Taribo West Hails Rohr For His Bravery In Dropping Moses Simon, Omeruo, Iheanacho & Idowu Against Libya


Former Super Eagles defence hardman Taribo West says coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr showed his brave side in some decisions regarding team selections in the back to back games against Libya.


Nigeria defeated Libya 4-0 and 3-2 respectively in two games in the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers to move top of their group with nine points and also edge closer to qualification for next year soccer showpiece in Cameroon.

The coach dropped most of the regulars he used in prosecuting games in his two years stay as coach of the Nigerian team in both games with the likes of Samuel Kalu and Jamilu Collins coming in for the regulars.

West said the action of the coach will no doubt put every player in the team on their toes as no player is guarantee a shirt in his team, something he insist will help the team in the long run and the players themselves in becoming better players.

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” Rohr took some very brave decision in his team selection. Dropping the likes of Bryan (Idowu), Omeruo ( Kenneth), Moses ( Simon) and Iheanacho ( Kelechi). They are like his generals in the team before the games against Libya “, West told Owngoalnigeria.com.

” It’s good for the team and the improvement of the players. Everybody will be on their toes for a spot and it will help in future games. It’s a brave move to be honest because it paid off, if it was otherwise he would have been slaughtered “, he remarked.