Former Super Eagles midfielder Edema Fuludu says the Nigerian senior male football team’s defeat of Central African Republic (CAR) should not be used to judge the team’s Head Coach.

Fuludu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos that the 2-0 victory in Douala on Sunday did not make Rohr a great coach.

Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen got the goals for the Eagles to maintain their lead in Group C of the 2022 FIFA World Cup African Qualifiers.

“Personally, I have said it repeatedly (that) Gernot Rohr is not responsible for our victory. It is the players, who have put in so much individual and collective efforts.

“So, it has been luck all along. For five years, he (Rohr) hasn’t been able to impact as a coach should. He has no tactics at all.

“He has just been cruising, and we don’t have a team. He just brings them (players) together, and that it is because Nigeria has quality players. It is the players’ efforts and nothing else,” Fuludu said.


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He further told NAN that the focus of a good coach should be to build a team which would not be giving their fans’ palpitations.

“When these players get onto the pitch, even as a former footballer, I find it difficult to understand their game. No tactics. What you see are diligent players trying not to fail their country.

“Trial and error are for coaches who do not know the game,” the ex-international said.

Fuludu pointed out that winning matches away and losing at home is not a good yardstick to use in praising the coach for the victory.

“We should just give the kudos to the players for their individual and collective efforts,” he said.

NAN reports that the win took the Super Eagles to nine points to maintain leadership in Group C.(NAN)