- Daniel Amokachi is visibly not impressed with the NFF’s agreement with Gernot Rohr
- The former Super Eagles forward has expressed displeasure over $2million clause inserted in the tactician’s deal as compensation
- Amokachi stated that such amount is undeserved as the manager is yet to win laurels
Former Nigeria international, Daniel Amokachi has expressed huge disappointment at the Nigerian Football Federation for inserting a staggering $2million (about N794million) as compensation clause in the contract of Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr.
The Franco-German tactician who assumed the position as Super Eagles coach in 2016 was given a contract extension in 2020.
According to Amokachi, ex-internationals Sunday Oliseh and Emmanuel Amuneke were not given time to turn things around for the team because they were Nigerians.
Amokachi told Brila FM, as cited in Complete Sports:
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“For the administration to bring somebody like Oliseh and not giving him time because he’s Nigerian and they let go.
“To bring in somebody like Amuneke and not giving him time then they let him go. Then you bring a new coach where those two coaches are far better than him; pedigree-wise and portfolio-wise.
“And then at the end of the day, you put a $2m clause on a coach that has never won anything. A coach that came from Burkina Faso to Tunisia then to Nigeria and you put a $2m clause, that’s the first I’m hearing such.
“If you were bringing Guardiola you can put $10m if he says he wants it because you know who he is; he has won laurels. But for a coach that has not done anything, not achieved anything and you put a $2m clause? There’s a lot of failure in that.
“I’ll not rate them (NFF) out of 10, but all these things I’ve broken down will tell anybody with common sense where I’m coming from.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has insisted that Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, is not his first choice yet.
The 21-year-old was in goal for the three-time Africa champions in their double-header AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone last month.
He conceded four goals in the first leg at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on November 13 but kept a clean sheet in Freetown four days later.
Francis Uzoho manned the post at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, while Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa have also had their turns, but the German boss says Okoye hasn't done enough to earn the status.
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