Those who say ‘let’s keep the Super Eagles coach on board because he has transformed the national team’ are just paying mere “lip service”. That the team won “bronze” in the just concluded African nations cup in Egypt; hence, he is poised to do better in future engagement is another story for the “gods”.
Again, that the NFF cannot sack Rohr now because the Glass house needs $1 Million Dollar to settle his contract revocation which is shrouded in secrecy during his time of employment. That the NFF will send him for an induction course abroad is a mere semantics coming from the mouths of the powers that be in the NFF!
You see all of these talks to keep Rohr in Nigeria are all a ploy to keep hiding in their vague shadows that this German born coach will someday become the “Pep Guadiola” of Nigeria. This situation will be worse than it is now. Any football administrator covering up Rhor is one enemy of Nigerian Football.
This Columnist will not forget coach Sunday Oliseh in a hurry, because the same way with which Oliseh was contracted is the same way Rohr stepped into Nigeria fraudulently. Oliseh was quick to abscond the country over his failure and the failure of the NFF because, he had the most soured relationship with his coaching crew, the key members of his team, some NFF board members and especially the sports ministry that did not want him in the first place but was contracted courtesy of President Amaju Pinnick, who saw an abstract “Guadiola” in him. But at last both coach and administrator disappointed themselves. So, he quietly abandoned Nigeria for his Belgium base.
Let me sound it proper to Nigerians that Rohr will be very difficult to be sacked because his departure will open cans of worms. His unceremonious sack will bring shame to some NFF big wigs.It will open the eyes of Nigerians to what corruption looks like if there is any now hunting our football, ditto Nigerian sports generally.
I am speaking in this volume because coach Rohr has not beeen able to develop the local footballers. If you tell coach Rohr that football talents abound in Lagos, Kaduna, Delta, Edo, Imo, Anambra, Kano, Bayelsa, Rivers, Oyo, Ondo, Plateau, Benue, Nasarawa, Jigawa, Abuja, name all the nooks and cranny of Nigerian states, he will conveniently tell you that they are not even found in your local leagues; therefore he prefers scouting for talents outside Nigeria to build up his Eagles. Rohr’s bronze medal in Egypt could have been won by a local coach! So, what’s special about this Germen Rohr?
His recent friendly match with the Ukraine team where he was leading two nil and was later cancelled by the Ukrainians is a testimony to the fact that Rohr cannot mentor the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Those who believe in him and are clapping for him are the real problem of Nigerian football.
Rohr cannot assemble a 23 man squad from anywhere in Nigeria with his own discretion, nurture them, experiment with them and put them into the shape of an admirable squad that can represent Nigeria within and outside the country.
Good Morning Nigeria.