AFCON qualifier: Fans slam Rohr, Eagles after poor performance
NEWSMAN – Fans of the Super Eagles have slammed the national team coach Gernot Rohr and his team following their performance against Sierra Leone in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in Benin City, Edo State.
Nigeria let a dominant four-goal lead slip in a 4-4 draw with Sierra Leone in Benin City.
An early goal from Alex Iwobi and strike from Victor Osimhen gave the Eagles lead. Iwobi made it three just before the half-hour mark before Samuel Chukwueze scored the fourth goal.
The game, which ended 4-4, shows the Eagles have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five games, with their last coming in the AFCON third-place match against Tunisia.
However, Fans have been left furious by the team’s inability to win in their last three games. They also believe the team have reached an all-time low under Rohr and should be ashamed of their performance for the Eagles, PUNCH reported.
Also, fans outside the Benin stadium chanted ‘Super He-goat’ while others pelted the team bus with sachet water as the players departed the stadium.
“When we say Gernot Rohr is the wrong man for the job people, will think we just love to yab. There is no excuse for this show of shame,” Faulkner Joseph tweeted after the game.
“Maduka has shown to us that he’s not ripe to be Super Eagles number one goalkeeper. A sound coach will not leave Daniel Akpeyi out of the team and bring a player who is yet to find his feet to replace him. See why Rohr isn’t the best for Nigeria. Sunday Dare, please use your good offices to sack Rohr now,” Olawale Quadri wrote.
A Twitter user with the name Idris Elbar said, “The Super Eagles were acting like Goliath, but Sierra Leone came back twice as tall.”
“My five-year-old nephew knows better to park the bus is the worst-case scenario in such a situation when it was 4-3. But because Rohr cannot roar,” Wale Adetona said.
“When you train against strikers like Dare, Pinnick, and Shaibu this is the kind of defending you get.#RohrOut,” @migiduk wrote.
An angry Mubarak Uthman tweeted, “It’s annoying. I streamed this match live inside a village in Gwoza data wasted, honestly, that right back guy is no way better than Aina.”
“Our coach lack game management we saw it clearly at the last world cup his substitutions is worse,” Micheal Ekele wrote.
Despite the draw, the Eagles still lead Group L with seven points from three games while the Leone Stars who they face on Tuesday for the reverse fixture in Freetown – have two points from three games.