• Eagles will be ready for Cameroon clash – Rohr

    Eagles will be ready for Cameroon clash – Rohr

    Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has allayed fears that the team will be match rusty before the next 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Cameroon in August 2017.

    Rohr who gave an insight on how he plans to prepare his team before Nigeria’s back to back World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Cameroon next year insisted that the players will have enough time to prepare, adding that he will also use the opportunity of the 2019 AFCON qualifying matches which will […]

  • Foreign coaches work best for Nigeria – Babayaro

    Foreign coaches work best for Nigeria – Babayaro

    Former Super Eagles left-back, Celestine Babayaro is pleased with the current form and spirit in the Nigerian squad and their style of play under new manager, Gernot Rohr, saying it brings back memories of the glory days of Nigerian football.

    The Franco-German coach, since assuming the post of the Nigerian technical adviser, has won all three games he has handled as coach, starting from the 1-0 win over Tanzania to the 2-1 and 3-1 win over Zambia and Algeria respectively.

    Babayaro, who […]

  • Carl Ikeme to resumes training in two weeks reveals Gernot Rohr

    Carl Ikeme to resumes training in two weeks reveals Gernot Rohr

    Injured Carl Ikeme will resume training with his English Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers in a fortnight, according to Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr.

    “He will start training with Wolverhampton Wanders in two weeks,” disclosed Rohr.

    A hip injury stopped Ikeme from last weekend’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Uyo.

    Late replacement Daniel Akpeyi from South African club Chippa United deputised for the Nigeria first-choice goalkeeper on

  • Super Eagles must improve in defence – Rohr

    Super Eagles must improve in defence – Rohr

    Gernot Rohr has said that Nigeria’s defence must improve despite their 3-1 victory over Algeria in the 2018 Africa World Cup Qualifying Group B match.

    John Obi Mikel’s goal sandwiched by Victor Moses’ brace secured a much deserved three points for the Super Eagles with Nabil Bentaleb’s scorcher proving a mere consolation for Georges Leekens’ side.

    The former Bordeaux boss said his side’s ‘only problems’ in the game surfaced in the second half when Riyad Mahrez and his fellow attackers started throwing […]

  • We kept Mahrez quiet,Eagles accepting my philosophy – Rohr

    We kept Mahrez quiet,Eagles accepting my philosophy – Rohr

    Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has hailed his players, after a 3-1 win over Algeria on Saturday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

    Victor Moses scored twice for Nigeria, while captain John Mikel Obi also netted, as the Eagles extended their lead at the top of the African qualifying Group B.

    Nigeria now lead the group with six points. Cameroon have two, while Zambia and Algeria have one each.

    “We had a great first half but the second half was difficult,” […]

  • Mikel’s experience is very important – Rohr

    Mikel’s experience is very important – Rohr

    Nigeria’s head coach, Gernot Rohr has defended his decision to invite John Mikel Obi who has not played for Chelsea this season for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria slated for the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Saturday.

    Rohr disclosed that Mikel’s wealth of experience would be very crucial and that it would be wrong on his part to punish the Chelsea midfielder for the sin he didn’t commit.

    “I spoke about Mikel’s situation with Chelsea’s Technical Director, Mike Emenalo […]

  • Algeria will be tougher than Zambia – Rohr

    Algeria will be tougher than Zambia – Rohr

    Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has predicted tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria will be a tougher game than last month’s win in Zambia.

    Nigeria won 2-1 in Ndola last month to shoot to the top of their qualifying group and they continue the qualifying campaign on Saturday at home to Algeria, who were forced to a 1-1 draw at home by Cameroon.

    “We have a team who want to win the game, we know it will be difficult because Algeria is […]

  • Mikel Obi may not play full match against Algeria – Rohr

    Mikel Obi may not play full match against Algeria – Rohr

    Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has hinted that captain John Mikel Obi, may not complete the match against Algeria on Saturday.

    The 29-year-old is yet to feature for Chelsea this season, since he returned from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

    But Rohr still has confidence in his skipper and he is set to start against the Desert Warriors, in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo.

    Mikel Obi played the full duration of the match against Zambia last […]

  • I expect fans to cheer Super Eagles to victory in Uyo- Rohr

    I expect fans to cheer Super Eagles to victory in Uyo- Rohr

    Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has said he expects fans to fill up the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo and cheer the Super Eagles to victory tomorrow against Algeria.

    A win at home on Saturday will consolidate Nigeria’s leadership of their World Cup qualifying group after they won 2-1 in Zambia last month and Algeria and Cameroon cancelled each other in Blida.

    “The fans should help us to win this game,” urged Rohr.

    “What I can assure everyone is that the team will fight […]

  • Why Chelsea coach, Conte is ‘punishing’ Mikel Obi – Rohr

    Why Chelsea coach, Conte is ‘punishing’ Mikel Obi – Rohr

    Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has revealed the reason behind John Mikel Obi’s current travails at English Premier League club, Chelsea.

    Mikel, the current Super Eagles captain, has yet to make a substitute appearance for Chelsea in all competitions this season despite featuring fleetingly for the Stamford Bridge club in pre-season.

    Rohr has now explained that Mikel has failed to play competitively for Chelsea so far this season because the club’s manager, Antonio Conte, “is punishing him” for representing Nigeria at […]

  • Why I cannot punish Mikel Obi – Rohr

    Why I cannot punish Mikel Obi – Rohr

    Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has made it clear he will continue to play John Mikel Obi, as long as he gives his all in training.

    Rohr claims the 29-year-old, who has not made a single appearance under new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, is being punished for representing Nigeria at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

    Although he is yet to play club football this season, Rohr says he will continue to pick the Eagles captain.

    “He is being punished for deciding […]