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Nigerian Sports Minister Hints At Rohr’s Sacking Following Eagles Goalless Draw At Sierra Leone

Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has hinted at Gernot Rohr’s sacking after the Super Eagles uninspiring goalless draw on Tuesday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier second leg at Sierra Leone.

The three-time African champions threw away a four-goal lead to draw 4-4 with the Leone Stars last Friday and the goalless draw in Freetown yesterday sparked further outcry from the fans. 

The Honorable Minister has publicly questioned the suitability of Rohr for the role of Super Eagles coach and has suggested that he could be forced to make a decision in the coming days. 

“The performance of the Super Eagles from their last two matches calls to question the suitability and competences of Technical Adviser, Rohr. Nigerian football deserves better.,” Sunday Dare posted on Twitter on Wednesday

“The needful will be done. Apologies to all football lovers.”

Although Nigeria remains top of Group L with eight points, the recent outing also means that the Super Eagles ended year 2020 without winning a single match following a draw against Tunisia and Sierra Leone two times while losing to reigning African champions Algeria. 

Rohr has a contract with the Nigeria Football Federation until December 31, 2022 and would be due compensation if he is dismissed without just cause. 

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