The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has again threatened to sack Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr if the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) refuses to take a bold decision.
A top official in the ministry said the draws against the Leone Stars have put the technical competence of Rohr to question.
The official, who spoke to the Punch on condition of anonymity said, “The Eagles is Nigeria’s biggest football brand which cannot be toyed with. If Rohr fails to meet the expectations of millions of Nigerians, then we will have no choice but to do the needful.”
“The NFF must be ready to take the bull by the horns instead of hastily defending Rohr.
“This poor result trend should not repeat itself, otherwise we shall review the entire team set up.
“The Super Eagles represent more than 200 million people, they wear our national colour and sing the national anthem.
“They don’t represent any individuals or federation, but the entire country.
“The aspirations of millions of Nigerians cannot be mortgaged by an individual or small group of people.”
The ministry’s position is believed to be a response to the NFF President Amaju Pinnick’s defence of Rohr.
The NFF president recently told the BBC that the recent performances of the Super Eagles were not enough to sack Rohr because the team still leads Group L of the qualifiers with eight points from four games.
Recall that following the second draw against Sierra Leone, Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, questioned Rohr’s competence.
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