We never lost belief under Gernot Rohr, says Troost-Ekong

We never lost belief under Gernot Rohr, says Troost-Ekong

Super Eagles assistant captain William Troost-Ekong insists the players have always believed in themselves despite the experiencing torrid time towards the end of Gernot Rohr’s tenure.

The Super Eagles were heavily criticised for their uninspiring performances under the Franco-German tactician who was sacked from the position and replaced by Austin Eguavoen in December.


With Eguaveon in charge, the three time African champions have beaten the Pharaohs of Egypt and Sudan’s Falcons of Jediane in the Group phase of the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

The team have also qualified for round of 16 of the competition, but will face Guinea-Bissau in the final Group game in Garoua on Wednesday.

Speaking on the new found form, Ekong says the team never lost belief in their ability, but he credited coach Augustine Eguavoen for his impact.

“I don’t think there is any surprises. We have kept that believe in the team. We still managed to qualify for AFCON and pulled through to the WCQ playoffs. You can’t guarantee same game all the time. With the new coach there is fresh air. Everyone want to prove themselves.” He said.

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