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NFF president, Amaju Pinnick speaks on Rohr’s future.

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Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigerian Football Federation has stated emphatically that the soccer body are solidly behind embattled Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr.

The German tactician came under serious attack after Sierra Leone came back to draw Super Eagles in Benin, Edo state in their 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifier. Nigeria took a 4-1 lead to the dressing room in the first half before allowing the visitors to come back and ended the encounter in a draw. Super Eagles also failed to record a win in the second leg of the qualifiers played in Freetown, but despite that, Nigeria are still topping their group with eight points after four games. While speaking on NTA Sports parliament according to Complete Sports, Amaju Pinnick explained that Gernot Rohr has done good job for the Super Eagles.“ Rohr has done well as our coach, qualifying us for the World Cup and finishing third at the AFCON. It was the same coach who beat Argentina and drew with Brazil in friendlies.“ He has our full support.”

Gernot Rohr has been the coach of the Super Eagles since 2016, and the German has led Nigeria to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and also 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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United grab victory after Cavani’s brace insipires comback and sinks Saints

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Edinson Cavani came off the bench to inspire a stunning Manchester United comeback as they turned around a two-goal deficit to secure a superb victory at Southampton.

 

The 33-year-old Uruguayan striker was a half-time replacement for out-of-sorts Mason Greenwood with Saints two goals up and in control of a fluctuating encounter at St. Mary’s – the veteran turning the tide with a virtuoso display and a brilliant headed double.

 

James Ward-Prowse was United’s tormentor in that first half, setting up Jan Bednarek’s 23rd minute header with a corner before floating a magnificent free-kick beyond David de Gea 10 minutes later.

 

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who watched his side waste a host of chances and also had to replace the injured De Gea with Dean Henderson at the interval, sent on Cavani to perform the rescue act and the deadline-day signing obliged in spectacular style.

 

Cavani was a constant threat, setting up Bruno Fernandes to pull one back just on the hour before showing the old instincts remained fully intact to divert the Portuguese midfield man’s deflected shot past the excellent Southampton keeper Alex McCarthy with a diving header, 16 minutes from time.

 

As the game entered injury time, and with Southampton hanging on desperately for a point, Cavani was the match-winner with a flicked header from Marcus Rashford’s cross to spark wild United celebrations as they recorded eight successive top-flight wins away from home for the first time.

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