Miffed by Super Eagles’ shambolic performance against Leone Stars of Sierra Leones on Friday, the president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick had nocturnal showdown talks with coach Gernot Rohr on the way forward.
Nigeria threw away four goals lead with 20 minutes left to share the spoils with their West African neighbour and NFF President, Amaju Pinnick has expressed his displeasure over the team performance.
FCNaija decent source in Benin City scooped that Rohr’ have been advised by the FA to reconsider dropping some players whose performance was nothing to write home about.
“I am very emotional now, I feel very pained, I’m not going to lie to you. When I was coming I was told to cheer them up.
No, I’m not going to cheer you up, I can’t cheer up and remain pained, let us suffer the emotions together. I can’t cheer anybody up, not anymore.
“I have told you and I mean it, if you go I’m going to be sitting with your coach, there are some things we are not going to accept any more,” he told the players
He then charged the players to go to Freetown and beat Sierra Leone by nothing less than four goals, pointing out that Leone Stars are nowhere near Super Eagles stars in terms of European experience and pedigree.
“The highest player they have is Kei Kamara playing in Minnesota United.
“Leicester, Everton, Rangers – the biggest clubs. But the important thing is that we are Nigerians, even though we fall we always get up.
“Go to Freetown and win that game by 4-0, not three, I know why, it is very symbolic for us to win by 4-0 so that they will know that what happened in Nigeria was a fluke,” Pinnick concluded.