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Rohr: My Eagles’re Nigeria’s most talented squad

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said that the present bunch of players in the Super Eagles team for the Africa Cup of Nations are about the most talented to have come out of Nigeria in the past few years.

Nigeria’s German coach Gernot Rohr looks on during a training session at Essentuki Arena in Yessentuki, southern Russia, on June 18, 2018 during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. / AFP PHOTO /

Since his appointment as coach, Rohr has twice qualified the Super Eagles of Nigeria for two major tournaments with a game to spare  although many will argue that the team should have done well at World Cup in Russia.

So far the Super Eagles have been beaten once by an African team under coach Gernot Rohr and that was the 0-2 loss against South Africa in their first AFCON 2019 Qualifiers, a little over a year ago.

They presently boast of an unbeaten run since after the World Cup with back to back wins against Libya and Seychelles in the AFCON Qualifiers and a draw against South Africa. They also defeated Egypt 1-0 in an international friendly ahead of the Cup of Nations.

Speaking on the talent at his disposal, Rohr said they are about the most talented to have come out of Nigeria but adviced that they should continue to work hard for club and country in order to fufill their potentials.

“We all know that Nigeria once had big stars like Kanu Nwankwo and Austin Okocha. Since they retired, Nigeria has not found a replacement. But I can assure you that we have very talented players among the young people who are currently playing, but there is still a lot to be done to make the Eagles become stars. This team has quality, but you have to work on it to become big stars”, Rohr said.


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