How Gernot Rohr Returned Wingers for Super Eagles to Fly Again

Why I Snubbed Iheanacho In AFCON Qualifiers Vs Libya - Rohr

The wing play the Super Eagles has been famous for is back and the other teams will have to be wary because the team now have a new generation of flying wide men who are ready to bombard their opponents' defenses to submission.

The famous 1980 Green Eagles squad had the likes of Kunle Awesu, Godwin Iwelumo, Adokie Amiesimaka, Felix Owolabi, even the predatory Segun Odegbami, The Mathematical was always getting things started from the wings.

We have however seen flashes of wing brilliance from Super Eagles stand-in captain, Ahmed Musa whose flank play and strength in speed marks him out as a natural winger.

The present Eagles squad under coach Gernot Rohr has reinvented the traditional Nigerian wing play.

While Victor Moses reigned supreme in the Eagles set up, a new Moses emerged in Simon Moses.

The two were the tormentors-in-chief when the Eagles inflicted the biggest defeat ever on the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, 4-0 in Uyo, during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Now that Victor Moses has retired, the Super Eagles' wings have blossomed.

The other rising star that can operate from the wings is Henry Onyekuru who has proved at his various clubs that he can score goals from the left wing.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here