Nigerian Football

We’ve not sacked Gernot Rohr, but there are possibilities – NFF

by: Evolve


The NFF, Nigeria’s football governing body, has denied rumors that Gernot Rohr, the Super Eagles’ head coach, has been fired.Gernot Rohr

The name of the German born has been extensively reported in both local and international media on Thursday, with most outlets claiming that the 68-year-old has been fired by his employers, the Nigerian Football Federation.

However, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, President of the NFF, stated that no such decision has been made.

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,” he said.

There are other options, but we have not made a decision to fire Gernot Rohr. I want to tell you that whatever decision is made, it will be in the best interests of Nigerians as a whole.

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,” NFF President said.

Mr Pinnick added that;

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.”

Over the span of five years and three months, Rohr, a former Germany international defender, has guided the Super Eagles in 54 international matches, winning 28 of them.





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