Super Eagles players have kicked against the decision of the Nigeria Football
Federation (NFF) to sack the coach of the team, Gernot Rohr
According to Own Goal Nigeria, the German technician is said to have been told that
his services is no longer needed and he has already communicated via text messages
to his players wishing them the best in their future endeavors.
Reacting to the news, a senior player in the team faulted the timing of the sack
insisting that the players knew what went wrong during the qualifiers that made the
” We are few weeks to camping for the Africa Cup of Nations. Then the tournament
and the World Cup playoff. Sacking our coach now makes no sense. We know why we
played poorly during the World Cup qualifiers. It wasn’t Rohr’s fault”, he said.
Another player who recently fell out of favor in the squad also had this to say:
“If as a group we decide to be honest many will tell you Rohr isn’t the issue. He did
his best to carry all along but some players have people in high places and what they
can’t do at their club sides is what they are comfortable doing in camp. Most times a
day to game or even the morning before games”, he said.
A goalkeeper in the same team also shared his view on the decision calling it a poor
decision by all standards and like the others warns the NFF of the implications of
sacking Rohr now.
” Africa Cup Of Nations is in January. We don’t have a coach three weeks to the start
of camping. This is poor timing and the NFF should know this. They know how they
divided the team and it showed on the pitch. This is beyond Rohr”, he concluded.