My Sack By Nigeria Football Federation Unfair, Unprofessional – Rohr
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Former Super Eagles handler, Gernot Rohr have described his sacking by the Nigeria Football Federation NFF as “unfair and unprofessional”
The 68-year-old German coach who few weeks ago lost is application to take charge if Mali national team, believes he was unfairly dismissed by the federation despite having better ground to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
Rohr was sacked as the Super Eagles coach a month before the 2021 AFCON
Gernot Rohr was sacked as the Super Eagles coach a month before the 2021 AFCON
Gernot Rohr has hit out at the NFF over the way he was dismissed as Nigeria’s coach. Rohr was sacked as Nigeria’s manager last December after more than five years in charge.
The Franco-German tactician assumed reigns in 2016, staying in the job until December 2021. Although Rohr did not win a trophy for Nigeria in his five years in charge, he led the team to two major tournaments- the 2018 World Cup and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where Nigeria finished in third place.
The Super Eagles also qualified for the 2021 AFCON under Rohr’s watch and the 2022 World Cup playoffs under Rohr’s eye.
However, the 68-year-old never got the chance to lead Nigeria to the AFCON as he was sacked a month before the tournament.
He was also not in charge of the playoffs against Ghana, which Nigeria eventually lost via the away goals rule.
The ex-Burkina Faso manager has now hit out at the NFF for the decision to sack him, saying it was unprofessional.
“I think that NFF was unfair and unprofessional,” Rohr told Pulse Sports Nigeria when asked about his sacking.
The former Bordeaux manager added that NFF destroyed a good family and denied Nigeria a chance to play at the World Cup with the decision to sack him.
“They destroyed a family and a good chance to go to the World Cup,” Rohr added.
Rohr has been without a job since he left Nigeria, but he was recently linked with the Mali job. However, he told Pulse Sports Nigeria he would not be taking over as Mali’s coach.