Former Super Eagles forward, Victor Ikpeba has blamed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the Super Eagles’ failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup slated for Qatar. The ex International on Monday Night Football said the former head coach of the team Eguavoen did not support NFF’s decision to terminate Gernot Rohr’s contract just a few weeks to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Victor Ikpeba Blames NFF for Super Eagles Disqualification
Recall that Rohr qualified the senior national team for the biannual tournament and also the 2022 World Cup qualifying playoffs. However, the team crashed out of AFCON in the Round of 16 after losing 1-0 to Tunisia before failing to qualify for the World Cup after playing a 1-1 draw with the Black Stars of Ghana.
Reacting to this, the former Monaco star Victor Ikpeba said that the NFF and not Eguavoen should be blamed for Super Eagles’ failure to qualify for the Qatar World Cup. He said: “Eguavoen was not in support of the decision to sack Rohr.” “The NFF should take responsibility for Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup and not Eguavoen.”
The last time the Eagles failed to qualify for the World Cup was the 2006 edition in Germany.