Nigeria interim head coach, Austine Eguavoen, has said his predecessor Gernot Rohr deserves credit for their impressive performances at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The Super Eagles won all three Group D fixtures in convincing fashion, despite having little time to prepare for the competition.
Eguavoen was only appointed on interim capacity after Rohr was sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation on the eve of the AFCON.
The former defender insists Rohr also deserves to take the plaudits because he assembled the squad.
“There’s no way we are not going to give Gernot Rohr credit because he’s the one who put this team together, Eguavoen said after Nigeria’s win over Guinea-Bissau.
“We still inherited a team of about 98% Gernot Rohr together, so there is no way we are going to leave Gernot Rohr out of this.”
“He did a good job assembling these boys, but it’s quite unfortunate what has happened.”
“And if we win the Africa Cup of Nations, it’s for everyone, not just me alone.”