Nigerian Football Federation reveals why Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was sacked

Nigerian Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has explained why the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was sacked, stating that the decision was taken to head off a “disaster” waiting to happen.

Rohr’s contract as the Super Eagles coach was terminated on Sunday after months of fireworks between the federation and the Franco-German coach who managed the first team for the past 64 months.

“It wasn’t an individual decision; it was a collective decision from the committee,” Pinnick said on Monday when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, as cited by The Punch Newspaper.

“We didn’t want a disaster to happen before taking the decision,” he added.

Pinnick said the last two games under Rohr were abysmal and Nigeria won’t have qualified for the last round of the World Cup if not for providence.

The NFF President also said the 68-year-old coach failed to enforce discipline in the team, adding that there were so many things not known to the public on the matter.

He added that the football federation still owed Rohr some unpaid salaries but promised that they would be cleared off in months.

In his place, the football federation appointed Augustine Eguavoen, currently its Technical Director, as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles on an interim basis.