2019 AFCON: Babatunde Michael Rates Rohr High

2019 AFCON: Babatunde Michael Rates Rohr High
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2019 AFCON: Babatunde Michael Rates Rohr High

By Niyi Busari

Super Eagles and Wydad Casablanca midfielder, Babatunde Michael says Gernot Rohr is a good coach who salvaged the Nigeria senior national team by qualifying for two major country championships after two years of struggling, BSNSports.com.ng can report.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup star added that since Rohr assumption as Super Eagles coach, Nigeria has become a team to beat. He said that Nigeria was rated above 60 before he came in as Eagles coach but, the three-time African champions have move twenty steps above the FIFA Ranking ladder just three years later.

“No doubt, Gernot Rohr is a good coach. Looking at where we were before he came, one will have no option than to commend him. He qualified Nigeria for the FIFA World Cup in Russia with a game to bare in a group that contained of Cameroon and Algeria. Also, he led Eagles to qualify for the African Nations Cup after we missed out in 2015 and 2017.” He told www.bsnsports.com.ng

Babatunde, 24, however advised Rohr to take advantage of his technical abilty as well as young, talented and experience players at his disposal to win the 2019 African Nations Cup.

“He needs to take advantage of his technical ability with the young and experience Super Eagles players scattered all over the world to win the 2019 AFCON.”

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are in group B alongside Madagascar, Guinea and Burundi.

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