I was half way through writing this week’s article titled ‘the Reality and the Fallacy in Nigerian Sports’ when I paused to watch the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying group match between Nigeria and Central African Republic, CAR, played in Lagos, Nigeria, on Thursday night.
I should have known better and stuck to my writing. Instead, I relaxed and waited to see how Gernot Rohr, the German handler of the Nigerian team, would finally prove everyone (and that includes me) that has declared he was not good enough to handle the Super Eagles of Nigeria wrong!
High expectations by Nigerians at this time were not unfounded.
This start of season, many of the Nigerian players in various clubs all over Europe have been performing well. At the same time, Nigeria had never been more patient with a coach (foreign or local) as they have been with Gernot Rohr. He is into his fifth year virtually coaching the Super Eagles, because I don’t see how else he could have been impacting them…
Source: Complete Sports