Despite Neat Eagles defeat of the Central African Republic in a 2022 World Cup qualifying reverse fixture in Douala, Cameroon closing Sunday, a dilapidated Nigerian ex-world, Julius Aghahowa, has insisted he stays unimpressed with Gernot Rohr’s going by of the three-time African champions.
CAR’s Wild Beasts apprehensive Lagos fans with a closing minute 1-0 defeat of Neat Eagles on Match-day 3 fixture on the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere closing Thursday. That defeat used to be the important thing for Eagles in 40 years in a World Cup qualifying match at home.
But runt while after Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen scored two un-answered targets against CAR in Douala to exact Nigeria’s lead of Group C on nine aspects, proper two above Cape Verde, Aghahowa informed THISDAY that the yell with the team used to be the bench.
“There has no longer been a predominant affect from Coach Gernot Rohr on Neat Eagles.
“Having spent five years on the Eagles job, I will’t impart here is the mountainous part Rohr has done with Eagles. I don’t ponder Rohr can take Neat Eagles to the promised land.
“In the case of the team creating from one level to the opposite, I the truth is obtain no longer seen that,” seen Aghahowa on the unveiling of a brand unusual avid gamers union in Lagos closing Sunday.
The ex-world however admitted that basically the most up-to-the-minute generation of Neat Eagles were pudgy of avid gamers with mountainous skills.
“”If you play beneath a manager, there are sure stuff you are feeling you most seemingly can produce but when the manager didn’t give you room to produce them there might be runt or nothing you most seemingly can produce about that.
“I level-headed can purchase for the length of the AFCON 2000 in the sport against Senegal, I could most seemingly perchance additionally be aware I was on the bench except the 85th minute. Our Coach knew what he wanted me to produce and I delivered.”
Aghahowa insisted that the strength of a team is the bench, most notably what the highest coach has to provide.
“How solid a team is is in step with the change’s bench.
“Rohr has been with the team for five years and we obtain been complaining about him and the good of Eagles games. Yet, we went forward to
prolong his contract. Now we obtain no longer seen his affect in phrases of coaching on the team. That is my candid opinion.”
He insisted that if Eagles are struggling against puny African groups, the future seems bleak when Nigeria play top European and South American international locations on the world stage.
Aghahowa remembered for his backflip obtain together of his targets for the length of his time on the nationwide team, is miffed on the nearly entire neglect of avid gamers from the home league in the Neat Eagles beneath Rohr.
“ Clemens Westerhof picked avid gamers from the Nigeria Legit Soccer League and made them experts but Rohr does no longer want to obtain something to produce with them. We desire a combine of international-primarily based and avid gamers from the home league. The wearisome Stephen Keshi proved the combine used to be right adequate to use AFCON in 2013 in South Africa,” he recalled.
Asked if he used to be brooding about a occupation as a football coach, the Edo-born dilapidated player declined. “ I don’t obtain the temperament to be a coach. I don’t want to die on the sideline,” Aghahowa concluded.