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2018 World Cup QualifierHas Gernot Rohr Been Sacked As Super Eagles' Coach? - Pinnick Clears...

Has Gernot Rohr Been Sacked As Super Eagles’ Coach? – Pinnick Clears The Air

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The news of Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr being relieved of his position has been faulted by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick.

Naija News recalls that the nation’s national football team played a 1-1 draw in their match against Cape Verde on Tuesday, November 16 in the World Cup qualifier games.

There have been rumours of the Super Eagles’ coach being sacked following the match played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos State.

However, Pinnick who appeared in an interview with the NFF media department on Thursday (yesterday), said Rohr has not been sacked.

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According to him, the NFF board is studying reports of the technical committee and department, adding that there are a number of possibilities and a procedure for disengagement.

“The Board of the NFF is studying the report of the Technical Committee, which it submitted after the match against Cape Verde in Lagos on Tuesday. There are a number of possibilities but we have not taken a decision to sack Gernot Rohr. I want to assure you that whatever decision is eventually taken will be one that will please the generality of Nigerians,” 

Pinnick said.

He explained further that “Mr Rohr has a contract with the NFF and there is a procedure for disengagement. If we get to that bridge, both parties will look at the contract and see what has to be done both ways.

“The Super Eagles squad is a national asset and we are just fortunate to be in that space to make decisions. Any decision we take must be what will be acceptable to Nigerians from far and near.”

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