Gernot Rohr, the sacked Super Eagles coach, has lawyered up and is getting ready for take the Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF) to court over his termination as Super Eagles coach and compensation for terminating his contract abruptly.
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LatestNGnews.com reported that coach Rohr was sacked on Sunday by the NFF, and the football governing body in Nigeria appointed Augustine Eguavoen as the Eagle’s interim coach ahead of AFCON, which is scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon, across 5 cities, and will take place from 9 January to 6 February 2022.
However, NFF’s boss, Amaju Melvin Pinnick in an interview with Channels television, explained why the body moved to sack Gernot Rohr, in his words;
It is going to happen anyways, sooner or later, We didn’t want to wait for a disaster to happen before parting ways.
He further explained that;
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“Discipline in the team was at its lowest ebb and once you remove discipline from that foundation of the team, players will now talk about you, players will now believe that they are indispensable. A disaster was about to happen so we decided to take the bull by the horns.”
Coach Rohr’s sack as super eagles coach, came several weeks after weeks after super eagles fans called for his removal over the lackluster performance of the Super Eagles.
However, after much deliberations, the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, revealed that the German manager has been finally sacked, citing that indiscipline had crept into the team as well as the team’s poor performance over the last one year.
In retaliation, disappointed coach Rohr is seeking to drag the Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF) to court over his termination as Super Eagles coach and compensation for terminating his contract abruptly. In his words;
“My lawyers are working on it now,” “My contract is going until the end of next year.”
Rohr, revealed this in a chat with Brila.net, disclosing that his lawyers are in contact with the NFF for his financial compensation, while maintaining that his contract is going until the end of next year.