Gernot Rohr lost only 3 games as Super Eagles coach in 2019

Gernot Rohr lost only 3 games as Super Eagles coach in 2019

- Gernot Rohr guided the Super Eagles to a third-place finish at the 2019 AFCON tourney

- The German-born coach won nine, lost three and drew three of the 15 games he managed this year

- Rohr's stats this year show he had good outings with the team

Nigeria's senior national team had what could be described as an incredible year in 2019 following their third-place finish at this year's edition of the Africa Cup of Nations staged in Egypt.

The Super Eagles under the leadership of German-born tactician Gernot Rohr won bronze medal at this year's edition of the championship.

That was not the only prize won at the tourney, Odion Ighalo also finished top scorer - clinching the golden boot at the end of the football event.

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However, a review of the manager's results by in the outgoing year reveals the 60-year-old had a very good outing this year.

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Having started the year with a victory over Seychelles in Nigeria, he wrapped it up with a resounding win over Lesotho away from home.

With Victor Osimhen scoring his first-ever brace for the Super Eagles - the same year he broke into the senior national team. In all, Gernot Rohr recorded 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats in all competitions.

Below is the record of Super Eagles results under Rohr in 2019:

  • March 22, 2019, AFCON 2019 qualifier Nigeria 3–1 Seychelles Asaba, Nigeria
  • March 26, 2019, Friendly Nigeria 1–0 Egypt Asaba, Nigeria
  • June 8, 2019, Friendly Nigeria 0–0 Zimbabwe Asaba, Nigeria
  • June 16, 2019, Friendly Senegal 1–0 Nigeria Dakar, Senegal
  • June 22, 2019, AFCON 2019 group stage Nigeria 1–0 Burundi Alexandria, Egypt
  • June 26, 2019, AFCON 2019 group stage Nigeria 1–0 Guinea Alexandria, Egypt
  • June 30, 2019, AFCON 2019 group stage Madagascar 2–0 Nigeria Alexandria, Egypt
  • July 6, 2019, AFCON 2019 group stage Nigeria 3–2 Cameroon Alexandria, Egypt
  • July 10, 2019, AFCON 2019 quarterfinal Nigeria 2–1 South Africa Cairo, Egypt
  • July 14, 2019, AFCON 2019 semi-final Algeria 2-1 Nigeria Cairo, Egypt

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  • July 17, 2019, AFCON Third place Nigeria 1-0 Tunisia Cairo, Egypt
  • August 10, 2019, International Friendly Ukraine 2-2 Nigeria Dnipro, Ukraine
  • September 13, 2019, International Friendly Brazil 1-1 Nigeria Singapore
  • November 13 AFCON 2021 qualifier Nigeria 2-1 Benin Uyo, Nigeria
  • November 17 AFCON 2021 qualifier Lesotho 2-4 Nigeria Maseru, Lesotho earlier reported that Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has denied giving preference pass on Reading FC player Ovie Ejaria over Queens Park Rangers star Ebere Eze.

The German tactician was reacting to some reports linking him with a statement where he was alleged to have said he preferred Ejaria in his team to the QPR star.

In a statement on Wednesday, December 10, Rohr described the purported online report as 'totally false and very disrespectful' while maintaining that he harbours respect for both players.

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