‘Nigeria Losing To CAR Was Unheard Of’ – Fashanu

As reactions continue to trail the Super Eagles shock defeat to Central African Republic (CAR) on Thursday, former England international John Fashanu said Nigeria losing to the football minnows was unheard of.

A 91st minute goal from Karl Namnganda earned CAR a shock win over the Eagles, in their Group C 2022 World Cup qualifier in Lagos.

It was CAR’s first win in the group which took them to four points, same as Cape Verde.

And commenting on the shock defeat suffered by the Eagles, Fashanu called for the exit of head coach Gernot Rohr.

“It is time for Rohr to pack his bags and move on,” Fashanu was quoted on omasports.

“We’ve got so many potential managers in the country and why do we feel the need to bring somebody who has to change his whole life to understand the dynamics of Nigerian football because the dynamics in Nigeria are quite unusual.

“It is also unbelievable that he is earning $45,000 monthly. I fell off the chair when I heard how much he earns. Do you know what that amount could do to a village; it could change the dynamics of everybody.

“I really cherish what I said earlier; let us love our own people because it was a sad day for me on Thursday. Before now, Nigeria losing to CAR was unheard of. I want the sports minister to please take note because he is the only man who can make a difference, please let’s get this right and send Gernot Rohr packing.”

The Eagles will hope to bounce back from the loss when they take on CAR in the return leg in Douala, Cameroon on Sunday.


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