By Jacob Ajom
Even as the debate on the decision by Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr to hire a new goalkeepers’ trainer for the team rages on, Alloy Agu who has been the head of goalkeeping department in the team has boasted that he remains the best in that respect.
Agu, a former captain of the team who kept at both the Nations Cup and the World Cup said his record with the Super Eagles is unassailable. He was asked whether the recruitment of a new goalkeepers’ trainer was a vote-of-no-confidence on him by the technical adviser.
“Not at all,” he started. “Ah! I don’t think so … laughter. “What I have done so far with him, and even before now speaks for itself. I took this team to the World Cup in 2010 and Enyeama set a record that can hardly be broken. Twice, he was named man-of-the match and I was there. It is unheard of where a non-field player, a goalkeeper emerged man of the match twice in a single tournament. That is a record that can hardly be broken.”
“What I have done with the team is there for every one to see. No man is an island, new suggestions that can take us to where we ought to be are welcomed.
“I have no issues about that. The NFF has the power to do anything. If there is anything that can help us qualify for both the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations it is welcomed. For me, what I have done and what I am capable of doing is not in question.
“I don’t look at it as a way to run me down or vote of no confidence, as you put it. We have about five goalkeepers in camp so we need hands. I have watched other teams like Brazil, Germany and they have more than two or three goalkeepers trainers. The more the merrier, as every one would have something to do. And that makes the job lighter. I don’t feel threatened in any way.”
“We have the best record in recent history. I took the team to 2010 World Cup where Enyeama was named Man-of-the-match twice.