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You’re not a coach, I’ll handle Super Eagles better than you – Orji Kalu blasts Rohr


Senator Orji Kalu, has lashed out at Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, stating that he would handle the Nigeria national team better than the German tactician.

According to Kalu, Rohr is not a coach, adding that he will prefer a local coach for the Super Eagles once he is paid well and allowed to do his job.

Chief Whip of the Senate stated this following the disappointing 1-1 draw Super Eagles played with Blue Sharks of Cape Verde earlier this week in Lagos.

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The outcome of the match ensured that the Super Eagles qualified for the 2022 World Cup play-off after finishing top of the group with 13 points.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported on Thursday that Kalu called for the sack of Rohr, stating that he refused to employ the German tactician as Enyimba coach in 2003 when he was the governor of Abia state because he did not possess the qualities of a coach.

Gernot Rohr is not a motivator to the players because he has nothing to offer; I can even motivate the players more than him because I am a super motivator of my players,” Kalu told NAN.

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“He is not a coach; I don’t see anything good in him; he has no stamina, no strategy, he doesn’t play any system and his team doesn’t excite me.

“Where the coach comes from doesn’t matter. We have a lot of Nigerian coaches who, if you pay them what is due to them, will do the job well.

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“We have a lot of coaches both locally and internationally, and I am sure NFF President Amaju Pinnick knows these people.

“If he is in doubt, he should consult me and I will tell him some names of coaches he can approach, whether local or international.

“If you ask me, I would prefer a Nigerian to coach the Super Eagles, but he should be paid well and given a schedule of international standard to operate.”

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