Gernot Rohr: Some Super Eagles fans don't love me
Gernot Rohr: Some Super Eagles fans don't love me

Gernot Rohr: Some Super Eagles fans don't love me

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that some section of the fans do not love him.

Nigeria suffered two defeats at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations - one in the hands of debutants Madagascar at the group stage, and the other through a painful last minute freekick goal by Riyad Mahrez in the semi final.

The Super Eagles beat Tunisia 1-0 to finish third in Egypt.

Rohr appreciates the support he gets from Nigerians since taking over the job as Super Eagles coach, but laments that he is not loved by some people, especially after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

“We have difference between Francophone countries and Anglophone countries but I didn’t have any problem adapting (in Nigeria) because I was welcomed by everybody, not only in the team but the staff, and also from Nigerians,” he said.

“When I go out, I feel this love, I feel it everywhere. The only people I don’t feel this love from, there is only one category especially after the AFCON, and you know who it is. But everywhere, if it is here or in other places, I feel this love, this is a reason for me, which makes it very hard to leave because there is human relationship which is important also.

"This is the most passionate(job) because the passion around me is giving me also the passion, enthusiasm and desire to do well. This job here is very different because we speak English, which I did not speak for a long time, since my school time. But I have learnt back quickly; the mentality is also different."

Rohr will face his next test in a friendly against Ukraine on September 10.


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