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Sports News of Thursday, 2 December 2021


Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles lack personality - Obodo

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Christian Obodo said the current Super Eagles is lacking the personality and talents to win difficult games.

Obodo who earned 19 caps for the Super Eagles between 2004 and 2008, believes the current boys lack the qualities of their set.

The Gernot Rohr tutored side has struggled to hit top gear against lowly rated sides like Sierra Leone, Benin Republic, and recently against the Central African Republic and Cape Verde.

In a chat with Ifeanyi Udeze on “No Hold Barred”, Obodo who won a bronze medal in the 2008 African Cup of Nations, posited, that the major problem combating the team is lack of personality.

“We have players who play for some of the big clubs in Europe but there is one particular thing they lack which is personality,”

“So what I’m saying is that most of the players don’t have personality. There are some games that would be difficult and we needed someone to do the magic. ”

“That’s when we had people like Jay-Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, great players that would bring their personality, do something extra when the team needs to score and they would deliver. But unfortunately, there is nothing like that now.”

“Sometimes when I watch the current team I’m always scared compared to our time. Even when they score a goal I’m always afraid for them not to concede,” he concluded.

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