Nigerians Question Rohr For Not Including Buhari In His Team
The Super Eagles of Nigeria yesterday played an international friendly match against Liberia, the Nigeria national team won by two goals to one.
Nigerians have started reacting to the game that was played at Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, the game was arranged in honour of the country’s president and 1995 FIFA World Player of the year, George Weah.
Henry Onyekuru, who currently plays for Galatasaray, opened the scoring for the Eagles, firing to the top corner to make it 1-0.
Simeon Nwankwo, added to the goal to seal a victory for the Super Eagles at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium, Monrovia.
Liberia team, pulled one back from the penalty spot in the second half, but was not enough to get a draw from the game.
The game has stirred reactions with Nigerians, wondering why President Weah and his old team mate, James Debbah played in the international friendly.
However, some people questioned Gernot Rohr for not including President Muhammadu Buhari in his squad since the Liberian President played.
See some comments from Twitter below:
@smartnohs “Will FIFA acknowledge this Super Eagles win against George Weah in its next national teams rating?
@Preciousbowei “Congrats Super Eagles, spot on!
@Lexxy111 “Super Eagles played a good game with Liberia but don’t understand why some retired Liberia legends played the match.”
@Tonypeter17 “For me.. My happiest moment in this match against Liberia is seeing Ogu captain the Super Eagles.”
@Khenke_Kenny “President of Liberia George Weah is playing against us, we would have still won if President Buhari played for us.”
@Officialanyi “Why was this match not televised live in Nigeria.”
@highflyer101 “Strikers are known by the number of goals they score not by their Jersey numbers! Hope Ighalo is watching?
@Whoisfrance “Onyekuru is a future African Best. You heard it first here.”
@Agboyi_boy “Onyekuru far better. Rohr opted not to add him to World Cup 30 man provisional list for sentimental reasons.”
@AtexXeta “President George Weah of Liberia played 79 minutes against the Nigerian Super Eagles while APC President is celebrating a 800m walk. Why do I feel PDP is playing politics outside the borders of this country.”
@Sebthegenius “If President Weah is playing why didn’t President Buhari play in the Liberia Vs Nigeria match? I thought that was what he did the 800metres walk, so he trained and yet the coach didn’t use him? This is unfair! I know Lai Mohammed will react tomorrow.”
@Mikel_lisconja “A new strength with Speed, sharp, intelligent, accuracy and skill is here for us. His name Henry Onyekuru.”