SUPPORT has come again for embattled Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr amid calls for the termination of his contract after recent poor run of results.
Over the weekend, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick said calls for the sacking of the 67-year-old German is ill-timed since the Super Eagles are still on course for the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Cameroun in 2022.
Egbe claimed the Super Eagles given the calibre of players at the disposal of Rohr would eventually bounce back should the team be offered the necessary support by football stakeholders.
He said: “ What we have presently in the Super Eagles are refined players and many of them grew up training and playing under smooth surfaces and as we all know, the AFCON pitches are always refined and I think we are going to see the best of our team in Cameroun.
“I don’t think the coach (Gernot Rohr) is bad,” noted . “ He can’t succeed alone; most people might not really understand when I dwelled on the fact that we have ‘refined players’ and because of their up-bringing, we just need to give them refined pitches to play upon.”
Egbe stressed that Sierra Leone did their homework on our players, hence they took them to the ‘rice field’ in Freetown where no player can play to his full potentials:“ We need not to make our players struggle in home and away games. At home, our boys should enjoy the luxury of playing on the kind of pitches they play on out there in Europe and this is why I’m clamouring for Nigeria to have world class pitches with zero undulation and lush green.”
Egbe re-echoed the vision of his outfit which is the eradication of bad pitches not just in Nigeria but the African continent.