Rohr- I Will Select The Right Players For Super Eagles

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr says he will only pick quality players for the team and declared that it is not part of his contract to pick players who are not good. The 66-year-old last week signed a new two-year contract with the Nigeria Football Federation. Rohr states that he has free hand to pick his players and will only invite players on merit. “It is not a part of my contract to take players who are not so good. I can choose my players myself. Rohr told Channels TV. “It is the most important [thing]. So, nobody can tell me ‘You have to pick this one or that one. “I can take the best players and I don’t do it alone. We have

Sports Minister Dare: Rohr Must Deliver

Minister of Youth And Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says he was not averse to the contract extension of Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr but insisted that the German must get results to stay on. Rohr recently penned a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation that will see him remain in charge of the Super Eagles for the next two-and-a- half-years. “The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is statutorily in charge of the growth and development of football in Nigeria. Of course under the supervision of the Ministry of Youth and Sports,” Dare was quoted by “Even before I became Minister, there are processes and procedures that are followed when it comes to bringing on a new national coach or renewing the contract

Rohr: Super Eagles Not The Best Team In Africa

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr admits his team is not the best in Africa, despite penning a new deal which expects him to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Rohr will remain in charge of the three-time African champions for the next two-and-a-half-year after ageering terms on a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation. The German tactician has also been mandated to qualify the team to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The former Gabon and Niger coach believes winning the AFCON 2021 title will be difficult, though not impossible. “When you go to a tournament it is to win it,” Rohr told BBC Sport. “We finished third in the last one, and everybody wants to progress. But we know also

Dessers: Nigeria Is The Biggest Football Country In Africa

Cyriel Dessers has labelled Nigeria as the “biggest football country” in Africa following his maiden invitation to play for the Super Eagles. The Heracles Almelo of Holland forward was on Wednesday named in Nigeria’s 24-man squad for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. Dessers, who has scored on 15 goals in 25 league appearances for Heracles this season is looking forward to making his debut for the three-time African champions. “Nigeria is not a standard country in Africa, one of the biggest countries and the biggest football country. That means a lot to me,”Dessers told the club’s official website. “If I hear the stories I can expect a lot from the arrival . I also

Granit Xhaka Reveals Personal Struggles After He Was Stripped of Arsenal Captaincy

Granit Xhaka has opened up on the personal struggle he endured after losing the Arsenal captaincy, and admits he would have to think twice if offered the armband permanently again. The midfielder was stripped of the armband after he was substituted during the Gunners' 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace and reacted angrily to the jeers of the Arsenal faithful. Xhaka was then dropped by Unai Emery and his relationship with fans appeared damaged beyond repair. It looked as if his days at the Emirates were numbered. Reflecting on that period in an interview with the ​Evening Standard, Xhaka said: "It was not easy for me and my family. I hope people understand this. “I had not so good a time when I was in Germany [with Borussia

Yobo Replaces Imama As Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed former Super Eagles’ defender and captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the team. Yobo replaces Imama Amapakabo in the three –time African champions’ technical crew. Yobo, who played for the Nigeria U20 boys – Flying Eagles – during the FIFA World Youth Championship (now known as FIFA U20 World Cup) in 1999, won his first cap for the the senior team in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Zambia in Chingola in April 2001, and played in three FIFA World Cup finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014. The attack –minded defender also played in six Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013, capping it with leading the

Joe Aribo: My Decision To Play For Super Eagles Was Influenced By Okocha, Odemwingie

Joe Aribo says his decision to represent Nigeria on the international scene was inspired by the legendary duo, Austine Okocha and Osaze  Odemwingie, reports Aribo made his debut for the Super Eagles in a friendly match against Ukraine in September, scoring one of the goals for the three-time African champions in the 2-2 draw. The Glasgow Rangers midfielder followed up with another classy strike in the 1-1 draw against five-time world champions Brazil in October. Aribo stated that in a video posted on the NFF Youtube page that he enjoyed watching the Super Eagles while growing up in Europe. “Jay Jay Okocha and even Osaze Odemwingie inspired me and I really enjoyed watching them while growing up,”he remarked. He also  admitted it is a

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Nigeria 1-0 Guinea – 5 Hits and Flops

Nigeria registered a hard-fought 1-0 victory against the Guineans at the Alexandria Stadium in Egypt. It was Super Eagles' second consecutive group-stage victory- which confirmed their spot for the knockout phase in the Africa Cup of Nations 2019. Syli Nationale gave the Nigerians a run for the money until Kenneth Omeruo found the back of the net from a corner in the 73rd minute. Guinea started the match on a positive note and made early inroads in Eagles' defence- as Ibrahima Cisse forced a good save from Daniel Akpeyi in the 2nd minute. Alex Iwobi threatened the Guinean defence on a consistent basis but failed to provide an attacking contribution in the form of goals and assists. Amadou Diawara and Ibrahima Cisse's industrious performance in midfield