Gernot Rohr: There is no call for celebration for Eagles now

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Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has dampened the emphatic win of his lads over the Fennecs of Algeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Saturday, by requesting for subdued celebrations, as nothing has been won yet and there was still more to play for in the race for a ticket.


The Franco-German spoke at the post-match press conference, after his charges dismantled Algeria’s Fennecs 3-1 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.

In the same pragmatic manner he reacted after the win over Zambia in Ndola last month, Rohr said: “We played a good match and got three points, but I want to say that there are more matches to play and we have to keep our focus.”

Nigeria look solid at the top of Group B with six points, with second-placed Cameroon, which Nigeria next play in August 2017, four points behind.

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“We have a friendly against Egypt in Dubai in January, which will enable me to look at the home-based players, but I will continue to monitor the Europe-based players and we will see how we get matches for them on FIFA ‘free’ dates.

“I praise the players for their spirit, for their dedication and for their discipline. They all did very well and I am happy at their output.”

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