Super Eagles: Finidi George blasts Rohr, others over lack of team direction

Super Eagles: Finidi George blasts Rohr, others over lack of team direction

- Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has been slammed by former Nigerian star Finidi George

- The German-born tactician was appointed by the NFF in 2016 as a replacement for Sunday Oliseh

- The former Ajax winger believes the leadership of the team seems confused for defining their pattern and first XI

Former Nigeria international Finidi George has faulted the leadership of the Super Eagles squad for their failure to introduce a pattern into the team.

The three-time Africa champions for the past four years under the tutelage of German-born coach Gernot Rohr cannot boast of a consistent starting eleven.

Although, they went as far as winning the AFCON 2019 bronze medal in Egypt having failed to reach the final of the tourney which was staged in the summer.

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The former Ajax star complained that the country's national team does not have an identity, adding that the team has had no clear formation every game they have played since then.

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We don’t have the best formation and this is the major cause of the team not having its best eleven players today,” Finidi told

You can’t look at the team now and say the team has an obvious formation today that it’s playing which is very transparent.

Finidi further stated that: “When we were playing you can tell which of the players that suit a particular wing and you can tell your formation and your team from there.”

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The Champions League-winning winger added that Rohr doesn't seem to have control over the team he has been managing since 2016.

He continued: "For the coach to have failed to ascertain his first eleven for four years now, after he had been handling the team, shows he does not have the right players in place in their positions that’s why with the pool of players we have, he kept changing and not finding the right eleven in place.”

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