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Beware of Cameroun, Disu warns Eagles

Former coach of the Flying Eagles, Tunde Disu has warned Super Eagles coach Genort Rohr against wrong tactics against Cameroun in the Russia 2018 qualifiers on September 1. Gernot Rohr Disu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday that the team’s tactical formation against South Africa in the AFCON qualifiers was wrong and should not be used again. He said that the Eagles loss to Bafana Bafana in the AFCON qualifiers was due to wrong tactical formation, adding that the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun would be more tactical. “The formation used by Rohr during the AFCON qualifier against South Africa is wrong tactics. He cannot use a supporting striker as an arrow head when using 4-3-3. “Rohr should know that Kelechi Iheanacho cannot spearhead attack, that is not his role and that is why he is roaming about during the match against South Africa without a shot at goal. “I want them to sit down and analyse the match themselves, that system is faulty because most teams can now predict the formation. If we use that selection and tactics, we will be embarrassed. “Rohr should align with the modern tactics of play rather than stick with the old play which will not benefit us. We are too predictable now. Disu said that the players at the disposal of Rohr were good enough to accommodate another formation which was less probable to opposing teams. “We cannot continue to use the 4-3-3 formation, it’s outdated and counterproductive. We should rather play 4-2-3-1 which is far better for the defenders. “The players determine the system and not the system that determines the players. It is better to have two defensive midfielders in front of the defenders, maybe if there is an overlapping one. “Playing 4-3-2-1 formation also means that we need intimidating strikers like the late Rashidi Yekini to torment the opposing teams. We have Gbolahan Salami before but I don’t know if he is not called. “The lone striker may be very tall and strong to hold the ball up as his midfielders while full-backs join him in attack. The striker could also be very fast.

See Super Eagles list vs Algeria today

13eba-2Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has released names of the players to play against Algeria today .

The Chippa United goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi and Oghenekaro Etebo will start roles in today’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria.

 According to Rohr’s final training session yesterday, the German tactician adopted a 4-3-3 formation which will see Etebo playing at the tip of the midfield along with the duo of John Obi Mikel and Ogenyi Onazi.

In form Chelsea winger, Victor Moses, returns to the starting lineup in a trident attack.

Moses and Alex Iwobi will flank Kelechi Iheanacho who will play as a false nine for the encounter.

In defence, Rohr will deploy Kenneth Omeruo and Elderson Echiejile as full-backs while FSV Mainz defender, Leon Balogun and William Troost Ekong will partner in the Super Eagles’ heart of defence.

Photos: Coach Gernot Rohr,Meets Captain Mikel Obi ahead of Tanzania clash (photos)

New technical adviser Gernot Rohr alongside his captain John Mikel Obi and some other Super Eagles players engaged with the media Thursday afternoon at Le Meriden hotel, Uyo ahead of Nigeria’s AFCON 2017 qualifiers clash against Tanzania this weekend. Since Nigeria have already missed out on qualification for the tournament, Rohr will use the match as an opportunity to assess his new squad

Sodje blasts NFF over Rohr’s $47,000 salary

According to , Nigeria World Cup star Efe Sodje has slammed the country’s football federation for paying new Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr $47,000 as monthly salary.

The German signed a two-year contract with the Nigeria Football Federation, which will be financed by an oil and gas company. Rohr would be assisted by three others – an adviser, a fitness trainer and a video specialist, with reports saying he would be responsible for their salaries.

“When Shuaibu Amodu, Stephen Keshi and Sunbday Oliseh were in charge of the team, they weren’t paid such amount. They honour people here (England), but they don’t in Nigeria.Here the FA is concerned about their own people but we keep letting our own people down,” Sodje, who represented Nigeria at the 2000 World Cup said, said in a telephone interview.

“We should respect our own people. Nobody knows him (Rohr) but they gave him the crucial job of taking us to the World Cup. Why didn’t they take the same risk on Nigerian coaches? If you put this man down amongst five white men, no Nigerian will know him. But put Salisu (Yusuf) or Samson Siasia among five blacks and Nigerians will know him. So why don’t we go for who we know?”

Sodje, a member of the Eagles squad that reached the final of the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations on home soil, also challenged the federation to make the contract with the German public.

The UEFA B Licence coach added, “They said he will pay the other people he’s bringing from the $47,000. They should tell us how much he (Rohr) will personally earn from the money. Didn’t Keshi and Oliseh bring their own assistants too? Were they paid the same amount? Let them show us the full details of the contract.

“If a private firm is paying the coach, then what is the NFF doing? Who will pay the local people who are part of the backroom staff? It’s a funny development and a shame that we still haven’t changed after so many years. There is Siasia and Emmanuel Amuneke, these are big names. Why can’t we bring them to manage the national team?”

Meet New Super Eagles Coach, What he said about Nigeria Players

Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr (born 28 June 1953) is a German manager and former footballer. He is currently working on development programmes for the German football association (DFB).

Managerial Career

In 1996, he managed Girondins Bordeaux to the UEFA Cup final, where they lost to Bayern Munich over two legs, 0–2 away and 1–3 at home. Bordeaux’s run to the final included a famous 3–0 win over AC Milan in the quarter-finals. From October 1998 until April 1999 he was sports director of Eintracht Frankfurt.

Rohr was fired by Étoile Sportive du Sahel following a third-place finish in the league, outside of the 2010 CAF Champions League places, on 15 May 2009. On 9 June 2009, he was named as the new head coach of the Ligue 2 team FC Nantes, his contract running till 30 June 2011. On 3 December 2009, he was fired by FC Nantes and replaced by Jean-Marc Furlan. On 21 February 2010, Rohr replaced French coach Alain Giresse at the helm of the Gabon national football team.

He became manager of Niger national football team in September 2012. He resigned in October 2014.

On 22 December 2015, he was sacked by Burkina Faso national football team as manager.

He was shortlisted for the Guinea national team job in July 2016


What he said about Nigerian Players

German coach,Gernot Rohr has described Nigeria as a country that is blessed with big players that has the ability to do well internationally. He said this moments after he signed a two-year contract to become the technical adviser of the Super Eagles.

The former coach of Niger Republic signed the dotted lines in a brief ceremony attended by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi who signed on behalf of the  federation at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel yesterday.

After the signing ceremony,Rohr who has been given a target to qualify Nigeria for the Russia 2018 World Cup, explained that with the right atmosphere,the Eagles will not only qualify  for the mundial but get to the latter stages of the competition.

“I am enthusiastic to get to work. This is a big challenge because Nigeria has big players everywhere and has the ability to do well internationally.

“I have a German heart – the heart of a winner. I have confidence that with the right atmosphere and the right support, the Super Eagles have the capacity not only to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, but get to the latter stages of the competition.”

Pinnick confirmed that the former coach of Niger Republic has been given a target of qualifying the Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.

“We are happy that this has been sealed and we can now focus on other arrangements for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers starting in October,” said Pinnick.

Rohr’s first assignment will be the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Tanzania in Port Harcourt on September 2.

Though the Eagles are already out of the AFCON,the match against the Taifa Stars will no doubt serve as an opportunity for the German to assess the team on ground ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier away to Zambia on October 3rd.

Nigeria will also battle Cameroon and Algeria in the Russia 2018 qualifier.

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