The Super Eagles finally redeemed themselves after defeating the Central Africa Republic (CAR) two-nil in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying second leg fixture in Douala, Cameroon. The Nigerian team got their pounds of flesh courtesy of two first half goals scored by Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen after a one-nil shocking home defeat inflicted on them by CAR on Thursday.
However, as Nigerians continue to savour this new victory, I think we should not be carried away because there are some serious errors in the team that need to be fixed if we really want to win any major football laurels in the future. There are some lapses I have noticed in the Super Eagles since we started this World Cup qualifier I think Garnet Rohr needs to fixed.
1. No definite pattern of play
One can not actually pinpoint a particular pattern of play within the Super Eagles. Our players most of the time seem to lob the ball into the opponent area and wish for the best. We should not dare to carry such a chaotic style into a major tournament or we would be disgraced.
Rohr needs to drill into the team an effective pattern that would suit the team going forward.
2. Super Eagles do not have a free-kick specialist
It was mind-boggling watching Super Eagles fritter away several begging chances that would have floated into the net assuming they have good free-kick takers in the team. The coach needs to search for a natural free-kick taker before the World Cup.
3. Coach Rohr needs to learn how to make a timely and effective substitution
This has always been Rohr's weakness since he became the coach of the Super Eagles. Rohr seems to have decided most of the time before the commencement of a match on not making any substitution until the tail end of the match.
Rohr should learn how to make his substitution at the right time because dilly-dallying would be inimical to the team.
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