Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has denied rumors stating that Nigeria lost to Madagascar in the AFCON 2019 because his wife is from the country.
The Super Eagles lost the game by two goals to nill. Nigeria had already qualified for the next round of the competition in Egypt and had to rest key players.
After theoss, reports immediately surfaced that Rohr didn’t take the game serious because his wife is from Madagascar.
A chat with German newspaper Mannheimer Morgen this week, sees Rohr rubbishing the reports as absurd: ”Some people really wanted the title, but of course we did not. There was a lack of trifles. The success hung by the thread.
”But some criticism cannot be taken seriously. Bad tongues have claimed that we deliberately lost to Madagascar because my wife came from there. That is absurd.”
Rohr’s men will be facing Brazil in an international friendly in Singapore on October 13.