Rohr Speaks On Quitting As Super Eagles Coach


Gernot Rohr has denied being sacked as head coach of the senior national football team, Super Eagles.

It was reported that the German tactician was allegedly relieved of his job by his employer, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), after five years in the saddle.

The German was reportedly sacked after one of the sponsors of the Super Eagles agreed to the termination clause in the German’s contract.

But in an interview with The Punch on Thursday, Rohr stated that he has not been sacked as the national team head coach.

He, however, admitted that the NFF wanted him to quit the team after the Super Eagles lacklustre display in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw against Cape Verde.

He said: “Not yet, but that’s what they want me to do.”

Rohr was appointed head coach of the Super Eagles in August 2016 and led the team to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The German’s conservative approach and Super Eagles’ uninspiring performances have been heavily criticised by some Nigerians who called for his sack.

Despite leading the Super Eagles to the 2022 World Cup play-offs, the Franco-German will not be taking the team to the playoffs and the Nation’s cup in January 2022.

The Super Eagles, three-time African champions, finished top of Group C despite being held by Cape Verde in their final Group C World Cup qualifier in Lagos.

Nigeria will face any of these teams which includes Egypt Ghana, Mali, Cameroon or DR Congo, when the playoffs draw goes down on December 18, 2021.

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