NFF Makes Big Statement Following Reports Gernot Rohr Has Been Sacked as Super Eagles Coach

NFF Makes Big Statement Following Reports Gernot Rohr Has Been Sacked as Super Eagles Coach

  • The NFF have said that Gernot Rohr remains Super Eagles coach shortly after qualifying Nigerian in the World Cup playoffs
  • The three-time African champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Cape Verde in their final Group C clash in Lagos
  • The 68-year-old is the longest-serving national team coach in Nigeria following his appointment in 2015

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have stated that they have not sacked Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr.

There has been news going the round that the German gaffer has been relieved of his duties as the national team coach of Nigerian.

NFF say Rohr remains coach of Super Eagles
NFF have stated that Gernot Rohr remains coach of the Super Eagles. Photo by Visionhause
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Rohr's unconvincing results as coach of the Super Eagles

The 68-year-old who was appointed as coach of the three-time African champions in 2015 has had a not too convincing run at the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Though the Nigerian side finished top of Group C, the team were held to a 1-1 scoreline by Cape Verde in the final game played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

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Rohr's men also suffered a shocking defeat to the Central African Republic in their third group game in Lagos before taking revenge with a 2-0 win in the second leg.

During the AFCON 2022 qualifiers, the Super Eagles also surrendered a 4-0 lead to draw 4-4 against Sierra Leone on home soil.

With the strings of events in the past few months, reports had circulated that Rohr has been sacked as Super Eagles boss.

NFF's official statement

However, the NFF have released an official statement that the German-Francophone is still in charge of the West African side.

“The Board of the NFF is studying the report of the Technical Committee, which it submitted after the match against Cape Verde in Lagos on Tuesday. There are a number of possibilities but we have not taken a decision to sack Gernot Rohr. I want to assure that whatever decision is eventually taken will be one that will please the generality of Nigerians.

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“Mr Rohr has a contract with the NFF and there is a procedure for disengagement. If we get to that bridge, both parties will look at the contract and see what has to be done both ways.
"The Super Eagles' squad is a national asset and we are just fortunate to be in that space to take decisions. Any decision we take must be what will be acceptable to Nigerians from far and near.”

Pressure mounts as Gernot to resign as coach of Super Eagles

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that there are reports that Gernot Rohr is under pressure to resign as coach of the Super Eagles as Nigerians have lost confidence on the Franco-German tactician, Premium Times reports.

Strong indication have it that the Nigeria Football Federation hierarchy wants Rohr to resign his appointment after over five years on the job.

Source: Sports Brief News