Gernot Rohr has been at the Super Eagles helm since August 2016 and has overseen 11 Grade A matches.
In total, the Super Eagles (both A and B) have played 19 matches and lost twice.
The first loss was to South Africa in a Nations Cup qualifier on June 10, 2016, and the second loss was the CHAN final in which the Eagles were decimated 4-0 by Morocco.
In friendly encounters, Rohr boasts an unbeaten record in three matches.
March 23, 2017
Nigeria 1 – 1 Senegal
This match would be remembered for the wrong reasons.
The NFF sent out a link to show the match, for which fans had to pay but technical challenges sufficed and the match could not be viewed live.
Monies were refunded and a link to watch the match afterward was provided.
The Terenga Lions were physically robust in this encounter and scored in the 54th minute through Moussa Sow, who headed against the post in the first half.
Daniel Akpeyi made a mistake on a cross as his punch fell nicely to Sow, who converted from a supposedly tight angle.
Nigeria responded from the penalty spot with six minutes left on the clock. Kelechi Iheanacho converted the spot kick to hand the Eagles a 1-1 draw but the Leicester City spurned a great chance in the first half when he shot wide with only the goalkeeper to beat.
Starting XI: Akpeyi; Echiejile, Balogun, Omeruo, Troost-Ekong; Onazi, Iwobi, Ndidi, Musa, M. Simon, Iheanacho
Watch highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yizhr-apU2o
June 1, 2017
Nigeria 3 – 0 Togo
This was not an official friendly, as it was not rated by FIFA. It was before the match against South Africa in the 2019 Nations Cup qualifiers, which the team lost 2-0. Ahmed Musa scored two goals while Iheanacho added the third.
Starting XI: Ezenwa; Echiejile, Troost-Ekong, Shehu, Awaziem, Agu, Iwobi, Ndidi, Etebo, Musa, Iheanacho
November 14, 2017
Argentina 2 – 4 Nigeria
This friendly win gave Nigerians so much hope on the eve of the World Cup draws. Argentina, without Lionel Messi, went ahead with two goals in the first half and they could have scored more as Rohr experimented with three at the back.
Ever Banega opened the scoring with a sublime free kick in the 27th minute and Sergio Aguero doubled that lead nine minutes later.
Iheanacho restored some hope with a sumptuous free-kick a minute before the interval. Rohr made changes and the fight back was on – Iwobi equalised nine minutes into the second half; Brian Idowu scored with virtually his first kick of a ball as a Super Eagle and Iwobi completed an astonishing turnaround in the 73rd minute. Francis Uzoho and Tyronne Ebuehi showed their mettle also.
Starting XI: Akpeyi; Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Awaziem, Aina, Shehu, Mikel Obi, Ogu, Iwobi, Ndidi, Iheanacho
Watch highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PByh9Vl8qqE
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...