Rohr Names One Player That Can Replace Victor Moses In Super Eagles
Head coach of Nigeria’s senior national team, Gernot Rohr, believes uncapped Samuel Kalu could prove to be Victor Moses’ successor in the Super Eagles team.
Chelsea utility player Victor Moses recently called time on his international career with the Super Eagles at the age of 27.
Rohr took some time to reflect on his 24-man squad for next month’s 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Seychelles, which was announced on Friday, with Bordeaux new signing Kalu getting a deserved call up. Read more at https://www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=29019
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Onyekuru recalled as Rohr retains most of his World Cup squad for AFCON 2019 qualifier against Seychelles
Rohr at a press conference in Lagos on Friday, August 24 announced his 23-man squad for the game.
Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has recalled Galatasaray striker Henry Onyekuru as he retained most of his 2018 FIFA World Cup squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON) qualifier against Seychelles.
Onyekuru has been out with injury since Super Eagles 1-1 away draw at Algeria in November 2017 and miss the 2018 World Cup. Read the full list at https://www.pulse.ng/sports/football/super-eagles-boss-reveals-squad-seychelles-vs-nigeria-id8765664.html
Rohr: I Rejected Big Offers To Remain Super Eagles Coach
Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has revealed that he rejected lucrative offers from some countries after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia to stay put with with the team, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The likes of Clemens Westerhof, Bora Mulitonovic and Lars Largerback all left unceremoniously after Super Eagles exit at the previous World Cups.
Rohr, who extended his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation before the World Cup in Russia guided the team through a successful qualifying campaign but came under scrutiny after the team failed to progress beyond the group stage at the mundial after winning just one game.
There were calls for Rohr to be sacked, but the NFF decided to back the German.
“I got good offers from countries who were at the World Cup, but in the end I decided I want to continue working here in Nigeria,” Rohr stated during his interaction with the media in Lagos on Friday. Read more at https://www.completesportsnigeria.com/rohr-i-rejected-big-offers-to-remain-super-eagles-coach/
NFF, Rohr pressure Moses to reverse retirement
Chelsea wingback Victor Moses has reportedly come under pressure from Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr and the Nigeria Football Federation to reverse his international retirement.
Our correspondent learnt that Moses’ shock announcement from the Super Eagles last week caught Rohr, many of his teammates and fans by surprise.
The 27-year-old, who represented the country at the Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018 World Cups, said he decided to call time on his international career to enable him to focus on his club career and his family.
The South Africa 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner said in a statement on his Twitter handle he informed Rohr of his decision “by telephone”.
And the NFF General Secretary Sanusi Mohammed was quoted as saying “the football house is talking with him (Moses) to find out the reason and if possible convince him to rescind his decision for the sake of the country”.
It was learnt that Rohr and his employers had been trying to persuade the former England junior international to change his mind despite the leadership crisis in the national football house, which has seen Chris Giwa locked in a battle with Amaju Pinnick over the true leader of Nigerian football. But the Federal Government on Monday recognised Pinnick as president of the NFF. The announcement saved the country from FIFA hammer.
Sources claim Moses is not happy with the bad press for the country over the power struggle over the leadership of the NFF and decided to quit.
However, our correspondent learnt that the former Wigan player, who represented England at the South Korea 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup won by Nigeria, is digging his heels in.
Rohr said on Thursday he would continue his talks with the player.
“We spoke already and I hope that his decision is not definitive,” the veteran German manager was quoted by KweséESPN as saying. Read more at https://punchng.com/nff-rohr-pressure-moses-to-reverse-retirement/
Nigeria and Saudi Arabia in talks over September friendly
Gernot Rohr says Nigeria and Saudi Arabia are likely to be involved in a test game next month.
Both countries participated at the summer World Cup in Russia – Nigeria will use the encounter to prepare for October’s AFCON 2019 qualifiers Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that Nigeria will tackle Saudi Arabia in a friendly tie on September 11, 2018. The Franco-German football tactician revealed this piece of news at the NFF secretariat in Surulere Lagos before releasing a 22-man squad to face Seychelles in must win AFCON qualifier. “We have tried helping some of our players. We are considering playing friendly against Saudi Arabia in September,” Rohr said at the event on Friday, August 24, 2018. Read more: https://www.naija.ng/1188232-nigeria-saudi-arabia-talks-september-friendly.html#1188232