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Super Eagles Coach Has Not Been Sacked – Sports Minister

Super Eagles Coach Has Not Been Sacked – Sports Minister
  • PublishedNovember 19, 2021

Against the viral media reports claiming that Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has been sacked, Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has said that the coach has not been sacked.

While addressing newsmen at the weekly ministerial briefing in Abuja on Thursday, Dare said a decision on Rohr’s future would depend on a report to be submitted by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in the coming days.

Recall that Nigeria endured a 1-1 draw with minnows, Cape Verde, to book a spot in the next round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. The lackluster performance of the Eagles had renewed calls for the sacking of Rohr who has been in charge of the Super Eagles since 2016.

The minister further revealed that the football body’s report would contain a review of the team’s performances in recent times.

He assured that as it is the practice under his watch, the ministry will follow due process in addressing issues concerning the national team and their coaching staff before actions are taken.

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