close
Connect with us

Football

NFF president discloses why Rohr was sacked as Super Eagles coach ahead AFCON 2021

NFF president discloses why Rohr was sacked as Super Eagles coach ahead AFCON 2021
Photo credit: Vanguard

Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick has uncovered precisely why Franco-German football tactician Gernot Rohr was saccked as Super Eagles manager a month prior to the beginning of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Speaking on Channels Television, as quoted by allnigeriasoccer.com: “We didn’t want to wait for a disaster to happen before parting ways.

“The last two games were very tough for us and we did our own intelligence based on what we knew or what was going on and you agree with me that even about five minutes to the end of the last game against Cape Verde they would have scored and Nigerian wouldn’t have qualified for the last round or for the World Cup.

“It wasn’t an individual decision, it was a collective decision by the entire Executive Committee. We got reports from the Technical and Strategic Committees and we put all these things together.

“We were winning our games, we were struggling, in Benin we were leading 4-0 and they came from behind, if they had gotten another five minutes perhaps we would have lost that game.”

Pinnick continued : “He has been here for five years, we did everything that we did but one major factor was discipline in the team, he lost practically the dressing room.

“Discipline in team was at its lowest ebb and once you remove discipline that foundation of the team, players will now talk about you, players will now believe that they are indisposable.

“A disaster was about to happen so we decided to take the bull by the horns.”

Source: Allnigeriasoccer

Advertisement
Vectru Exchange
Advertisement
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Pingback: Umar Sadiq arrives Super Eagles camp for AFCON 2021 preparation - SportVectru

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement

Must SeeMore Must See

'We did not take what we deserve' - Chelsea boss reacts to Leicester draw 'We did not take what we deserve' - Chelsea boss reacts to Leicester draw

‘We did not take what we deserve’ – Chelsea boss reacts to Leicester draw

“We were the better team and deserved to win,” Thomas Tuchel told a press...

Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace Highlights Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace Highlights

Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace Highlights

Everton pulled off a stunning second-half comeback to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 and secure...

Chelsea 1-1 Leicester Highlights Chelsea 1-1 Leicester Highlights

Chelsea 1-1 Leicester Highlights

Marcos Alonso’s fine volley handed Chelsea a 1-1 draw with Leicester and secured a...

Chelsea receive boost in Jules Kounde pursuit Chelsea receive boost in Jules Kounde pursuit

Chelsea receive boost in Jules Kounde pursuit

“It is clear to everyone that in the last few summers, we have not...

More in Football