With just weeks to the commencement of the 2021 Africa
Cup of Nations, former Nigerian midfielder, Henry Nwosu
has admonished the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to
be mindful of their decision to sack Gernot Rohr as Super
The performance of the Super Eagles in the just
concluded group stage of the World Cup qualifiers has
called into question the tactical nous of its German
tactician. The team put up displays that left much to be
desired, with a large section of the fans demanding that
the manager be relieved of his duties.
However, in an interview with Completesports.com,
Nwosu stated that sacking Rohr may jeopardise Nigeria’s
chances of making an appreciable performance at AFCON
The 1980 AFCON winner also noted that the NFF should
be more concern on the preparation of the team for the
“Although I am not impressed with the display of the
Super Eagles in recent games under Gernot Rohr,
however, that doesn’t warrant the Nigeria Football
Federation to call for his sack when the 2021 Africa Cup of
Nations is just around the corner.
“Come to think of it, will sacking Rohr now make the team
win the AFCON title? The truth is, this is not the best time
to embark on such decision. Such decision may affect the
players psychologically in terms of performance
considering the fact that the players are more connected
Now in his fifth year in charge, Rohr, a former Germany
international defender, has led the Super Eagles in 54
international matches, which makes him the country’s
longest serving coach.
In the 54 games handled, Rohr recorded victory in 28 of
those matches, a tally some feel is below par going by the
abundance of talents at his disposal.