Despite the various calls from different quarters demanding for the sack of Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles coach, it has been revealed that it may be a herculean task for that to happen, The SportsBay reports.
According to reports, the German tactician will be paid a severance package of $1.2m (N457m) if he is sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Also, the details in his contract stipulated that he must qualify and win the AFCON and he needs just one point from two games to pick the 2021 African Nations Cup ticket.
It will be recalled that the minister of Youth and Sports Development led by Sunday Dare had hinted recently on the possible sack of the German who has failed to secure a victory with the Super Eagles since January 2020.
However, the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick has insisted Nigeria cannot afford to sack the German, especially since he just signed a new two-year deal in May.
“We cannot afford to sack Gernot Rohr. We cannot,” Pinnick said in an interview with NTA.
The Technical Committee of the NFF would meet with Rohr on Friday to analyse Super Eagles matches in 2020 particularly deliberation on the report of the doubleheader games against Sierra Leone.
The Leone Stars dramatically came from a 0-4 goal down to stage a wonderful comeback to earn a 4-4 draw at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, Edo State.
The three-time African champions were unable to defeat Sierra Leone in Freetown as the second leg ended 0-0 on 17th November 2020.
Despite the two draws and Eagles inability to win a match in 2020, the former African champion is still topping the group L table with 8 points from four matches and closely followed in the second position by Burkina Faso with seven points – a point less than the Eagles.
Nigeria will play guest to Burkina Faso in March, 2021 and host Lesotho in the match-day 6 of the qualifiers.
Rohr has been in charge of the Super Eagles since 2016 and has led Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup with a game to spare and repeated the same feat for 2019 AFCON, finishing in third place. His new deal expires after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.