Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles: Why I turned down advice from NFF officials – Rohr

Super Eagles: Why I turned down advice from NFF officials – Rohr

Former Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has insisted that he rejected advice from officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, when he was in charge of the Nigeria national team. The NFF sacked Rohr from his role last Sunday and appointed former Eagles captain, Augustine Eguavoen, on an interim basis pending the appointment of a permanent boss. Speaking with ESPN, Rohr revealed he didn’t follow some of the suggestions of the officials because he wanted to make players’ selection with his technical staff and not with people from outside the team. “I know Nigerians are passionate about football and…
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Why Gernot Rohr was sacked as Eagles coach – Pinnick

Why Gernot Rohr was sacked as Eagles coach – Pinnick

The President of, Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has said that Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was sacked to forestall a “disaster” waiting to happen. “It wasn’t an individual decision; it was a collective decision from the committee,” Pinnick said on Monday when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily breakfast programme. “We didn’t want a disaster to happen before taking the decision,” he added. Pinnick said the last two games under Rohr were abysmal and Nigeria won’t have qualified for the last round of the World Cup if not for providence. The NFF President also said…
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Gernot Rohr’s sack: Uncertainty as Nigeria search for new coach

Gernot Rohr’s sack: Uncertainty as Nigeria search for new coach

Gernot Rohr is gone. The Franco-German is no longer the Super Eagles head coach, following a virtual meeting of the NFF Executive Committee on Sunday. But it feels Rohr should have been gone since 2018 after Nigeria failed to qualify from their World Cup group. The team needed a draw against Argentina to progress. Somehow, they conceded a late goal and duly crashed out. Another good time to have sacked him was after the 4-4 draw with Sierra Leone in November 2020. Rohr’s men threw away a four-goal lead, a result that NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, described as the worst…
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