December 9, 2023

NFF Sack Rohr As Nigeria’s Coach, One Month To AFCON

The NFF has announced that it has sacked Gernot Rohr as the head coach of the Super Eagles, with Austin Eguavoen appointed to take over from the German on an interim basis.

The body revealed this on its website, saying it has decided to let go of Rohr after more than five years in charge of the team.

“This is with immediate effect and follows the termination of the relationship with Franco-German Gernot Rohr, who has been in charge of the three-time African champions for the past 64 months and is Nigeria’s longest-serving manager.”

Rohr was appointed as Nigeria’s coach in 2016, and during his time, he led the team to the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where the Super Eagles finished third.

However, the former Burkina Faso manager has been under pressure for over a year due to the Super Eagles poor performances.

Although Nigeria qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup playoffs under him this year, the general performance was not pleasing to watch, with many fans calling for his sack.

Following the completion of the second round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers, it was clear that Rohr’s position was untenable, and it was only a matter of time before he was sacked.

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