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Five Of The Best Super Eagles Matches Under Gernot Rohr

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Gernot Rohr was appointed as the Head Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria in August 2016, by the Amaju Pinnick led Nigeria Football Federation.

Since he came on board, Rohr has endured criticisms from Nigeria's ex-international football and the media for his style of play.

Despite his unpopularity in the media and among the ex-internationals, Rohr has overseeing some incredible matches, and we will look at the top five Super Eagles performances under his watch.

5. Zambia 1-2 Nigeria :

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It was the first time Rohr will lead the Super Eagles out in a competitive game, and it was important to get a win.

Rohr set up to attack, and the formation yielded a result as Kelechi Iheanacho Alex Iwobi put Nigeria in front, before Collins Mbezuma pulled one back.

The Super Eagles kept things tight at the back to win the game.

4. Nigeria 4-0 Cameroon :

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Arguably one of the best Super Eagles played under him. The Super Eagles showed how dangerous they can when they are in the mood.

Two goals from Odion Ighalo, and a goal each from John Mikel Obi and Kelechi Iheanacho won the game for the three time African champions at the Nest of Champions in Uyo.

3. Nigeria 4-2 Argentina :

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Argentina went two goals up in the first half before conceding four as they were swept aside on the counter by Nigeria in a friendly match before the World Cup.

After a poor first half, Rohr changed from 4-3-3 to 3-4-3 formation and his team were unstoppable. Alex Iwobi scored twice, before Kelechi Iheanacho and Bryan Idowu completed the rout.

2. Cameroon 2-3 :

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Nigeria also came from behind t of beat Cameroon and qualified into 2019 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

A brace from Odion Ighalo and another Alex Iwobi's strike canceled out goals from Bassogog and Stephane Bahoken at the Alexandria Stadium.

1. Iceland 0-2 :

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I picked the game as number one because Rohr showed how good he is on the world stage. Nigeria came into the game on the back of a disappointing outing against match against Croatia.

Many people also tipped Iceland to win because of their descent performance against Argentina in their first game, but Rohr proved everyone, he started the game with the front duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa who later scored both goals that won the game for Nigeria.

Conclusion :

Recalled Rohr was given a target of guiding the team to win the 2021 Africa Nation's Cup, to be hosted by Cameroon, and I'm sure he can deliver the trophy, if his team repeat these performances.

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