… Dare directs NFF to submit Rohr’s report card to the Ministry
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed there are procedures to be followed if Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr can be relieved of his duties.
According to a statement released by NFF’s Director of Communication, Ademola Olajire, the football house dispelled reports making round that Rohr has been sacked.
“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.
“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.”
In the same vein, the minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has dismissed the reports that Rohr has been sacked while directing the NFF to present the Franco-German report card to the Ministry.
“Until the NFF present the report of the performance of the coach to the Ministry, there will not be a decision on whether to sack or allow him continue on the job, because we are interested in knowing how well or bad the coach has performed since he was given the task of leading the Super Eagles“, Dare told journalists.
He further stated that the importance of Nigeria participating in the Qatar 2020 World Cup cannot be overemphasized.
I want to believe that everything should be done to ensure that Super Eagles qualify for the World Cup. When the FIFA President came visiting President Muhammadu Buhari here, I recall he said “Mr. President, see you in Qatar”.
Rohr, a former Germany international defender, has led the Super Eagles in 54 international matches over the course of five years and three months, winning 28 of those matches.