Nigeria’s third top scorer, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, called Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr the worst coach in Nigerian football history.
According to Yakubu, the players of his day were much better than the national team players at the moment.
In the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Leone Stars last week, the Super Eagles ceded a four-goal lead in the first leg to settle for a 4-4 draw, while the return leg at Freetown this week ended 0-0, with Rohr’s team unable to show any superiority or technical superiority in either game.
Nigeria still lead Group L with eight points from four games – although their Cameroon 2020 qualifying hopes could be dashed if they don’t win their last two games.
Rohr replaced Sunday Oliseh as the country’s permanent manager in 2016. He led the Super Eagles to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where they crashed out of a squad consisting of Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.
Aiyegbeni thinks the German tactician should take responsibility for bad form.
“The coach is not good enough, let him go,” the former Everton and Portsmouth forward told Lagos Talks.
“Some boys aren’t good enough, I don’t know where they’re taking them from. Who invites these players?
“Our football is getting worse every day. When I was there people criticized us, but we are much better than them.
“The coach is not good enough, no clue. Gernot Rohr is one of the worst coaches in our history. He’s not good enough.