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How was Rohr the Architect of His own Downfall?

The Super Eagles is now temporarily managed by a team of coaches who are hungry to make an instant impact and success of upcoming assignments.

Some of them have silently prayed for this opportunity so it is for them not to screw it up.

The turbulent tenure of Gernot Rohr has finally come to an end and it is pure waste of time now to continually dwell on the past. The 67 year old German brought upliftment and much needed stability to the Super Eagles at a time of its lowest ebb between 2016 and 2019.

Sadly, after the renewal of his contract in 2020, the brand of football played by the Super Eagles became a most potent medicine for those people struggling with sleep deprivation: it was depressing, gimcrack, nugatory and ultimately downbeat. Despite hitting all his targets on paper, he missed the target of hearts in minds with displays that always left Super Eagles fans on tenterhooks and some needing anti-depressants.

Regardless, I will always remember Rohr’s first stint fondly with memorable matches against Argentina, Cameroon, Zambia, Algeria and England (second half). The Super Eagles were simply amazing to watch at that time and I always felt invested in their displays and was sold on the direction he was talking the Super Eagles. Shame he couldn’t carry that aura of invincibility into his second contract as the wheels came off beauty that accompanied the results he achieved prior.

Now, his Jekyll and Hyde chapter in Nigeria’s football has come to an end after weeks of speculations and subplots.

It is now time for Eguavoen and Co to put the “Super” back in our most loved and dearly cherished Super Eagles of Nigeria.

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