Former England Player Explains Why Super Eagles Coach Should Get the Sack


Former England international John Fashanu believes Gernot Rohr has not done enough to continue as Coach of the Super Eagles.

Rohr was employed by the NFF in August 2016 having formerly Coach Gabon to the AFCON.


Since his appointment, he has led the Eagles to the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and finished in third-place finish at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt, but Fashanu does not believe the 66 year-old has more to offer.


“I think Rohr has underachieved as the coach of Super Eagles. What has he achieved, what has he won?


“That team is certainly not good enough to dominate African Football. We still have a lot of work to do to be the best in Africa. For now, we don’t have a team yet,” Fashanu argued.



“At the moment, this is one of the lowest time I have seen of the Super Eagles. I am sorry to say that, but I am not excited about the team now and I feel the coach is not doing enough with domestic players. Rohr should stay in Nigeria and develop our league players.



“lt amazes me anytime I hear Rohr saying that Nigerian league players are not good enough to play for Super Eagles.


“It is a shame that he could say that of a team that won the AFCON in 2013 with about nine home based players. A local boy [Sunday] Mba even scored the lone goal that won us the cup.”



The former Bordeaux coach whose contract with the NFF will run out in June 2020 has begun the Super Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifying campaign on a bright note with back to back victories over Benin and Lesotho.


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