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Obuh advises Rohr to stop experiments

Former national U-17 team coach, John Obuh has advised Super Eagles’ manager, Gernot Rohr to stop testing new players and concentrate on the players he will take to the Russia 2018 World Cup, which is less than 80 days away.
Speaking after the Super Eagles 0-2 spanking by Serbia in an international friendly, Obuh said the Eagles were disjointed because the coaches did not deploy the main players to the game.
He advised Rohr to focus on blending the team and trying out different formations, positing that the injection of the new players to the Eagles should have been done gradually before now.
He urged the Super Eagles manager not to allow the Serbia defeat affect his team’s morale in the build up to the World Cup, adding that the defeat should help the coaches and players correct the lapses in the team.
“I think it is too early to start passing negative comments on the Eagles now. My position is that Rohr should stop spending time testing players.
He should learn from other big teams like Germany, Spain who are already working with their main team to produce better-organised squads before the World Cup.
“In the game against Serbia, the Eagles were outplayed because the coach was still testing. The tactically disciplined Eagles we saw in the World Cup qualifiers were different from the ones that played the friendly.
Rohr would have used the main team in the first half and injected one or two new players in the second half to blend with the team,” he said.

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