Former Super Eagles goalkeeper’s trainer, Ike Shorunmu has said the victory of Nigeria in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier over Tanzania’s Taifa Stars, is a boost for the new manager, Gernot Rohr to kick-start his reign.
Kelechi Iheanacho’s 78th minute goal had earned the three-time African champions three points in the inconsequential match in Uyo, as Egypt has already grabbed the group’s sole ticket to Gabon 2017.
“The important thing is that we won the Afcon clash against Tanzania giving the new manager, Gernot Rohr a perfect start to his reign.
“At least, we need to start from somewhere to commence the repair work in the Super Eagles.
“I’m certain the victory makes everybody happy and it will boost the side morale in preparation for the World Cup qualifier next month against Zambia.
“The Afcon win is a good start as well as the score line which is decent and unlikely to put any pressure on the coach.
“If Eagles had won the AFCON clash with as many as four or five unreplied goals, the heat would have been unbearable on the coach in the next match.
“I’m satisfied with the overall performance and I hope they take a measure therein in subsequent matches.
“Of course, Eagles performance is heart-warming that they can comfortably match their opponents in the World Cup race.
“No country is a push-over any more as we are bringing in new players to the fray others are doing almost same thing.
“I believe Eagles have already started well, it’s for the entire country to queue behind the coach to bring out the best in performance from the team,” the former Eagles keeper told Supersport.com.