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Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr laments on quality of pitches in Gabon

Nigeria Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has added his voice to the football play pitch debate in the ongoing 31st edition of the Africa Cup of nations in Gabon.
The Nigerian coach who is in Gabon as an analyst for a tv station and has been watching the Eagles WCQ foes Algeria and Cameroon said the conditions of the pitch make it hard for football to flow leading to many injuries.
“If you are far from the pitch its easy to see how beautiful the playing surfaces are but in reality they are hard and make it difficult for football to flow freely”Rohr told
“The company contracted to do the work was changed at the last minute and the new people who were given the job did not have ample time since they were under pressure to conclude the work before the inspections.”
“I have spoken to so many players and they are not happy with the condition of the pitch and you can clearly see many players have suffered injuries in the first round of matches”he added.
On the level of competition Rohr was positive saying he was happy to see the standard of football rise across Africa “We have so far seen some good football with great team work and individual talents.Senegal have been superb and have lived up to expectations while giants like Algeria have not been very impressive “he concluded.
Rohr knows Gabon well he was appointed coach in February 21,2010 replacing then coach Alain Giresse.

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