Rohr On The Spotlight As Morocco, Three Other Countries Seek His Service

After the AFCON outing, several Nigerians have been calling for the immediate termination of appointment of the Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, over what was termed a disappointing tournament.

Despite meeting the target of a semi final finish at Egypt 2019, he is greatly seen to have failed at the competition.

Rohr, 66, led the Eagles to the semi final of the just concluded 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and won the bronze medal with a 1-0 defeat of Tunisia in the Third Place match last Wednesday.

However, reports has it that Morocco and three other countries have made enquiries about the Franco-German, and want to hire him.

According to sources from the glass house, terminating his appointment will cost the NFF a whopping $1million pay off clause as his contract is due to expire next year.

“Where will NFF bring the $1million pay off clause in Rohr’s contract to end the romance with him even though I am aware that the leadership of the federation is no longer confortable with the man’s tactics,” said a source from Abuja.

“Nigeria is a big country in African football. I don’t know why anybody will set an AFCON semi final target for Gernot Rohr? We have won the AFCON title on three occasions, reached the final about four times and won the third place eight times with the bronze from Egypt on Wednesday. Winning the title in Egypt would have been the target otherwise we will not be in this situation now,” observed the official.

Rohr’s administration has brought about 20 wins in 35 matches, 5 draws and lost 10 since he took over in 2016.


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