Russia 2018: Minister Wants Super Eagles Coach Sacked?
Coach Gernot Rohr may be heading for the exit doors from the Super Eagles following assertions by the Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung that the inadequacies of the Franco-German tactician contributed largely to Nigeria's exit from the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Dalung attributed the 2-1 loss to Argetina to poor game management on the part of the technical crew and inexperience of the young team.
He said that the team will need more experience in future from a more technically sound tactician.
"I have interacted with Nigerians here in Russia and it appears the technical crew could not manage the 1-1 draw with just 5 minutes left.
“It is time to go back to the technical committee and technical department for future assignments. The Super Eagles technical crew cannot work independent of the Nigeria Football Federation’s technical committee and department.”
The Minister advised that attention must now be turned to the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers as he urged the NFF to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the team qualifies for the tournament.
“We just need to analyze what went wrong, take the positives, learn the vital lessons for future purposes and then move on."
“The players did their best in this game but the technical glitches cost us a second round ticket. How we couldn’t hold the ball for the last 5mins is still a shock to us" Dalung concluded.