How my sack in Nigeria before AFCON frustrated me, by Rohr


Gernot Rohr (Google photo)

German coach Gernot Rohr spent over five years in charge of Nigeria.

Gernot Rohr said on Monday he felt “huge frustration” following his sacking as Nigeria coach weeks ahead of the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Rohr was dismissed on Sunday due to poor performances with the biennial African tournament in Cameroon between January 9 and February 6.

“It’s a huge frustration, but I don’t want to argue, it’s not my style,” Rohr told AFP.

“(I’m) convinced that they will have a very good CAN because the team is in place and this very united group is ready for the challenges that await it.”

“I’m going to have a hard time doing without these great players and this very united staff, but the environment is not always favourable, we cannot control everything,” Rohr said.

German Rohr, Super Eagles coach since August 2016, had a contract with Nigeria until December 2022.

The 68-year-old led Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup and guided the team to third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Rohr had been replaced by former Super Eagles coach Augustine Eguavoen, who coached the team from 2005 to 2007 and on an interim basis in 2010.


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