Rohr Must Work On Iheanacho’s Psychology, Says Obuh

FORMER Nigeria U20 coach, John Obuh, has urged Gernot Rohr to work on Kelechi Iheanacho’s psychology and temperament to improve
the Machester City forward’s scoring form.
The 21-year-old had missed scoring chances before scoring from the spot to earn the Super Eagles a 1-1 draw against Senegal to preserve team’s unbeaten run.
“It is very difficult to comment on a one-goal up but the lead lasted for just four minutes when Hamisu Saleh turned Mohammed Mohammed’s cross into his goal for ABS’ equaliser.
Three minutes before the break, Bala scored the first of his three goals from the spot after the referee Salihu Tatabu ruled that Ernest Governor handled the ball in his box.
On 70 minutes, Bala turned in Daniel Itodo’s long throw-in to give Plateau
United a two-goal cushion.
Bala would step up to score from the spot once again after Ibrahim Omolayo
bundled down Ibeh Johnson inside the box to make the score 4-1 to Plateau
Plateau United now have 28 points, one more than second-placed MFM FC, who dropped from the summit.
MFM failed to keep top spot after wrestling it from Plateau United last weekend.
The Lagos club suffered
a 1-0 defeat at Gombe United as Sadiq Shuaibu’s goal proved the difference.
El-Kanemi Warriors remained
in third position despite their 1-0 win over Lobi Stars. The Maiduguri club left it late though as Samuel Mathias smashed in the winner in the 84th minute. It was El-Kanemi’s 21st home win on the spin in the league since 10 April, 2016.
It was a bad day at the office for Nigerian champions Enugu Rangers. They were beaten 0-1 at Katsina United from a Timothy Danladi seventh-minute penalty. Rangers are now bottom of the pile, though with three outstanding games to play.
Louis van Gaal could be set for a return to the Netherlands national
team as the KNVB is open to working with him as an adviser.
The former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach took over Oranje for the second time after their disastrous Euro 2012 campaign and guided them to a surprise third-place finish at World Cup 2014.
Leaving to take over at Manchester United afterwards, the Champions League-winning boss was replaced by Guus Hiddink at the national team, who was sacked during the Euro 2016 qualifiers as the Dutch missed out on the expanded tournament.
Hiddink’s successor, Danny Blind, did not improve the situation, though, as a 2-0 loss to Bulgaria on Saturday left them six points behind France in their World Cup 2018 qualifying group, prompting the organisation to relieve him of his duties on Sunday.
As the KNVB looks to fix a dismal situation, they are open to working with experts and advisers, with 65-year-old Van Gaal a key option.
“For the profile we’re looking for we have a technical director, but we will also look for many other experts,” professional football director Jean Paul Decossaux told De Telegraaf, with Van Gaal named directly.
“We hope to come to an agreement with a new coach, but it will not be done in a week. Ahead of the games in June seems to be reasonable. game you were not able to see live,” Obuh told Goal.
“But based on what I heard, I think 1-1 is still okay because we are still enjoying the euphoria of Rohr not losing a game. Either by luck, he is still keeping intact the unbeaten run. We can take solace in their form. Showing they are working hard for us to qualify for the World Cup.
“Considering the team we played who is above us in the ranking. I think we are on course. I will advise him to try to make sure 70 percent of his players play together more and more.
“If any new player is coming, let him try as much as possible to observe very well with too many changes because continuity will be helpful in his success.
“If he continues to prepare the team for too many changes, it will be very difficult for him to get them best. I monitored very closely when I heard we were losing by 1-0 at some point – I felt bad. I was made to understand [Kelechi] Iheanacho blew away a lot of chances, it is still better to create a lot of chances than not at all.
“The problem is half solved if he could be at the point where he could score but still misses. Then they need to work on his psychological mood and temperament.”

One Response to Rohr Must Work On Iheanacho’s Psychology, Says Obuh

  1. Victor

    April 2, 2017 at 10:11 PM

    Iheanacho should know that he is not getting younger. He needs to play regularly to hit top form. He is talented and he needs to play regularly to achieve his potential. Training is different from match situations. Improvements during training is different from match fitness. Let is handlers give him appropriate advice. I do not trust guardiola to act in his best interest,