Former Super Eagle’s Coach Spills the Reason Nigeria didn’t Qualify for World Cup

Former head coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has accused Amaju Pinnick, the former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, for being the reason why the team failed to pick a ticket to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Rohr who was fired last December after leading the Super Eagles to the playoff round, was replaced with Former Super Eagles defender, Austin Eguavoen.

Eguavoen who took charge of the team in the interim couldn’t qualify them for the world cup.

Speaking with Eagle7FM Sports Radio in an interview Rohr said his sack according to Pinnick was to avert a disaster.

“Pinnick said my dismissal will avert a disaster, but in the end he created the disaster that cost Nigeria the ticket to the World Cup,” he said.

I regret that I did not take my team to win the World Cup, I regret that my players will not be at the World Cup even though they deserve to be there”.

The German said the decision to leave was not his, but was a decision by Pinnick and his board.

“He was punished for this as Nigeria lost the chance to win the AFCON and did not qualify for the World Cup.”



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