NFF Gives Reason Why Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr Was Asked to Go

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has explained why the nation’s football governing body sacked Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles coach.

Amaju Pinnick in an interview with Channels Television said the football body took the decision as a proactive step to avert a disaster.

“He (Rohr) happens to be the longest-serving manager of the Super Eagles. We gave him all the support,” said Pinnick who was a guest on Sunrise Daily. “But we didn’t want to wait for a disaster to happen before parting ways. The last two games were very tough games for us.

“It wasn’t an individual decision; it was a collective decision by the entire executive committee. We were winning our games … there are a lot of things we took into cognisance. When you part ways, you don’t want to start ascribing blames; you just let it go and face the future with renewed hope and renewed zeal.”

The NFF president disclosed that the body considered some reports of its committees before sacking the German who managed the Nigerian side for five years.

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