Gernot Rohr, Franco-German coach who guided Nigeria to a sixth World Cup has insisted he does not consider himself the saviour of Nigeria football, but instead a coach who won World Cup qualification for the country.
It could be recalled that the three-time African champions failed to qualify for last two AFCONs before the 2017 qualification.
“I do not know if I’m considered the saviour, but as a coach who had the chance to qualify for the World Cup and did what it took to get there,” he said in an interview published by L’Equipe.
“I arrived at a time when everyone was wondering how to get out of the shadows, after two consecutive non-qualifications for the AFCON. They were really at the bottom of the hole.”