Gernot Rohr: Dare tells NFF to hold Super Eagles coach to high standard

Gernot Rohr: Dare tells NFF to hold Super Eagles coach to high standard

- Gernot Rohr has been coaching the Super Eagles of Nigeria since the year 2016

- The German took Super Eagles to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and 2019 AFCON

- Nigeria's Sports Minister Sunday Dare has enjoined NFF to beef up Rohr's backroom staff

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Sunday Dare who is Nigeria's current Sports Minister has told the Nigerian Football Federation chiefs to hold Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to a high standard so as for him to deliver.

The Sports Minister on Tuesday evening, November 24, called leaders of the Nigerian FA to an emergency meeting in his office in Abuja where they discussed the performances of the Super Eagles.

Super Eagles will be ending the year 2020 without a win for the first time since 1970 after playing four games, drew three and lost one.

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According to the report on Complete Sports, Sports Minister Sunday Dare was not happy with how Super Eagles failed to get a win against Sierra Leone in their last two games in 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

In the first leg which was played in Benin, Edo state, Gernot Rohr and his men allowed Sierra Leone to leave Nigeria with a point before playing a draw in the return leg in Freetown.

The NFF and Sports Minister Sunday Dare agreed in the meeting to beef up the Super Eagles backroom staff with a psychologist, two match readers, nutritionist, and a physical trainer.

“Starting now, Nigeria must demand a higher or better performance from the technical adviser. We can’t wait until he fails to qualify our team for AFCON and the World Cup before we start to ask the tough questions. In this respect, I charge the NFF leadership to immediately take necessary steps to protect our football fortunes working with the MYSD.''

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Gernot Rohr and Joseph Yobo in action for Super Eagles
Gernot Rohr: Sunday Dare tells NFF to hold Super Eagles coach to high standard. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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Earlier, had reported how Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigerian Football Federation 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.

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.

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.

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