan Olof Andersson (Sweden), Paulo Bento (South Korea), Age Hareide (Denmark), Marcello Lippi (China), Oleksandr Petrakov (Ukraine U20) and Marc Wilmots (Iran). The head coach of Algeria, D...
Sunday Dare Meets Gernot Rohr, Praises Work Done With Super Eagles So Far
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Sunday Dare Meets Gernot Rohr, Praises Work Done With Super Eagles So Far

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, on Wednesday met with Nigeria's minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare during a courtesy visit at the MKO Abiola National Stadium Abuja and was praised for his ongoing reformation of Nigerian football. Nigeria won the Bronze medal at the last AFCON tournament, and has had impressive displays against Brazil, Ukraine while also achieving two wins in it's 2021 AFCON qualifying matches against Benin and Lesotho and Dare has praised Rohr for being part of the football process while also  questioning Nigeria's state of football. "Are we happy about where our football is at the moment? Not exactly but we know there's an ongoing process that will make this country a better football nation. That process is on and you are part of the pr...
Gernot Rohr Promises To Win The 2021 AFCON Title With Nigeria
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Gernot Rohr Promises To Win The 2021 AFCON Title With Nigeria

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has stated that his goal with the Nigerian national football team is to win the upcoming African Nations Cup in 2021. Rohr, who guided the Super Eagles to victory against Benin on Wednesday is out of contract in June 2020 but says his plan is to lead Nigeria to the summit of the African tournament rather than just qualify for it. Nigeria face Lesotho in it's second match of AFCON 2021 qualifying this weekend and hope to make it a second win during this international football window. The Franco-German coach who once played for Bayern Munich led Nigeria to a second-round exit in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and a third-place finish in the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year. Speaking on his future plans, Rohr said; “It will be exciti...
The quality of our players abroad is higher’ – Gernot Rohr writes off chances of Nigerian league players joining Super Eagles
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The quality of our players abroad is higher’ – Gernot Rohr writes off chances of Nigerian league players joining Super Eagles

Super Eagles Head coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed his stance on the prospects of home based Nigerian players playing for the national team. Rohr guided Nigeria to an impressive 2-1 victory over Benin in Uyo on Wednesday as part of the Super Eagles' road to the 2021 African Nations Cup, but picked only 2 home based player in his 23 man contingent. The German tactician handed a late invitation to Enyimba defender Ifeanyi Anaemena after Lokomotiv Moscow's Brian Idowu withdrew from the squad. Anaemena and goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa were unused substitutes against Benin on Wednesday evening. The Nigeria Football Federation wants to offer Rohr a new four year deal, but only if the coach's contract includes a clause that will see him involve more home based players and go around Nigeria...
Don’t compare Benin to Brazil’ – Gernot Rohr warns Super Eagles ahead of AFCON qualifier
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Don’t compare Benin to Brazil’ – Gernot Rohr warns Super Eagles ahead of AFCON qualifier

Super Eagles Head coach, Gernot Rohr has warned Nigerian not to underrate Benin when his side face the West African team today in the AFCON 2021 qualifying match. Rohr, whose side boasts very young and pacy players, coached the Super Eagles to impressive results against Ukraine and Brazil last month, but has warned Nigerians not to take the very defensive-minded Benin for granted, as they are a threat on the counter when they decide to sit back and defend. Rohr speaking to reporters during the pre-match press conference in Uyo, said : ''We try always to bring the best team, our two games you spoke about were very difficult games against great teams but not African teams, the football was different and the two teams played very offensively so we had space and we need that in our team ...
Get Us QPR Ebere Eze For AFCON 2021 Qualifiers –  NFF To Rohr
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Get Us QPR Ebere Eze For AFCON 2021 Qualifiers – NFF To Rohr

The Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) has mandated coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr to push for England U20 midfielder Ebere Eze to switch allegiance to the senior national team of Nigeria. A chieftain of the Federation contacted Owngoalnigeria.com after the report that the 22 year old doesn’t need FIFA to approve his switch of nationality to Nigeria and he confirmed that the message has been passed to the coach. ” The information is correct and we have communicated to the coach after making consulting our legal team. The boy can play for us without any approval from FIFA because he only played in friendly games for England U20 “, he told Owngoalnigeria.com. Gernot Rohr on his part‎ is believed to have been pleased with the news that the player doesn’t require any form of l...
Nigeria Vs Brazil: Rohr Explains Why Solomon-Otabor Replaced Samuel Kalu
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Nigeria Vs Brazil: Rohr Explains Why Solomon-Otabor Replaced Samuel Kalu

Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr who is under-fire by the media for calling up CSKA Sofia of Bulgaria winger Viv Solomon-Otabor as replacement for ‎injured Samuel Kalu has explained the reason behind his decision. The call up to Solomon-Otabor came as a surprise to many considering that the former Birmingham City teenager hasn’t done as much as other Nigerian players plying their trade in leagues higher than that of Bulgaria, Where Solomon-Otabor plays. Defending his choice in a chat with Owngoalnigeria.com, the Franco-German coach said Solomon-Otabor will surprise many if he gets to play against Brazil and that he called him up as replacement for Kalu because they play same position. He said he monitored the player for a year before deciding to call him up whe...
Etebo Pulls Out Of Super Eagles’ Squad Against Brazil Due To Visa Problem
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Etebo Pulls Out Of Super Eagles’ Squad Against Brazil Due To Visa Problem

Oghenekaro Etebo has withdrawn from the Super Eagles squad that will face South American giants Brazil in an international friendly match on Sunday, October 13, in Singapore. The 23-year-old who currently plays for Stoke City, wasn't given entry visa to Singapore which prevented him from traveling. Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr is expected to miss the former Warri Wolves midfielder who has been in superb form since he came into the national team. There will not be any replacement for Etebo for Super Eagles' encounter against Brazil as the likes of Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi will take control of the midfield. 21 EAGLES TO BATTLE BRAZIL Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany) Defenders: ...
Croatia-Based Goalkeeper David Nwolokor Begs Gernot Rohr To Give Him A Chance
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Croatia-Based Goalkeeper David Nwolokor Begs Gernot Rohr To Give Him A Chance

HNK Rijeka of Croatia goalkeeper David Nwolokor has pleaded with coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr to hand him a chance to push for a spot in his team, Owngoalnigeria.com reports. The 23 year old is back at Croatia after a fairly successful time on loan last season to Slovakian side SKF Sered where he made 15 appearances and conceded 20 goals he however had three sheets. Speaking to Owngoalnigeria.com, Nwolokor who is yet to play a game for Rijeka this season as he is presently the second choice goalkeeper said he only need an invitation to show the coaches what he can do. ” I think I deserve a call up to push for a spot in the Super Eagles. The games I have played the past thre seasons across the various teams I have played is more than that of any goalkeeper o...
Gernot Rohr Invites New Defender For Brazil Friendly
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Gernot Rohr Invites New Defender For Brazil Friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has made a slight adjustment to his team for the October 13 friendly against the national team of Brazil. The Franco-German tactician has extended an invitation to Tryonee Ebuehi who has been asked to replace Kenneth Omeruo who is understood to be injured. Before now, Rohr had picked in-form Granada of Spain midfielder Ramon Azeez and Czech –based forward Peter Olayinka in Nigeria’s 23-man squad for the prestige friendly with five-time world champions Brazil in Singapore on Sunday, 13th October. Azeez scored against Barcelona last weekend as Granada beat the Spanish champions 2-0 in La Liga while Olayinka became the first Nigerian to score on his Champions League debut in 15 years when he scored for Slavia Prague in a 1-1 draw with Inter Milan la...
Rohr Says Abraham And Tomori Not Needed In Super Eagles
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Rohr Says Abraham And Tomori Not Needed In Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr has revealed why he does not need Chelsea duo of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori are not currently part of his plans. The 22-year-old striker has enjoyed a good season with Frank Lampard side so far, scoring seven goals in seven games, with only Sergio Aguero managing more in the Premier League. Abraham represented England at youth level and has also made two appearances for Gareth Southgate’s senior side, starting against Germany and coming off the bench to face Brazil in friendlies in November 2017, but could still play for the three-time Africa Champions having never represented the Three Lions in any competitive fixture. Tomori who born in Canada has 15 caps for the Three-Lions Under-21 team but has previously said he could play for Nigeria as he is eligible th...
Super Eagles To Face Brazil In International Friendly In Singapore
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Super Eagles To Face Brazil In International Friendly In Singapore

The Super Eagles of Nigeria to take on the 5-time world cup winners, Brazil in an international friendly match on October 13, 2019. The Super Eagles last week which faced Ukraine in a friendly that ended in a 2-2 draw are already preparing ahead for their international friendly with Brazil. In a press release via the Brazilian Football Confederation, the venue for the international friendly has been fixed for Singapore. Gernot Rohr which is using these matches to prepare the Super Eagles ahead of the November’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers with Benin Republic and Lesotho. The Selecao said that they have picked Nigeria, because they are ranked among the best two teams in Africa and also for their physical football too. Three days earlier than that, Tite’s Brazilian...
Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr’s Mother Is Dead
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Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr’s Mother Is Dead

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has lost his mother, Madam Elisabeth Rohr, who died at age 97. This was announced by the Nigeria Football Federation via its official Twitter handle. The announcement reads: ”We commiserate with @NGSuperEagles Head coach, Mr Gernot Rohr who just lost his mother Madam Elisabeth Rohr. She was 97. May her soul rest in peace”.
Nigeria Vs Ukraine: Bonaventure Replaces Onyekuru
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Nigeria Vs Ukraine: Bonaventure Replaces Onyekuru

The 21-year-old attacker has been handed his maiden invitation to the national team ahead of Tuesday’s friendly match Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has called up Club Brugge forward Dennis Bonaventure as a replacement for Monaco’s Henry Onyekuru. The Super Eagles are scheduled to take on Ukraine in an international friendly fixture at the Dnipro Arena on Tuesday. Onyekuru became the latest player to withdraw from next week's encounter after Wilfred Ndidi and Tyronne Ebuehi opted out in order to recover from their injuries, while Kenneth Omeruo continues to process his work permit in Spain. The 22-year-old, who joined Monaco from Everton permanently this summer, cited his inability to secure a resident permit as the reason for withdrawal from the encounter. “It is true that I...
Ukraine Vs Nigeria: Rohr Names Replacement For Wilfred Ndidi
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Ukraine Vs Nigeria: Rohr Names Replacement For Wilfred Ndidi

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has invited Anderson Esiti who plays for PAOK Saloniki in Greece, to replace the injured Wilfred Ndidi, for the September 10 friendly against Ukraine. Ndidi tweaked his hamstring in Leicester City’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea in the Premier League. He is expected to be out for two weeks. Esiti, 25, has been impressive for his former club KAA Gent of Belgium, which earned him a lucrative transfer to the Greek champions this summer. “We are thinking about Anderson Esiti of Paok Saloniki, to replace injured Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for the friendly match against Ukraine on September 10,” Rohr told SportingLife.
It Will Be Hard To Leave Nigeria – Gernot Rohr
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It Will Be Hard To Leave Nigeria – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says he feels loved by Nigerians, a major reason he’s attached to the country and the national team. . But the German, who holds a French passport, admits that there’s a section of Nigerians from whom he “doesn’t feel this love.” . The German led the Eagles to a third-place finish at last month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt but claims “one category” of people didn’t show him love especially after the AFCON. . “We have difference between Francophone countries and Anglophone countries but I didn’t have any problem adapting (in Nigeria) because I was welcomed by everybody, not only in the team but the staff, and also from Nigerians,” he said. . “When I go out, I feel this love, I feel it everywhere. The only people I don’t feel this love from, there i...