Central African Republic vs Nigeria: This is Rohr’s last chance


The Super Eagles will file out against the Central African Republic on Sunday, there will only be one thing on the agenda: revenge.

That Nigeria is seeking to take a pound of flesh off the minnows, is of itself a perplexing situation.

How did we get here?

We all know the answer. Gernot Rohr sent out 11 players that failed to gel into a team. And then he made the most bizarre substitutions in the history of bizarre situations.

The Eagles finished the game against the Wild Beasts with four defenders and six attackers. No midfield.

But it was the visitors who sealed a historic win, thanks to a well-executed counter-attack. Karl Namnganda ran onto a long ball and stroked the ball past Francis Uzoho, with the duo of William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun looking lost behind him.

However, this is an immediate chance for redemption.

But Rohr has to get it right this time. There are whispers that Amaju Pinnick, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is under pressure to fire the German.

Instead, he has chosen to be patient and released a statement, in which he makes it clear that the 1-0 defeat was “a setback”. 

What will happen?

If Rohr flunks his tactics and in-game management against the same opponents, the next statement might be to notify the public of his dismissal.

 





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