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Rohr to get refresher training at Bayern as NFF vows not to sack him

Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr will go for a refresher training at Bayern Munich at the end of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

This is coming after the Eagles failed to make it to the final of the competition following a 2-1 defeat by Algeria in the semifinal last Sunday.

The Franco-german coach, who also led the Eagles to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where they crashed out in the group phase, has been criticized by many, who are now calling for his sack.

But the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has vowed to let him keep his job, as the manager met the goal set for him which was to reach the last four of the Egypt tournament.

Speaking in an exclusive chat with renowned journalist Osasu Obayiwana, NFF president, Amaju Pinnick said,
“He (Rohr) will remain in the job. I have complete confidence in him.”

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He continued: “Gernot has taken us to the semi-final, the target we set for him. Right now, we have a third-place match to play for and we intend to have our team leave Egypt with honour.

“There are some people that have been calling on me and the federation to sack Gernot. But I am not going to do that. In fact, Gernot is going on a refresher training period with Bayern Munich after the Nations Cup. We have a long-term plan with him.

“We have had rocky and difficult moments in our relationship, but this is normal in any relationship between two people. He is a good coach and we want him to remain with us. That said, we will work together on what needs to be improved upon.”

Rohr was employed by the football house back in 2016.

The Super Eagles will face the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on Wednesday as both sides battle for the third place, while Senegal and Algeria play in Friday’s final.

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