No Strategy to Sack Rohr, States Pinnick – THISDAYLIVE
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has actually firmly insisted there is no strategy to sack Coach Gernot Rohr regardless of installing pressure.
Rohr has dealt with analysis following a run of 4 video games without a win and more criticism followed after the Super Eagles let a 4-0 lead slip in the house as Sierra Leone combated back to draw 4-4 in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
It even more increased after the nation’s sports minister Sunday Dare took to social media to question the ‘suitability and competence’ of the coach on the back of the 0-0 attract the reverse fixture.
” Nobody is delighted about what occurred versus Sierra Leone in both matches,” Pinnick informed BBC Sport Africa
” But it is not adequate to sack the coach since his group is still leading of the Nations Cup group after 4 matches.
” His statistics speaks volume for him, so on what indexes do we want to sack him considering the contract just recently signed by both celebrations.
” No matter how psychological and dissatisfied the fans are, there’s no basis to sack him now and he is worthy of to keep his job.”
Rohr took charge of the three-time African champions in August 2016 and led them to a third location surface at the 2019 African Cup of Nations – after the team had actually missed back to back tournaments in 2015 and 2017.
However he has actually faced relentless criticism over strategies and choice of players from the local media, former gamers and disappointed fans.
However, Pinnick has backed the German to lead the West African nation to the postponed continental showpiece occasion in 2022 and the World Cup in Qatar same year, as agreed in his just recently extended two-year agreement.
” When you take a look at his performance, where he has won 29 matches, drew 14 and lost 10, you can say that suffices to back him,” said Pinnick.
” Yes, the performance in the last 2 games has actually not gone down well with some individuals, but we require to be professional, honest and considerate in how we analyse things.”
Surprisingly, Rohr has actually been commonly credited with assembling a young team comprised of players who had previously represented their nation of birth at age-group levels.
Yet his critics argued that fascination ‘with foreign-born players’ has actually resulted in his choice to ignore players from the domestic league in his squad.
Rohr’s defence is that Nigeria’s best gamers are based in Europe and he would constantly pick local players good enough to complete at global level.