Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has been sacked as coach of the Nigeria Senior National team.
This brings to close days of misgivings about his performance in his key areas of handling the country’s senior male football team, once the toast of Africa and the world.
Things seemed to have gotten to a head in the last 48 hours after the Super Eagles struggled against Cape Verde for a place in the Qatar 2022 on Tuesday, sharing their points in the 1-1 draw, just days after beating Liberia 2-0 in a match that is dismissed as dismal outing at best from a groundswell of Nigerians.
In the main, the poor performance of the Nigerian team, is blamed on the coach, who has been accused of lacking the capacity to blend the wealth of talented players that would have lifted the team to the envy of the world and return the country on the map of greath footballing nations, instead of a bunch of struggling players with insipid performance against even supposed footbal minions.
The decision to sack the Franco-German gaffer was taken after a company associated with the senior National team of Nigeria agreed to pay the termination clause in the contract of the coach, Owngoal reports.
The Nigeria football Federation (NFF) have communicated the decision to the former Niger and Burkina Faso coach, and have started the search for a new coach who will pilot the affairs of the team for the 2022 World Cup Play offs and also the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next year.