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Yakubu Aiyegbeni Backtracks On Criticising Rohr – Praise Super Eagles Playing Style

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Former Nigeria international forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni has tone down his attack on the coach of the Nigerian team Gernot Rohr following the Super Eagles 2-0 win over Central Africa Republic (CAR) in the World Cup qualifiers.

Yakubu ranks as one of the foremost critic of the coach as he believe he hasn’t improved the team since he was appointed as coach in 2016. According to Yakubu , the team hasn’t shown any meaningful sign of progress.

However he has now backtracked on those claims after the winning over CAR insisting that the current crop of players couple with the way the team is playing at the moment puts them in a good position to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

“I think with the players we have in the team like [Wilfred] Ndidi as well as [Victor] Osimhen the striker, we have a chance to qualify,” he told Goal.

“I’m not scared but I know we’ll qualify because we’ve got the players. We’ve struggled in the past to qualify for the World Cup.

“But I think with this team and the way they play now, and the countries they’re playing against now, I think we’ve got chances to pull through.”

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