Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president AmajuPinnick has disclosed that the football body is yet to make a decision on German tactician Gernot Rohr and his long-term future with the Super Eagles. The update from the NFF president is coming on the back of Rohr leading the Nigeria national team to the final round of the African qualifiers for next year’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar and amidst calls for his sack due to the atrocious football being played by his team.
The Super Eagles were lacklustre as they booked their place as one of the ten African teams in the last round of qualifiers via a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to nearest challengers Cape Verde in Group C. The Nigeria national team finished their group campaign as the top team with 13 points from six games, while Cape Verde were two points adrift in second place. For Cape Verde, one more goal in their last group game against Nigeria would have given them a spot in the final round ahead of the West Africans.
Super Eagles manager Rohr could lose his job after calls for his sack heightened in the aftermath of the Cape Verde game at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Nigeria made a bright start by taking the lead in the first minute thanks to Napoli striker Victor Osimhenwho’s the leading marksman for the three-time African champions with four goals. His fourth goal of the World Cup qualifiers could not give his team the points at home to Cape Verde. The first minute strike from Osimhen was cancelled out by Feharvar FC of Hungary left-back Stopira in the fifth minute. The Nigerian fans had to live on the edge until the final whistle as they were one goal away from missing out on Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
On Rohr, Pinnicksaid that the NFF board is studying the report of its technical committee on the Cape Verde clash and that a decision has not been made. The NFF president also stated that there are a number of possibilities as regards Rohr and his long-term future at the helm of affairs of the Super Eagles.