The former coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr says he is excited for Moses Simon who has been one of the best players for Nigeria in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
Simon picked up a goal and an assist yesterday as Nigeria secure passage to the round of 16 with a 3-1 win over Sudan. Their second consecutive win of the tournament after their 1-0 win over Egypt.
The coach was underfire for sticking with the Nantes winger all through the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup where he started in very game as Nigeira secured a spot in the play off of the qualifying series.
Rohr speaking on Canal+ where he is doing punditry for the Africa Cup of Nations said Simon wasn’t the most loved player in the team until recently but he has never doubted the 26 year old.
” When I was coach, a lot of people wanted me to drop him but he is very important to my team. He puts the team first and play for all with ease. I love his attitude on the pitch and he is a perfect gentleman off the pitch. I never doubted him”, Rohr said after Simon was handed the man of the match award yesterday.