The Ex-Nigerian midfielder Henry Nwosu has called on the Nigerian Football Federation to await the outcome of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations before deciding the fate of Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr. There have been reports that the NFF is considering sacking Rohr but Nwosu has now warned that sacking Rohr may jeopardise Nigeria’s chances of succeeding at the upcoming AFCON 2021.
Nwosu, stated that the dismissal of Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles coach just weeks to the commencement of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations might affect the player’s performance on the field of play.
The performance of the Super Eagles in the group stage of the World Cup qualifiers has been called into question as well as the tactical prowess of the German tactician with many critics believing the Eagles will lose against much solid and tactically astute teams.
“Although I am not impressed with the display of the Super Eagles in recent games under Gernot Rohr, however, that doesn’t warrant the Nigeria Football Federation to call for his sack when the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is just around the corner”, he said.
“Come to think of it, will sacking Rohr now make the team win the AFCON title? The truth is, this is not the best time to embark on such decision. Such decision may affect the players psychologically in terms of performance considering the fact that the players are more connected to him.”
Former Germany international defender, Rohr has led the Super Eagles in 54 international matches, which makes him the country’s longest serving coach. He has coached the team for five years now. In the 54 games played, Rohr recorded victory in 28 of those matches which many believe is very poor going by the amount of quality players he has at his disposal.