The former Super Eagle claims many of the players in the squad are just not up to par after criticising the German tactician.
In the wake of their outing against Sierra Leone, Yakubu Aiyegbeni believes coach Gernot Rohr and a large proportion of Nigeria’s national team players are not fit to wear the popular green and white jersey.
The Super Eagles lost a four-goal lead in the first leg to settle for a 4-4 draw in the recent Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Leone Stars, while the return leg in Freetown ended 0-0, with Rohr’s team looking off the pace in both games.
While their qualifying hopes for Cameroon 2020 are on ice, even with the draws, the three-time African champions lead Group L with eight points from four games.
Questions were asked about those in the Super Eagles squad calling the shots and crucial decisions taken on and off the field.
And Aiyegbeni, who is the third-highest scoring player of all time in Nigeria, claims that the German tactician must take the brunt of the blame for poor form.
The coach isn’t nice enough, let him go,” Lagos Talks said to the former Maccabi Haifa, Everton and Portsmouth striker.”
Some of the boys aren’t good enough and I don’t know where they come from. Who will invite these players?
“Every day, our football is getting worse. People judge us when I’m there, but we’re a lot better than these people.
There’s not a good enough coach, no idea. One of the worst coaches in our history is Gernot Rohr. He isn’t good enough for it.
In 2016, former Gabon and Etoile du Sahel manager Rohr replaced Sunday Oliseh as the permanent handler for the nation. He led the Super Eagles to Russia’s 2018 Fifa World Cup, where they crashed out of a group that had Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland.
When Nigeria placed third at the Egypt 2019 Afcon – where they pipped Tunisia 1-0 for the bronze medal, he was also in charge.
In March 2021, Nigeria will fly to Porto-Stade Novo’s Charles de Gaulle for its next fixture against the Republic of Benin.