The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will not renew Gernot Rohr’s contract as head coach of the Super Eagles, even if he wins the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations; this is authoritative.
According to our sources, senior officials who matter at the decision-making echelon of the federation are not impressed by the Rohr’s rather uncommitted handling of the nation’s apex football team.
The unimpressive outing of the German and his boys in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations’ Competition (AFCON) has forced the federation officials to ask their lawyers to look at Rohr’s contract, as a first step to terminating his deal with Nigeria, immediately after the AFCON matches on July 19.
“The NFF is not impressed with the way the team is playing after Rohr has been given all the support he required and were left unimpressed after he fuelled the match bonus crisis in the Eagles camp.
“Since Nigeria qualified for AFCON, our attackers have been clay-footed with the manager unable to evolve a system that could optimise the potential of the team’s strikers, who otherwise do well in their different European clubs and in the Diaspora.
“We have given Rohr a free-hand to run the team. He picked his players for this competition unhindered.
“We had a few reservations about the choice of certain players. But we allowed him to go with all the technical issues, especially with the choice of players,” a disappointed NFF chieftain lamented.