The Nation has revealed possible reasons why NFF sacked Rohr and replaced him with Augustine Eguavoen.
In August 2016, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) appointed Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles coach.
It terminated Rohr’s contract on Sunday.
In his place, the football federation appointed Augustine Eguavoen, currently the Technical Director, as the interim coach.
Eguaveon will now take charge of the team as it begins preparations for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022.
Here are six probable reasons the NFF terminated Rohr’s contract:
Ø On Monday, NFF president Amaju Pinnick, said Gernot Rohr was sacked as Super Eagles coach to prevent a “disaster” waiting to happen. He added the sack was not an individual decision; it was a collective decision from the committee.
Ø The NFF President also said the 68-year-old German failed to enforce discipline in the team, adding players now talk back at officials because they believe they are indispensable.
Ø Many people had called on the football body to replace the coach, claiming the performance of the Super Eagles had deteriorated since he took over as the coach.
Ø Nigerians also fumed a lot when the Super Eagles got their first defeat while preparing for the 2022 World Cup. They were even angrier at the fact that the team that defeated them was the Central African Republic right in their home country at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
Ø One of the people that called on NFF to replace Rohr is the former governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu. According to him, the last five years under Rohr were wasted years as the Nigerian team has continued to struggle to qualify for the African Cup of Nations and World Cup.
Ø After Nigeria played 1-1 with Cape Verde in the last group game for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, the noise to sack Rohr increased from many quarters. Although the Super Eagles qualified, Nigerians were scared of their possible performance during the tournament if Rohr still remains in charge.