Rohr: Super Eagles Still Need Many Improvements


Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has admitted he was thrilled to see his side beat Egypt 1-0 on Tuesday, but says the Nigerian squad still need to improve before heading out to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.


Rohr acknowledged how his players comported themselves well to win two matches in five day s at the same venue, but learnt that the Franco-German tactician will not rest on his oars.

He admitted it was good seeing the team hold their own, even with an experimental line-up and test tactics against Egypt, hence his verdict that it was not just good, but a great performance on Tuesday.

The former Gabon, Niger Republic and Burkina Faso gaffer added that he was thrilled to see many new players, especially Denmark-based striker, Paul Ebere Onuachu make their marks in both matches.

However, as he prepares for the next FIFA international window on June 3 to 11, Rohr stressed that he will aim to build on recent gains for the squad and ensue the players learn to play even better in days ahead.

Rohr stated: “What was interesting for me also in Asaba was that we had three wonderful victories.

“First, we beat Seychelles they the U23 team also trounced Libya and now we beat Egypt. So it was a good week for us.
“We will analyse this game and go back to work on the team we have to make them better.

“I think the team is 70% ready but I like the number 69. We have a tall striker from Denmark. He did very well but he has to improve still.”


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