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‘Nigerian football deserves better’ – Minister hints at Rohr’s sack as Eagles coach

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Minister of Youth and Sports development, Sunday Dare has apologised to Nigerian football fans following the recent lacklustre outings by the Super Eagles, hinting at relieving coah Gernot Rohr of his job.

The Eagles played a goalless draw with the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the matchday four encounter of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in Freetown on Tuesday.

Both sides had also played a 4-4 draw in the matchday three fixture in Benin last Friday, where Nigeria squandered a four-goal lead in a shocking clash.

Nigerian fans criticized the tactics of coach Rohr and called for his sack following the team’s performance, and Minister seems to have added his voice to the call.

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Dare, in a tweet on Wednesday, said Nigerian football deserved better and that the needful would be done.

Rohr signed a new contract early this year with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), and is expected to win the next next edition of the AFCON and also qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The 67-year-old Franco-German manager led the Super Eagles to the 2018 FIFA World Cup where they exited in the group stage, and took the team to finish third place at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

Rohr took over as head coach in 2016.

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