By Obaloluwa Joshua, Lagos
Super Eagles interim head coach Austin Eguavoen has praised his predecessor Gernot Rohr for putting together a strong team which he inherited.
Rohr was sacked by the Nigeria Football Football Federation on the eve of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon following a string of poor performances by the Super Eagles.
The Super Eagles have been the most impressive side in Cameroon having won all three group games, scoring six goals and conceding just one.
Eguavoen insists Rohr also deserves to take the plaudits because he assembled the squad.
“There’s no way we are not going to give Gernot Rohr credit because he’s the one who put this team together, Eguavoen said after Nigeria’s win over Guinea-Bissau.
“We still inherited a team of about 98% Gernot Rohr together, so there is no way we are going to leave Gernot Rohr out of this.”
“He did a good job assembling these boys, but it’s quite unfortunate what has happened.”
“And if we win the Africa Cup of Nations, it’s for everyone, not just me alone.”
The Super Eagles will continue their quest for a fourth continental title when they play their second-round game on Sunday.