By Patrick Omorodion
Former Super Eagles forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni has lamented the poor form of the national team under Gernot Rohr and therefore wants the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, to fire him immediately.
The former Everton England forward who spoke yesterday on a Lagos radio station, Lagos Talks 91.3 FM, said he is not afraid to say that Rohr should be fired because he believes the Franco-German coach was not good enough for the Eagles. .
“The coach is not good enough for the national team. I don’t know where he picks some of these players from and some of them are not good enough to be on the team. You don’t even know the clubs they play for, ”he said.
Aiyegbeni, who said the NFF shouldn’t have given Rohr a new contract, emphasized that “the NFF should sit down and find a good local coach. If they want a foreign coach, they should make a list of young foreign coaches and select the one that best suits the team.
He argued that players during their Super Eagles days, as well as in 2013 under coach Stephen Keshi, who won the Nations Cup in South Africa, played better than the current team.
The former Edo-born international who missed a babysitter against South Korea at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa said the team led by Coach Rohr has no style as “players just get thrown onto the field and they just run. During our time, we build ourselves from defense and play on the wings or in the midfield. Even though the Nigerians still complained that time that we weren’t playing well, now it’s worse and I think this is the worst Super Eagles team we’ve ever had. “
The Nigerians were outraged when the Super Eagles blew a 4-0 lead in the first leg of the AFCON playoffs at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City on Friday and drew 4-4.
They had expected the Eagles to redeem themselves in the second leg in Freetown on Tuesday, but still managed a goalless draw against the Sierra Leoneans, who are led by a local coach.
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