Rohr: Mikel, Moses Cannot Single-handedly Decide Games, They Are Not Like Kanu Or Okocha
Published: March 20, 2018
Rohr: Mikel, Moses Cannot Single-handedly Decide Games, They Are Not Like Kanu Or OkochaNigeria manager Gernot Rohr has argued that two of the most influential players in his squad, John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses, cannot single-handedly decide the outcome of matches at the World Cup as they are not in the same category as Super Eagles stars of the 90s.

The German coach admitted that the current squad is not as strong as the 90s team, who qualified for the second round of the World Cup twice in a row, defeated Spain and was close to eliminating Italy at USA 1994.

''We do not have such great players as Kanu or Okocha, who then shone, but the strength of this team is the team work,'' said Rohr to PrzeglÄ…d Sportowy.

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Our captain Obi Mikel or Victor Moses are not the players who will decide the fate of the game themselves, like the stars from the 90s.''

Victor Moses was Nigeria's top scorer with three goals during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, followed by Obi Mikel, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi with two goals each, and Rohr says he is concerned about the absence of a top finisher in the team ahead of the mundial.

He said : ''We really do not have an effective striker, but we have other good players like - Iwobi, Kelechi, Obi Mikel, Ighalo - they are also able to score goals.''

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