Super Eagles does not have star players anymore - Gernot Rohr
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Super Eagles does not have star players anymore – Gernot Rohr

Rohr to try new players for dead-rubber AFCON qualifier game

Head coach, Gernot Rohr, has said that the Nigerian Super Eagles team does not have star players like it once had.

Rohr made this known in an interview with The Interview on Tuesday.

Asked whether he could win the next African Cup of Nations to be hosted in Egypt with the crop talents in his team, Rohr said:

“We have to be optimistic but if you look at our players, how many of them are playing for big clubs? Who among them is playing in the Champions League?, Rohr said.

“I watched the last champions’ league games and no Nigerian players. We don’t have the big players like we used to have in the past; the likes of Austin Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Vincent Enyeama and the rest.

Rohr said though the present Super Eagles squad does not have star players like Austin Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu, the squad has team spirit.

“What we have now is team spirit; we don’t have the stars again. We have young players like Alex Iwobi playing for Arsenal in the Europa League even though he was on the bench in their last game, our strength is the team and I hope it will take us far in Egypt, said Rohr.

 

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