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NFF destroyed a ‘good family by sacking me – ex-Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr

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The 68-year-old tactician believes he was unfairly dismissed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Gernot Rohr has hit out at the NFF over the way he was dismissed as Nigeria’s coach. Rohr was sacked as Nigeria’s manager last December after more than five years in charge.

Rohr’s time with the Super Eagles

Genort Rohr with some of Super Eagles players (Twitter/Super Eagles)

The Franco-German tactician assumed reigns in 2016, staying in the job until December 2021. Although Rohr did not win a trophy for Nigeria in his five years in charge, he led the team to two major tournaments- the 2018 World Cup and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where Nigeria finished in third place.

The Super Eagles also qualified for the 2021 AFCON under Rohr’s watch and the 2022 World Cup playoffs under Rohr’s eye.

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However, the 68-year-old never got the chance to lead Nigeria to the AFCON as he was sacked a month before the tournament.

He was also not in charge of the playoffs against Ghana, which Nigeria eventually lost via the away goals rule.

Rohr hits out at the NFF

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

The ex-Burkina Faso manager has now hit out at the NFF for the decision to sack him, saying it was unprofessional.

“I think that NFF was unfair and unprofessional,” Rohr told Pulse Sports Nigeria when asked about his sacking.

The former Bordeaux manager added that NFF destroyed a good family and denied Nigeria a chance to play at the World Cup with the decision to sack him.

“They destroyed a family and a good chance to go to the World Cup, Rohr added.

Rohr has been without a job since he left Nigeria, but he was recently linked with the Mali job. However, he told Pulse Sports Nigeria he would not be taking over as Mali’s coach.

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