NFF Not Ready To Sack Gernot Rohr - Pinnick 

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports

Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick has revealed that Gernot Rohr will not be sacked anytime soon.

The former Gabon coach has come under fire for Super Eagles' poor performances in recent times especially the Afcon qualifiers double-header against Sierra Leone.

It should be recalled that the Super Eagles embarrassingly surrendered a 4-0 lead against Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to play out a 4-4 draw.

The second leg ended 0-0 in Freetown and as expected Nigerians are clamouring for the dismissal of Gernot Rohr.

Pinnick has stated that Gernot Rohr is not likely to lose his job anytime soon.

"Nobody is happy about what happened against Sierra Leone in both matches," Pinnick told BBC Sport Africa

"But it is not enough to sack the coach because his team is still top of the Nations Cup group after four matches.

"His statistics speaks volume for him, so on what indexes do we want to sack him considering the contract recently signed by both parties.

"No matter how emotional and disappointed the fans are, there's no basis to sack him now and he deserves to keep his job."

"When you look at his performance, where he has won 29 matches, drew 14 and lost 10, you can say that is enough to back him," said Pinnick.

"Yes, the performance in the last two games has not gone down well with some people, but we need to be professional, honest and respectful in how we analyse things."

Gernot Rohr led the Super Eagles to a third place finish at the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt.