Tension as Federal Government tells NFF chiefs what they should do for Super Eagles coach Rohr

Tension as Federal Government tells NFF chiefs what they should do for Super Eagles coach Rohr

  • Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr could be sacked before the start of the 2022 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon
  • Nigeria's Minister of Sports Sunday Dare is said to have backed the NFF to disengage the German football tactician
  • Recently, coach Salisu Yusuf made a return to the Super Eagles and could replace Rohr on an interim capacity

Sunday Dare who is Nigeria's Minister of Youths and Sports has reportedly backed the Nigerian Football Federation to sack current Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr due to poor performances.

The German has been the gaffer of the Super Eagles since 2016 months after being sacked as Burkina Faso coach and Gernot Rohr has not won any title since then with the three-time African champions.

Gernot Rohr led the Super Eagles to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but the Nigerian side failed to qualify from the group stage losing last game against Argentina.

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and assistant Yobo in action.
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The Nigerian Football Federation continued their trust in Gernot Rohr as he led the Super Eagles also to the 2019 African Cup of Nations, but Nigeria finished as third best.

Things turned sour for Gernot Rohr during the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in which the Super Eagles suffered a defeat at home in Lagos.

Although the Super Eagles have reached the last qualifying stage for the World Cup, but there have been reports that the NFF chiefs are no longer comfortable with Rohr as coach.

According to the report on Complete Sports, Sports Minister Sunday Dare also wants Gernot Rohr to be fired.

“The minister has given approval to NFF’s decision to sack the Super Eagles coach for poor performance, loss of control on the team and players’ restiveness, but the minister also advised the NFF to hire an indigenous coach in the interim to take charge of the Super Eagles.''

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The Foxes going into the game were bottom of the group with just a win all season but dispatched the polish side by 3-1.

Brendan Rodgers' men started the game brightly as Patson Daka out-muscled his marker and picked his spot for the first goal of the match. His fifth of the campaign.

It was the turn of James Maddison to get his name on the scoresheet as he danced between defenders before picking his spot to make it 2-0.

Source: SportsBrief.com