Wednesday Nov 27, 2019. 12:00
Former Nigeria Football Federation board member John Fashanu has launched a scathing attack on current Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, saying he has driven the team to one of their lowest ebbs.
Ex-England international Fashanu feels that Rohr should give a greater chance to local players and said he must scout in the local league, reportedly one of the key issues stalling talks on a new contract for the German with his current deal to expire in June 2020.
“I think Rohr has underachieved as the coach of Super Eagles. What has he achieved, what has he won?” Fashanu told Complete Sports.
“That team is certainly not good enough to dominate African Football. We still have a lot of work to do to be the best in Africa. For now, we don’t have a team yet.
“At the moment, this is one of the lowest times I have seen of the Super Eagles. I am sorry to say that, but I am not excited about the team now and I feel the coach is not doing enough with domestic players. Rohr should stay in Nigeria and develop our league players
“lt amazes me anytime I hear Rohr saying that Nigerian league players are not good enough to play for Super Eagles.
“It is a shame that he could say that of a team that won the AFCON in 2013 with about nine home-based players. A local boy [Sunday] Mba even scored the lone goal that won us the Cup.”