The majority of the Super Eagles players has come out to kick against the sack of the team’s head coach. According to reports, the players are not in support of the decision of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to sack the coach of the team, Gernot Rohr.
Super Eagles Players Says the Timing for Rohr Sack is not a Good Idea
According to reports, the German technician has been told that his services are no longer needed. He has already communicated via text messages to his players, wishing them the best in their future endeavours.
Reacting to the news, an unnamed Super Eagles player said the timing of the sack is out of place. The player said that the players knew what went wrong during the qualifiers that made the team play poorly. According to the player, he said: “We are few weeks to camping for the Africa Cup of Nations. Then the tournament and the World Cup playoff. Sacking our coach now makes no sense. We know why we played poorly during the World Cup qualifiers. It wasn’t Rohr’s fault.”
Also, another player who recently fell out of favour in the squad came out to speak in favour of the coach. He said: “If as a group we decide to be honest, many will tell you Rohr isn’t the issue. He did his best to carry all along, but some players have people in high places and what they can’t do at their club sides is what they are comfortable doing in camp. Most times a day to game or even the morning before games.”
One of the goalkeepers in the team also spoke about it. He said:” Africa Cup Of Nations is in January. We don’t have a coach three weeks to the start of camping. This is poor timing, and the NFF should know this. They know how they divided the team, and it showed on the pitch. This is beyond Rohr.” The Nigerian Football Federation has not said anything about it yet, but remember, one big official in the NFF said the German coach has done nothing wrong to be sacked. The question now is will the NFF listen to the Super Eagles players, or will they give a deaf ear and sack Gernot Rohr?