- The head coach of the team Gernot Rohr has come under immense criticism with some Nigerians calling for his sack
- Reports earlier claimed that ex-Super Eagles player and coach Sunday Oliseh is part of those who recently criticized Rohr, an allegation he has vehemently denied
- Oliseh took to his social media to deny saying that Gernot Rohr be sacked after Nigeria's shock 1-0 loss against CAR in Lagos
Former Super Eagles player and coach Sunday Oliseh has urged Nigerians to get behind the Super Eagles and head coach Gernot Rohr after Nigeria's shock 1-0 home loss to Central African Republic in Lagos.
Oliseh took to his Facebook page to make this known after reports had claimed he wants the Nigeria Football Federation to sack the present coach of the national team Rohr now before it's too late.
He said: "Some media houses are falsely claiming I have advised sacking our Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr. This is totally false. Shame on Them
"As most people know I rarely interfere in Super Eagles matters.
"Let's all get behind the team so they can win tomorrow, otherwise, we all miss out."
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According to the report, Nigeria’s football has retrogressed under Gernot Rohr in the last five years.
It was reported that Oliseh was speaking after the Super Eagles suffered a shock 1-0 home loss to the Central Africa Republic in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
Super Eagles stars jet out to Douala, Cameroon ahead of second leg fixture vs Central African Republic
He was quoted as saying: “It’s disgusting the level the coach has taken our football to. I watched the game and we didn’t have a definite pattern and a philosophy of how we play. I dare ask what he has achieved in five years with these talented players at his disposal.
“Since his appointment, this coach has been paid $55,000 per month, the sum of $2,640,000 by a country where the U-17, U-23, the Super Falcons and Super Eagles are threatening strike for unpaid wages. Put that in perspective for a moment, our football is not the same as it was. We need a fresh direction before it’s too late.”
Rohr says Super Eagles will return to winning ways after losing 1-0 to CAR in Lagos
Ahead of their must-win encounter against the Central African Republic in a 2022 World Cup qualifier, coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr has said that his team will be victorious.
The Nigerians were shocked 1-0 in Lagos in their first of their double-header which means the group is now open for any of the teams to proceed to the next stage.
CAR host Nigeria in Cameroon on Sunday, October 10, after the Confederation of African Football moved the match to the Japoma Stadium, Douala.
And Gernot Rohr who was heavily criticised following loss in Lagos has promised Nigerians that his side will scoop all three points on Sunday