Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi has lashed out at football fans calling for Coach Gernot Rohr’s sack, saying those criticising the Franco-German don’t mean well for the nation’s football.
Akpeyi was on duty for Nigeria in five out of the seven matches the Eagles played at the just concluded Egypt 2019 African Cup of Nations, where the Super Eagles picked a bronze medal.
Speaking with The Guardian yesterday, Akpeyi said it was disturbing that some Nigerians would call for the head of Gernot Rohr despite his good records with the Eagles since he assumed duty in 2017.He asked: “Calling for Rohr’s sack, who do you think will be the messiah that other groups will not also call for his sack? Even those who have won trophies for Nigeria at a point had some other groups calling for their sack. Nobody will be good enough for Nigeria until we come together and stand for one interest.”
On the state of the national team, Akpeyi said, “Generally every sector in Nigeria is a race for personal interest and when you win, enjoy it for the time until another party reinforces and comes back for a fight… your records don’t count for many Nigerians.” Read more