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Gernot Rohr sacked as Super Eagles coach after 5 years


Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has been sacked as coach of the Nigeria Senior National team.

The decision to sack the Franco-German gaffer was taken after a company associated with the senior National team of Nigeria, agreed to pay the termination clause in the contract of the coach.

The Nigeria football Federation (NFF) have communicated the decision to the former Niger and Burkina Faso coach, and have started the search for a new coach who will pilot the affairs of the team for the 2022 World Cup Play offs, and also the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next year.

Nigeria will face any of Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali or DR Congo for a place at Qatar 2022.

The Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has said Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr is not good and should be replaced.

The Senator recalled that he rejected the German tactician’s application to coach Enyimba Football Club when he was a governor.

This is as he lamented that Nigeria which has so many talents home and abroad are struggling to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup.

“In the last five years, we have wasted our time in football. There is nothing new we are doing any longer.

“To see a country with many professional players home and abroad struggling to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup is heartbreaking.

“I am calling on the Chairman of NFF, Mr Amaju Pinnick to wake up and to quickly find a replacement for Rohr.

“We soccer lovers don’t need further dissatisfaction in a game, we have the capacity to make ourselves proud.

“If the problems you have this year are the same problems you had last year, then you are not a leader.

“You are rather a problem on your own that must be solved,” the Senator shared on Facebook.

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