- Amaju Pinnick has stated that the NFF are in full support of Super Eagles coach Rohr
- Rohr has been under fire since Super Eagles failed to beat Sierra Leone in 2022 AFCON qualifiers
- Pinnick explained that Gernot Rohr has been impressive since he became coach
Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigerian Football Federation has stated emphatically that the soccer body are solidly behind embattled Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr.
The German tactician came under serious attack after Sierra Leone came back to draw Super Eagles in Benin, Edo state in their 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifier.
Nigeria took a 4-1 lead to the dressing room in the first half before allowing the visitors to come back and ended the encounter in a draw.
Super Eagles also failed to record a win in the second leg of the qualifiers played in Freetown, but despite that, Nigeria are still topping their group with eight points after four games.
While speaking on NTA Sports parliament according to Complete Sports, Amaju Pinnick explained that Gernot Rohr has done good job for the Super Eagles.
“Rohr has done well as our coach, qualifying us for the World Cup and finishing third at the AFCON. It was the same coach who beat Argentina and drew with Brazil in friendlies.
“He has our full support.”
Gernot Rohr has been the coach of the Super Eagles since 2016, and the German has led Nigeria to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and also 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
At the 2019 African Cup of Nations, Super Eagles finished as third best behind Senegal and Algeria who beat them in the semifinal.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Three-Lions of England are now in another battle this time around to get Arsenal young goalkeeper, Ovie Ejeheri, who has been impressive for the Gunners.
For the past years, England and Nigeria have been involved in battles over getting the allegiances of some players in which some chose the Super Eagles while others picked Three-Lions.
According to the report, the English FA are in a serious race for them not to lose goalkeeper Ovie Ejeheri to Nigeria or Uganda.
The 17-year-old was born in London to a Nigerian father and a Ugandan mother and has the right to choose any of these three nations to play for an international game.
The report added that Ejeheri has been at Arsenal since he was 5, but he is yet to sign a professional contract with the Gunners.
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