Why we fired Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles head coach – NFF President, Pinnick

The President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has given reason for dismissing Gernot Rohr as the Super Eagles coach.

Deereporters had earlier reported that the sacking of Rohr was sacked confirmed by the NFF on Sunday.

Pinnick who stated that the NFF is still owing the 68-year-old Franco-German coach some unpaid salaries added that the decision to sack Rohr was taken to prevent a “disaster” waiting to happen.

The NFF president on Monday said, “It wasn’t an individual decision; it was a collective decision from the committee.”

Pinnick who spoke when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily breakfast programme on Monday said, “We didn’t want a disaster to happen before taking the decision.” 

The NFF President added, “We are owing him a couple of monies and they will be cleared off (in) five months.”

The NFF after firing Rohr on Sunday, appointed Augustine Eguavoen as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles on an interim basis. Eguavoen was until his new appointment, the Technical Director of the team.

Rohr had before his sacking, demanded that the Federation pay him his outstanding salaries of two months and an additional four months pay before he quit the team.

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