Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has warned that the sensational dismissal of Serbian Milovan Rajevac could well work in favour of Algeria when they visit Uyo next month in continuation of the World Cup qualifiers.
“This (sack) may be the motivation Algeria need to play against us. It will be difficult for a new coach to put together a team in three weeks for our match, but possibly the assistant coaches could manage it.”
Meanwhile, Algerian Football Federation president Mohamed Raouraoua has insisted the country’s players were not to blame for the departure of Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac.
Raouraoua admitted there were heated discussions in the dressing room after the home draw with Cameroon, but later frayed nerves calmed down.
“The players were not behind the departure of the coach. Things happened in the dressing room, which is something quite normal in other stadiums around the world, whether for clubs or national teams. Sometimes these discussions are heated, but they always calm down and end at the end of the game. And that’s what happened this time.”
The team’s assistant coaches will take charge of the world cup qualifier against Nigeria next month.