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Sunday Dare Says Rohr’s Fate Will Be Decided Next Week

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Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles' sacked Coach...

Chief Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development has assured Nigerians that the future of Gernot Rohr’s engagement with the national football team will follow due process, adding that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) report on the Super Eagles recent performances will be ready by next week.

The Minister disclosed this while answering questions during the weekly ministerial briefing hosted by the Presidential Media Team at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday.

He said he will wait for the report from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) on the performance of the team in the recent matches, review it before taking necessary action.

Dare had been asked to confirm whether the national team coach had been sacked or asked to resign.

While noting that he could not speak much on the matter, he assured that the NFF report will be ready by next week, saying that the ministry will act based on its content.

Meanwhile, NFF says there is no truth to reports that it has sacked Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Gernot Rohr.

The name of the Franco-German has played widely in both local and international media in the course of Thursday (yesterday), with most platforms stating authoritatively that the 68-year old has been sacked by NFF, his employers.

However, President of the NFF, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, said that no such decision had been taken.

“The Board of the NFF is studying the report of the Technical Committee, which it submitted after the match against Cape Verde in Lagos on Tuesday. There are a number of possibilities but we have not taken a decision to sack Gernot Rohr. I want to assure that whatever decision is eventually taken will be one that will please the generality of Nigerians.

“Mr Rohr has a contract with the NFF and there is a procedure for disengagement. If we get to that bridge, both parties will look at the contract and see what has to be done both ways. The Super Eagles’ squad is a national asset and we are just fortunate to be in that space to take decisions. Any decision we take must be what will be acceptable to Nigerians from far and near,” he said.

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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