NFF under pressure to sack Rohr, says Pinnick


The President of the Nigeria Football federation Amaju Pinnick has admitted the NFF is under pressure to fire the Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr but the coach will stay on the job after the African Cup of Nations.

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The coach has come under intense attacks after his side lost 2-1 to Algeria in the semifinal of the ongoing AFCON, with reports suggesting the federation had concluded plans to fire him.

Pinnick said there was no need to relieve the coach of his position after he had met the semifinal target set for him before the start of AFCON.

The NFF boss said they had a long term plan for the coach and he would proceed on a refresher course at Bayern Munich after AFCON.

“There are some people that have been calling on me and the federation to fire Gernot,”Amaju told @osasuo on Monday night. “But I am not going to do that. In fact, Gernot is going on a refresher training period with Bayern after AFCON 2019.  We have a long-term plan with him.

“He will not be sacked as Super Eagles coach. He will remain in the job. I have complete confidence in him. Gernot has taken us to the semifinal, the target we set for him.”

He also admitted that he had a strained relationship with the coach at some point but everything had been sorted out.

“We have had rocky and difficult moments in our relationship, but this is normal in any relationship between two people. He is a good coach and we want him to remain with us. That said, we will work together on what needs to be improved upon,” he said.


Culled from New Telegraph


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