Former Nigerian internationals, Joe Erico and Joseph Dosu have disagreed with Coach Gernot Rohr’s over the reported goalkeepers crisis in the Super Eagles as the team prepares for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in Egypt between June 21 and July 19.
Rohr recently said the Eagles have a goalkeeping problem ahead of the AFCON while disclosing his plans to send a goalkeeper trainer to Europe to drill Francis Uzoho, as was done before last year’s World Cup in Russia.
Speaking to The Guardian yesterday, Coach Erico disagreed that Nigeria lacked dependable goalkeepers for the AFCON, saying, “We have one million and one goalkeepers scattered around Nigeria. If we don’t have goalkeepers we will not have qualified at all. That means we will be coming home with basketful of goals. I am not a believer in that school of thought. The handler should get one and really work on him,” he said.
Also speaking on the issue, Dosu said, “If the technical adviser can come out to say there is a problem in the goalkeeping area in the Super Eagles then it means he doesn’t have confidence in the goalkeepers that we have. Read more