AFCON Gernot Rohr : Super Eagles gaffer says Nigerian players are respectful

Gernot Rohr

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr praised Super Eagles’ obedience as he is enjoying his stay in at the helm of the national team.

Appointed in 2016, German coach Gernot Rohr has won the Bronze medal with the Super Eagles in AFCON 2019 over Tunisia on July 17, 2019.

And the 64-year-old appreciates the atmosphere in his team.

”There are so many different footballers and people in Nigeria and they all have to form a team that is marching in the same direction. It’s a very interesting task. I still enjoy it”, Gernot Rohr told German TV Channel Sport1.

“You have to be ready to be inspired everywhere, to be able to adapt, not to be afraid of new things. It takes tolerance but also hard work.”

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“In Nigeria, the players have a lot of respect for the personality of the coach. They are very obedient.

“The elderly enjoy a lot of respect here. They are not just deported to homes, they stay in the family and are always listened to. That’s wonderful.

“The older people get, the more respect they get. It’s nice to see how the players implement this, including the big stars like Obi Mikel, Victor Moses or Vincent Enyeama.”

Rohr and his men will take on Benin Republic next month for the AFCON 2021 qualifiers (matchday 5).


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