None of the Aiteo Cup final players can make Eagles – Rohr

Gernot Rohr Raises Alarm Over Super Eagles' Fullbacks

Gernot Rohr says he did not see a player who could make his Super Eagles team from either Enugu Rangers or Kano Pillars during Wednesday’s breathtaking Aiteo Cup Final.

Rohr also said there is still more work to be done on the pitch of the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba if it was to host a Super Eagles match.

Rangers staged a dramatic comeback to beat Pillars 4-2 on penalties Wednesday in Asaba while Rohr watched from the stands.

“I am satisfied with the match, but I didn’t really see one player better than the players I have,” Rohr told SCORENigeria.

“I saw somebody in the first half (Kano Pillars striker Nguwua Nyima), but I didn’t see him again in the second half.

“I saw some good players in the Rangers team in the second half, but I cannot say this must go to the Super Eagles.”

He also noted that the Stephen Keshi Stadium pitch needs a lot more work to be up to standard.

“It’s a nice stadium but they have to work more on the pitch,” he said.

“The pitch is not really good for Super Eagles games.”

The coach in the same vein said he would have preferred if the suspense-filled final went into extra-time.

“It was an interesting match with a lot of suspense. One team led 3-0 and they were the better team in the first half and then the other team came back in the second half,” he said.

“It was a big surprise.

“It showed that in football it is never finished until after the final whistle. You have to fight to win the game.

“But I would have wanted extra-time. The match going into penalties immediately was cruel especially for the team who were losing.”

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