The former Girondins Bordeaux defender and manager has come under severe attack from former England international striker, John Fashanu for ‘underachieving’ with the Super Eagles.
John Fashanu, a former board member of Nigeria Football Federation NFF, has taken aim at coach Gernot Rohr for not leading the senior national team to glory since he was hired more than three years ago.
Expressing his displeasure in a chat with Complete Sports that was monitored by Soccernet.ng, Fashanu blasted Rohr for his below-par work and his inability to integrate domestic league players into his team since he assumed work as Nigeria’s senior soccer team coach.
“I think Rohr has underachieved as the coach of Super Eagles,” the former Wimbledon forward began.
“What has he (Rohr) achieved, what has he won?
“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”
Fashanu continued: “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.”