Monday, 12 September 2016

Can Gernot Rohr Take The Super Eagles of Nigeria to greater heights in Domestic and International Football?

Gernot Rohr is the new Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles. Rohr is a German Tactician, who has got experience from a lot of African Countries like Gabon, Tunisia and Burkina Faso. He was appointed on a two year contract to qualify the Super Eagles for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

The new Tactician has stated  that he will take his job seriously and give it a top priority. Rohr failed to convince Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike from changing their minds after their resignation from the National team. That was the first blow, he received on his new assignment.
He has promised to re brand the team and add some radical elements to the team.

The Nigerian National team is blessed with a lot of talents from the International Clubs and domestic sides, so the new Coach has a lot of talents to choose from. His first match as Technical adviser was a victorious one,as his side edged out Tanzania in a lone goal at the  Akwa-ibom international stadium.

The Super Eagles will not be participating in AFCON 2017 in Gabon,after losing that place to the Pharoahs of Egypt. It is still a bitter pill for Nigerians to swallow, because they  have missed the Competition twice since 2013, when they lifted the trophy in South Africa.

Gernot Rohr has the onus to qualify the Super Eagles for the World Cup,and he must take the task seriously. He has the players who can execute that agenda for him. Nigerians are less concerned about whether the Coach is a home based or foreign one, what they want to see is a Coach that can deliver.

The Super Eagles has never gotten to the Quarter-finals of the World Cup. It is only Cameroun, Senegal and Ghana that is the only African Countries that has reached the last eight of the World Cup. It would be a great achievement for the Super Eagles, if Rohr can take them to that height.

In wrapping up, Nigeria is a football loving Country, and they desire that the Super Eagles is flying above board. The onus lies on Gernot Rohr to deliver and actualise their desires. Rohr has the opportunity to write his name on Gold in the minds of Nigerians. He can only fulfil this ambition, if he takes his job seriously and recruit the right squad that will execute his plans.
We at Segun Goke's Soccer wish the new Technical adviser success in his new role as the Super Eagle's Gaffer.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Guardiola edges out Mourinho in the Manchester Derby.

Josep ' Pep' Guardiola is the Current Manager of Manchester City. He took over Manuel Pellegrini who was the Manager of the Citizens in the last season. He is a successful Coach and one of the top Managers in the world of football. Jose Mourinho is the present Manager of Manchester United Football Club,he took over from Louis Van Gaal who guided the Reds to their 12th FA Cup last May.

Guardiola and Mourinho are two of the best Managers in the world of Soccer. They are celebrated Managers who has won a lot of Competitions. Their rivalry was  highlighted when they both coached top clubs in Spain, Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.
Guardiola tactically has had the better record amongst the two Coaches. He has had more victories than Mourinho,when both of them clashed. One of the remarkable defeats against Mourinho was the first El- Classico that Jose spearheaded as Coach of Real Madrid, he lost woefully to Pep in a 5-1 defeat.

The two Managers are now managers of the Manchester teams. Guardiola has won his first three matches before playing the derby,as well as his fiercest rival, Mourinho.

The match was played with so much tension, and the United Players were outclassed and outplayed for the first forty minutes. Sylva mesmerised his way amongst the Manchester United Defenders. Eric Bailey and Daley Blind who had been outstanding so far in the tournament this season were lost against a composed and organised City attack. Kevin De Bryne slotted his way into the Red's Defence and scored the opener. The United Defence was once again caught sleeping and the Nigerian Striker, Kelechi Iheanacho scored the second goal. Zlatan Ibrahomovic showed why he was called the goal puncher and he scored the only goal for the reds.

At the second half, Jose Mourinho realised his error in his selection and substituted jesse Lingard for Marcus Rashford and Mikhiyran for Ander Herrera. The Reds were more purposeful in the second half,but the Citizens kept their cool and contained the pressure from the Reds.
Paul Pogba the most expensive player was lost in the mix,he could not contain the skill of Sylva and Fernadinho. And Raheem Sterling outclassed Antonio Valencia in the left back.
The game has been lost in the first half.

On a final note, Pep Guardiola has been the most tactical of the two Coaches, he took the game to United in their own Base and attacked with all tenacity. Jose Mourinho lost the game by changing his winning formula, leaving Juan Mata and Anthony Martial out of the game. Their replacements Jesse Lingard and Mikhiyrtan were no match for the citizens. They were game rusty and could not contain the game.

A nice victory for Pep Guardiola and a Big loss for Jose Mourinho.