Gernot Rohr: Senator Shehu Sani likens Super Eagles coach to underperforming service chiefs

Gernot Rohr: Senator Shehu Sani likens Super Eagles coach to underperforming service chiefs

- Gernot Rohr has recently come under heavy criticism after Nigeria failed to win any of their AFCON 2022 qualifiers against Sierra Leone

- The Super Eagles were held to draws by the Leone Stars both home and way in November

- Former Nigerian senator Shehu Sani has now likened the 67-year-old coach to service chiefs who are earning but not delivering results

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Super Eagles' technical adviser Gernot Rohr has been likened to the service chiefs in Nigeria who are earning without producing results.

This is coming after stats showed that the three-time African champions failed to win any game in the year 2020.

They played four games in all - drawn three and lost one to Algeria in an international friendly game in October.

And this is the first time the Eagles will fail to win a single match all through the year since 1970 after their doubleheader AFCON 2022 qualifiers draw.

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The first leg ended in a 4-4 draw while the remainder of the instalment also ended in a stalemate, and this time no goal was produced across 90 minutes.

A former Nigerian senator Shehu Sani took to social media to aim a dig at the former Burkina Faso handler after his poor results of the games. He said:

"Eagles Technical Adviser Rohr is another service chief."

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Although Rohr's men maintain their leadership on Group L table with eight points, Benin have closed the gap after matchday four with just one point separating them.

Nigeria will wrap up their qualification series next year with a trip to Benin to battle the Squirrels before coming back home for the Lesotho game.

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However, the recent results have seen many turn against the 67-year-old tactician as they feel he is not tactically sound for the job he is handling.

Apart from the former lawmaker, many Nigerians are equally unsatisfied with the Eagles head coach, with some already calling the country's FA to terminate his contract.

Gernot Rohr: Senator Shehu Sani likens Super Eagles coach to underperforming service chiefs
Gernot Rohr during Nigeria's 4-4 draw against Sierra Leone at the Sam Ogbemudia Stadium.
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Meanwhile, it would be recalled that Rohr recently extended his reign with the country's senior national team until after the 2022 FIFA World Cup staging in Qatar. earlier reported that Nigeria's Super Eagles only managed two points in their doubleheader Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone.

Coach Gernot Rohr's men maintain their leadership on the Group L table with eight points despite faltering for the second straight time against the Leone Stars.

They were forced to a goalless draw in Freetown, a few days after John Keister's men forced them to a stalemate at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

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