Former Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr reiterated that despite the fact that he was fired as Nigeria national coach, he has no regrets managing the team during his five years stint.
In an interview with a top sports journalist Rohr said he would be in Cameroon next month as a pundit, while he also hinted that his five years on the job were eventful ones.
Rohr added: “No regrets working in Nigeria. We did all we had to do in the interest of Nigeria, and we are proud about that. We found young goalkeepers who will be here perhaps for 10 years.”
“We found young wingers, we found new defenders. We helped our captain Ahmed Musa get the record of more than 103 games for his country. We produced the top goal scorers in the last AFCON and the qualifiers.”
“So, five wonderful years and four months, and I thank NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, who gave me the chance to work in his country. I will forget the end. What happened this last one year was not easy, but now I hope that everybody will be correct and can live as friends.”
The German coach also added that he would have go to Cameroon to win the AFCON, had it been he was left to continue as the Eagles coach in the dugout.
While the Eagles are prepping up for the AFCON, the German gaffer believes in the team and backs them to go on and do very well at the AFCON in Cameroon.
He also admitted to cherish forever the memories of delivering results in tough groups with Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia for the 2018 World Cup and finishing first for the AFCON qualifiers.
Rohr in his last summation wishes that Nigeria can get good infrastructure that will help develop football, and also advised there should be solidarity between the sports minister and the federation.
This article was updated 12 months ago