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AFCON 2019: NFF told to sack Rohr immediately after semi-final flop to Algeria
Former Nigeria goalkeeper, Peterside Idah, has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to sack head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, immediately.
This follows the team’s defeat to Algeria in an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash on Sunday.
Nigeria failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations final, following their 2-1 defeat to Algeria on Sunday night.
The Eagles had drawn level thanks to Odion Ighalo’s penalty, following William Troost-Ekong’s unfortunate own goal.
But Riyad Mahrez stepped up and curled a wonderful free-kick in the 94th minute, to secure his country’s place in the final against Senegal this Friday.
Speaking in an interview on Channels TV on Monday, Idah suggested that Rohr seems to be learning on the national team job, insisting the German lacks the capacity to take the Eagles to greater heights.
“For the Eagles to soar to greater heights, the coach should be sacked, let him go. Rohr was not prepared for this job. You don’t learn in the national team, you must come prepared to do the job.
“At some point during the Algeria game, he did not know what to do next. He played most of the players out of position which affected the balance of the team. Iwobi was clearly tired against the Algerians and he did not change him.
“The coach kept chopping and changing the team which is a clear sign of weakness because the team lacks players that can fit into particular positions in the team.
“Feelings come to play in this. I think Rohr feels he has done well enough by taking us to the World Cup, qualifying for the Nations Cup and needs new challenge. I would be surprised if they (NFF) keeps him on the job,” Idah said.