Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr believes the poor performance of the Super Eagles team at the recently concluded CAF Awards will spur them to make a superb performance this year at their various clubs and at the World Cup coming up in Russia this summer.
No Super Eagles player was shortlisted for the last round of CAF Player of the Year Award, which was eventually won by Mohammed Salah. Coach Rohr was also edged out by Hector Cuper for the Coach of the Year Award, thus completing a double for Egypt.
“We have already a big motivation to play a good World Cup. And I am sure that the players would like to be the best African team this year,” he said.
“I am also proud to be among the three nominees for African Coach of the Year. Egypt, their best player (Mohamed Salah) and their coach (Hector Cuper) deserved the awards. They made a very good AFCON (Africa Cup of Nations 2017), while we (Nigeria) didn’t play.”