Pinnick: We Won’t Sack Rohr; Will Get Refresher Training At Bayern As Eagles Coach

Pinnick: We Won’t Sack Rohr; Will Get Refresher Training At Bayern As Eagles Coach

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has stated that head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr will not be sacked despite the mounting pressure on the Nigerian football ruling body to relieve the German of his appointment, Completesports.com reports.

Rohr has come under intense criticism following the Super Eagles’ 2-1 semifinal defeat to the Desert Foxes of Algeria.

But Pinnick has backed the former Bordeaux tactician to remain in charge of the team.

“He will remain in the job. I have complete confidence in him,”
Pinnick told renowned journalist, Osasu Obayiwana in an exclusive journalist.

“Gernot has taken us to the semi-final, the target we set for him. Right now, we have a third-place match to play for and we intend to have our team leave Egypt with honour.

“There are some people that have been calling on me and the federation to sack Gernot. But I am not going to do that. In fact, Gernot is going on a refresher training period with Bayern Munich after the Nations Cup. We have a long-term plan with him.”

‘We have had rocky and difficult moments in our relationship, but this is normal in any relationship between two people. He is a good coach and we want him to remain with us. That said, we will work together on what needs to be improved upon.”

The Super Eagles will face the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the third-place match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo.

By Adeboye Amosu in Cairo

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COMMENTS

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  • I support the notion for a refresher course but on whose expense? If NFF are the ones to pay the bills then why not do same to our local coaches?
    To me we just need fresh brain for the job but refresher course is also good.

     
    • Isaac Maduka 4 months ago

      This is a confirmation that Mr Pinnick hired an incompetent coach in the person of Coach Rohr.

      Wonders shall never end. It is unbelievable that NFF will send a foreign coach to a foreign refresher course.

      This is corruption at its highest level by NFF

       
  • Sammy 4 months ago

    Good one Mr. President. I support you and your administration. The super eagles is full of young talented players, long term plan for them is the key to success. in 2 yrs time, the team will be formidable.

     
  • Oakfield 4 months ago

    Good!!! That’s the way forward. Before one critcizes, one needs to make a good objective analysis of the situation to find out the root cause of the problem. This is what some of us including some ex cricket internationals are not doing. They just utter nonsense out of hate and bcos of some sinister motives. Mr rohr has to stay to finish up what he started. We lost, it’s very painful, nobody is happy including me but this would help us to build for the future. Bringing in a new coach Wil totally distabilize the team. The new coach will come with his own philosphy which might be alien to some of the players, he would reshuffle the team if not totally overhauling it, experiment by playing some matches of which he’d certainly lose some as part of the rebuilding process and when we starts losing matches during the rebuilding process, we’ll start dropping in FIFA rankings and finding it very hard to qualify for tourneys as was the case before rohr came and same people who wailed for a change will be same folks wailing for a change again. We had a very turbulent time before this man came but started stabilizing things bcos of the time and room that was given to him. Let’s not forget so easily how Nigerian players were denied work permits bcs of our ranking,how ridiculous and absurd. This loss should add up to the experience that the team needs to rise to greater heights. It’s all about learning lessons and making amends. It takes a long while to build a formidable team. The German coach for instance, despite the fact they were booted out of the world cup in the first round has been allowed to stay with the team. Now, if Germany wins the next world cup in 2022, nobody would rember the turbulent times they passed through to get to that level. It’s all about experience and this can only come from playing games, winning and losing. Rohr stays!!!

     
    • Glory 4 months ago

      These are d words of a very progressive mind. God bless you @oakfield.

       
      • Oakfield 4 months ago

        And bless u too @glory, the truth always stands like an iroko tree

         
    • Ikeben 4 months ago

      This is bad news for many Nigeria fans. Who gets so emotional when we loose a match and will loose our objectivity and start calling for sack. Even though Mr Rohr makes mistakes at times, he is still one of the most respected coaches in Africa presently. This is because he results is still very enviable. If i were him, i will resign and lets see the magic the ‘world class’ coach will do.

      If Nigeria has been so fantastic in Afcon, how come we have only won It 3 times, and fail to qualify 3 times in the last 7 years. Let’s stop deceiving ourselves and face reality.

      I’m happy the NFF are not easily carried away by the calls for sack. But are objectively accessing the performance. It is really an irony that countries that has won more Afcon than us like Egypt (7times), Ghana, Cameroon are envying our position and wishing they were still in the competition at least vying for bronze but we are hear crucifying our coach, as we did Amodu, Siasia, Keshi, and now Rohr. It is in us, we no dey disapoint.

       
      • Oakfield 4 months ago

        God bless u ikeben, objectivity in any analysis is very important. It entails putting away sentiments or emotional feelings and face reality. Kudos to the nff and pinick in particular, if he were like one of the fools hovering around with corrupt minds, he wouldve caved in to their evil demands but thank God say the man sabi.

         
  • Dr. Drey 4 months ago

    Hehehehe….“He will remain in the job. I have complete confidence in him,”
    .
    Enemies of progress dem go die o. LMAO

     
  • Chinenye 4 months ago

    This Pinnik is very stupid. Why didn’t he offer such a support to Keshi? Rohr sbould go pls

     
    • Go pursue am comot na oga Ade…..ode!!…. Lol…. You lack inner eyes and you’re full of axe-grind motives

       
      • Godwins 4 months ago

        The NFF president won’t even remain in his position. EFCC is after him.
        For me, Rohr is the problem of the super eagles. If we want to play above our present mediocre level, he must be sacked

         
        • Abbey 4 months ago

          Good point mate, if the NFF president insist that Rohr must stay, that means his getting some percentage from Gernort Rohr Salary.

           
  • Good decision, but it should come with a caveat. Oga Rohr should be backed by a technically sound assistant. The internship in Germany should be extended to the assistant too. Otherwise it would be like pounding boiled pieces of yam without peeling off the skin, the assistant being the messy skin. There’re other structural changes to be made if the SE is to evolve into a formidable team. 

     
    • ……Plus it is a major flaw to set a semifinal appearance as a target. Which student goes to an exam to score 80%?

       
      • Glory 4 months ago

        Abeg @Achi many go even pray to get let my people go score. When no food,no school fees, lecturer say money for hand or back for ground,no electricity,pikin self no get home talkless of house, then envious family members/neighbors come turn winty winty they press last blood wey garri/ groundnut manage put there. Abegeee, even 40% many go dive am take.Lol

         
        • Pompei 4 months ago

          Hahahaha, for some pipo, LET MY PIPO GO na better score be dat ooooo!
          Lol!!!

           
    • Ayodele 4 months ago

      Let rohr stay but alloy agu goalkeeper trainer must go first.that guy alloy as skeleton in his cupboard I won’t be surprise if his getting cuts from the team goal keepers as I am more convince ABT this everyday in the face of serious goalkeeping blunders that as bn committed by all the three at on point or the other.uzoho was a scam from the onset as he was package to make the wc team through breaking into deportivo first team just for 6games or less so dat we Nigerians can be fooled and of course we were as the guy was drop almost by deportivo immediately Nig gave him a call up,also Ezinwa was brought in even though there were far better GKs in the NIG league fencing out every other good GKs reasons I can’t explain till now still retaining national team status though his bn bench and made third choice in his Nig local club while the one that bench him is not giving a Luk in at allll.then the calamitous GK Akpeyi wat more can I say abt this one well known to average 1 goalkeeping school boy error in every 2 games. Pls may I ask who is feeding fat on this three good for nothing keepers????? Like I said earlier Rohr may stay but let all this assistant go as beleive there is one or two Paul put (Guinean coach) character like among them as I strongly believe .NB put was sack for turning the national team to money making opportunity albeit corruptly

       
    • Did I hear the NFF President say getting to the semi-final of the 2019 AFCON was the target set for the super Eagles coach Rohr!??? This is ridiculous! This reflects the mindset of those at the helm of affairs in Nigeria! Over the years the country has degenerated to abysmal levels in almost every sphere! Pinnick just echoed that mindset! Our leaders are myopic! To shamelessly accept or even aim for anything less than the best or top is ridiculous! I’m that case Pinnick must be very happy that we lost at the Semi finals since that was his goal!! He has, by his statement confirmed that Nigeria is not good enough to win the afcon title or even get to the finals for that matter! It’s a shame!!

       
  • Good decision Mr pinnik, @ GR u need to improve on ur players substitution and look for good goal keepers for the national team and not Akperoro.

     
  • abba rossi 4 months ago

    Is very simple, pinnick will come back and face corruption charges against him first? they were been accuse of fraudulent over $500,000 EFCC is waiting for them talk less rohr issue? After pinnick NFF should as well go ahead and give another 20years extension he will never make a different and surely time will tell, we all see what he did in 3years and there is nothing new, even before him Nigeria having qualifier to world cup and play second round of the competition, Nigeria also have been qualifier to AFCON win bronze nothing is new? am not seen his team beating Tunisia in third? But let wait and tomorrow? sacking a coach is a football tradition base on your result, rohr CV and result all his life is poor he have never win even a tea cup both as a player and as a coach, there is nothing to appreciate from him. Ordinary passing his team can do with out giving opponent that’s to tell u as team this players did not learn anything collectively from him is a shame.

     
    • Michael Adelami 4 months ago

      Please you need to do your research well, what you have said about Rhor not winning anything is a fallacy of the highest order.

       
    • Festy 4 months ago

      Nigerians! said he’s never won even a teacup. Even retyping it is making me laugh

       
  • Here’s a person they want Good thing for the national Team.
    @Chineye, Keshi’s team Lists was always having comma right from day one.
    Half Home base, Half foreign base and at the end, we became ordinary.
    For the first time in history…all the outfield players are almost equal in the way they played. That’s y it’s remaining just 1 player Osimhen to feature.
    Rohr do listen to cry of the fans..the only coach I noticed that is doing dat.
    @ the world cup… People complain about the likes of Echiejile, Joel Obi, Onazi, idowu…he dropped them all. People wanted Chukwueze…he used him.
    People wanted Omeruo ahead of balogun…even the most foolish knew he love balogun more than any defender thats y he tried him against Madagascar. Now, Omeruo is ahead. People wanted Iwobi ahead of Mikel..he made it happen.. against Algeria, He brought in Onyekuru..to satisfy fans ..yet.
    People complained against Iheanacho too and he was dropped.
    So….I believe all what this coach need now is to replace the old ones..like Mikel, Akpeyi, Ogu.
    Limit the appearances of Balogun,Ughalo and Musa.
    Then we are good to go.

     
    • abba rossi 4 months ago

      @sean does that make him a good coach? he doesn’t have his own view as a coach? he doesn’t know right and wrong? am not bother for the defeat is part of football, my concern is how his team play? look at all his games statistics, how his players play with each other for 3years for GOD sack they don’t have confident among themselves, they were not sure of each other in term of passes, Ndidi is not sure of musa need a through pass or Ighalo need a long ball or Collin will cover up for Omeruo when Omeruo make a simple error? that exdsactly what happen during madagacar match, Ogu turn and play the ball as if he wanted to play to his goalkeeper while balogun wasn’t sure if ball is for him but he was very close to the ball and he slip, this are re error that shouldn’t had happen if they play as a team for good 3years,everybody able to know when your colleague need a ball and he need a running ball but super eagle lack all this such input as a team for 3years,Algerians coach took over just for 1year now but his team can score goals not 1 zero or struggle, let wait and see tomorrow, we will till come back here and continue identify same rohr mistake that just it. we are going to see a much better sound coach tomorrow between rohr and Alien mark my word.

       
    • Godwins 4 months ago

      So, for a coach, fans tell him what to do? From goal keeping department to the attack line, are you proud of the team? Except the light in Ndidi and Etebo, tell me any other coordinated department. A coach who doesn’t know his first eleven isn’t worth his onions.

       
  • “…That said, we will work together on what needs to be improved upon.”

    Thank you, Pinnick. What only needs to be done is to change some members of the technical and backroom staff like Alloy Agu and bring in Carl Ikeme, Rufai, Amuneke and some other young and technically vibrant assistant coaches. That’s all really and Nigeria can win FIFA World Cup bronze!

     
  • Chinenye 4 months ago

    Sean , until you start valuing your own, the world would be a better place. The two managers in finals are local coaches. All the white rejects in this tournament have all left.

     
    • [email protected] Chinenye and abba Rossy…It’s like I’m beginning to support u both.
      So , can u name a coach that can do better than Rohr and can gel the team to win world cup since 3 years is too much for Rohr.
      I will be very disappointed if u mention..Oliseh and Siasia.

       
  • Olumide Adeniyi 4 months ago

    I am in complete support of the NFF President. What some people fail to realize is that, does sacking him automatically translate to solving the problem?. Nigeria had a Golden generation of players that peaked at the 1994 world cup, some of them were average, but most of them were world class players such as Okocha, Finidi, Yekini, Amuneke, Okechukwu, Oliseh, Ikpeba, Amokachie and even the late Stephen Keshi. I don’t know how many of the current players or in the last 10 years with the exception of Kanu and some other stars in the Atlanta ’96 team measured up to the high standards set by these players. Simply put, Nigeria currently does not have world class players that even the best coaches in the world can turn them to be world beaters. Come to think of it, when was the last time a Nigerian won the African Player of the Year?. We need to be realistic on some certain issues, Westerhoff’s c.v was nothing to write home about before he became the National team Manager of Nigeria, but the key was that he was given time and was equally blessed with an array of talent he had within the 5 years which ultimately peaked at USA 94. No coach has even stayed beyond 3-4 years since Westerhoff left. The current Manager may appear to be bereft of ideas during crucial moments in a match but that does not mean he is a bad coach. No one could imagine or believe that we could qualify for the last World cup with the pedigree of teams we had in our group, qualified us for a Nations cup after being in the wilderness for about 6 years despite being defending champions notwithstanding. Finally, those that are of the opinion that he should be sacked, can they name or mention anyone who is worthy of taking over. No world class coach would not want his cv to be soiled with the occasional politics that goes on in the NFF or needing to scout for fresh talent in our local league, our being insincere with our age grade competitions and so on. God Bless Nigeria.

     
  • Ayphillydegreat 4 months ago

    Thank you oga Amaju. Ọshaaaree!!! My brother. Thank goodness most of the naysayers and sofa critics are not the NFF president. I’m sure some of them will be knocking their heads on the wall right now with this news LEEEMAOO!!!!! Awọn bring in Amuneke bring Siasia bring in Obuh bring in Mr runaway Oliseh. Orisirisi Ọbẹ Lan Ri Lọjọ iku Erin. Every one of them have carried their machete to chop Rohr to pieces.

    A coach that lost only thrice to an African opposition in 3 years. A coach that has the second highest number of wins in Nigeria’s football history should just be sacked like that. Go ahead and sack him and see how countries like South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast and other ambitious teams will snap him up in a heartbeat. You don’t know what you have until you lose it. 

    I remember when Rohr came in we were ranked outside the top 60 in the world i stand to be corrected if I’m wrong. Ranked outside the top 10 in Africa making it difficult to navigate qualifiers and we got a tough draw to qualify for the WorldCup. He made it look easy afterwards by qualifying for the WorldCup with a game to spare in a group comprising African powerhouses. Now we are back in the top 50 in the world rankings and top 5 in Africa with a possibility to improve our ranking after this AFCON. 

    Thank you Pinnick. Rohr stays!!!!!! At least till the next AFCON and please get competent assistants to work with him. Aloy is not scouting for top class goalkeepers. And Amapakabo might be scared to confront or bring suggestions to Rohr unlike an ex international who is ready to work with him. 

    We have a chance to captivate the world at the next Olympics if we qualify with some exciting young talents coming through. We have the next AFCON to focus on qualifying for and make a great impact. And the WorldCup qualifiers is around the corner. Yes Rohr stays and the SuperEagles will continue to steadily rise to the glory days. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO THE FUTURE. 

     
    • Edoguy 4 months ago

      I dont agree with you. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

      I think Rohr should take up other roles that fits him. Director of football may be! But we certainly need a coach that will be sure of his team and wont make mistakes.
      Like not knowing when to bring players.

       
      • Ayphillydegreat 4 months ago

        No problem it’s not mine or your decision to make. I agree with the decision of the NFF president shikena. We lost to a better side so I don’t have any blame on the coach as to when and where he supposed to make changes watching on my arm chair. LEEEMAOO!!! If he remains as the coach do the needful from your armchair. 

         
  • Sunnyb 4 months ago

    Nigeria for you folks, what a joke of a country, judging from people’s comments here this country is done. A refresher course for 66 yrs old foreign coach. We have so many young upcoming  local coaches here in Nigeria, sending them abroad for refresher courses will benefit the country, while wasting our money on a foreign coach who will abandon you for better offers  anytime. Nobody wants Rohr to fail, but man just don’t have it, folks this team has no pattern no leadership, we can’t continue to hustle backwards, same mentality and reasoning brought Buhari  and is killer herdsmen to power. We can’t attain our greatness as country by hustling backwards. As predicted before the tournament I said all pretenders will be exposed.

     
    • Glory 4 months ago

      @Sunnyb, sure you definitely made a point regarding Rohr’s age. But definitely not regarding sacking him. For continuity sake he has to stay while we get two young brilliant Nigerian coaches; any of finidi,Oliseh,Siasia, Amunike to assists. These young ones takes over after the team has greatly stabilised.Infact NFF should be sending Rohr n whoever the two selected young Nigeria coaches would be for d refresher training.

       
      • What’s the point of letting him stay, when you can get another person to do the job well
        Is he your Brother or Boyfriend, see let me tell you guys, even Scolari was sacked after winning the World Cup for Brazil in 2002, simple bcos the Brazilians taught his team were not playing as a Brazilian Football Team
        Talkless of Coach Rhor who nobody knew b4 now, this is why Nigeria can never be great, sentiments and im, and lack of responsibility by the Government to the Governed
        Let rhor go, bring in another Coach, that’s the popular demand now,
        Grant the masses their demand

         
      • Cuteprince 4 months ago

        I totally agree with you mann

         
  • football doesn’t start from nigeria neither africa but from WESTERN WORLD… they created it rules and regulation when no nigerian was there… but we only follows their footsteps and rules…but today we re doing as if football is a house of JESUS CHRIST “where mercy and grace deem it neccessary” with this kind of though we think’ we re civilizing in morality, not we re only wallowing in immorality and in primitivity.. unfoolish person need to know sacking coaches is a culture in football.. it does not remove anything from the coach just vacate the sit thats all… why the whites must keep “dominating us even inside football is when they found that you re incompetent” no room for mercy or try later. only to fired you… firing incompetent worker is not in GOD’s ten commandment… no wonder we keep corupting…

     
  • for those over-know it was a mistake. we only “follow” not follows

     
  • Aauxtyne 4 months ago

    It struck my mind to hear of talks about sacking a coach that took a team to AFCON semifinals. Are we in planet Earth or Pluto? What more do we want from Rohr? Maybe to win every game and turn our lads to superhumans. If one want to succeed, continuity is the key. The ’94 set did not come to be overnight. It took time.

    Hire a new coach and start all over again or continue with Rohr for continuity of the rebuilding process. If Westerhof stayed for 5 years before winning AFCON 1994, why should Rohr not stay for at least 5 years where there are signs of promising future?

    The NFF knows sacking him will affect the national team in some ways. Letting him stay on with him doing the right thing will lead our team to be formidable in the nearest future.

     
    • Godwins 4 months ago

      @Aauxtyne Getting to the semis sometimes doesn’t mean you have got a team. If this Nigerian team makes you feel good, congratulations to you. For me, I strongly believe we need a change. We have got no goal keeper, defense isn’t coordinated and our coach doesn’t know his first eleven players. We have got some individual players, but the technical input is dead.

       
  • Edoguy 4 months ago

    Who is paying for the refresher course?

    It doesn’t make sense to send a foreign coach for some refresher training. While I like Rohr for his consistency, i think I will prefer him as a director of football. To imbibe the philosophy of playing well and consistently to all the Nigerian squad from the U15 to senior leevels. Develop club football and force them to have a fielder system. As a coach, No!!!

    The team will do better with a manager that can change his tactics all the time. Against Algeria, we needed the shape of the team to change. Against Argentina, the shape of the team needed to change in the course of the match. Against Madagascar, the right substitution was not Ndidi for Ogu. What did he bring?

    Why not look for a better manager and make Rohr director of football?

     
  • Omo9ja 4 months ago

    Refresher Training At Bayern at what age? Who is fooling who between Mr. Amaju and Oga Rohr?

    It’s clearly shown that this NFF president is playing politics game with us.

    Why NFF president didn’t send the coach for a Refresher Training At Bayern immediately after the world cup?

    Why the other African countries he coached before us did send him for a Refresher Training At Bayern if the coach was very good?

    The way I’m thinking is totally different.

    Why he Mr. President refuses to do this when it comes to local coaches?

    Coach Keshi was there before coach Rohr but this president did not do this. Hmmmm, Africa man. Chai, too bad.

    Why he can’t give this opportunity to a Nigerian coach?

    Like I said before, Nigerians are the problem of Nigeria!

    Why can’t he Mr. Amaju send
    Amunike,
    Obur,
    Peter Rufai for this Refresher Training At Bayern?

    he won’t do that because of our mentalities.

    Even with the Refresher Training At Bayern, Mr. Rohr cannot give what he doesn’t have.

    Simple arithmetic, 1+1=2

    Mr. President doesn’t realize that the more you are getting older, the less you performed. Again, 1+1=2

    Ahahah, I am laughing at you Mr. President. You have to go with Coach
    Rohr in the end because there’s no way he can achieve the tasks ahead of him. I’m pretty sure of that. Anyways, I wish you all good luck.

    The truth is hurt, bitter and I have no choice but to face it. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
  • Well…that’s why this forum was created. So @Omo9ja and his shadow (peterside),@Godwins, abba Rossi and Edo guy. May be u people she give @least a name or two and their achievements even if they don’t have any, give us ur reason for choosing them. Lobatan

     
  • Omo9ja 4 months ago

    Former Nigeria Football Federation Technical Director, Kashimawo Laloko did not hold back on his criticism of manager Gernot Rohr following the Super Eagles 2-1 loss to Algeria in the semifinal of the Africa Cup of Nations.

    Only one home-based player, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, was named on Nigeria’s roster for the tournament in Egypt, and Laloko has blasted Rohr for breaking a Nigerian Federation policy which stipulates that at least thirty percent of the players included in the squad must be players plying their trade in Nigeria.

    ”I was former technical director of Nigeria and I remember the policy, there is a policy that 30 percent of those going to play for Nigeria must be home based but this man is not thinking like that,” Laloko said in an interview with Bunmi Haruna of 96.9 Cool FM Abuja.

    ”We have to have this policy of development, must we go to Europe to bring players to play for Nigeria? Ighalo and Ndidi, didn’t they go from Nigeria to Europe.

    ”Why can’t we develop our players here? When the match is over, he will come and collect money, he didn’t do anything.

    ”The technical committee what are they developing, all the staff in the Federation have academies, is that their responsibility, is that what they are supposed to do? When I say the truth I become their enemy.”

    Laloko has opined that the Super Eagles were extremely lucky to have qualified for the semifinal of the Africa Cup of Nations, adding that Rohr lacks tactical acumen.

    ”The boys have tried their best but they have a coach that does not understand football. I cannot imagine a coach who knows his worth doesn’t know how to organize his team, you saw in the last match Chukwueze was removed and Ighalo was no longer playing.

    ”It has to do with strategy and Rohr disappointed me personally.

    ‘I should thank the boys for pushing us to the semifinal, we have been very lucky, the way we went through all the matches.

    ”The only time we played well was when we played South Africa, they didn’t do any other thing apart from that. I want to thank them for making Nigerians proud.”

    Hmmm…… it is well. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
  • Isaac Maduka 4 months ago

    This is a confirmation that Mr Pinnick hired an incompetent coach in the person of Coach Rohr.

    Wonders shall never end. It is unbelievable that NFF will send a foreign coach to a foreign refresher course.

    This is corruption at its highest level by NFF

     
  • Proudly 9ja 4 months ago

    All u my brodas from other mothers u all have spoken well but one thing I would suggest is that instead of sending GR for refresher course which I think is great, as age shouldn’t be a barrier to learning. one has to constantly keep improving one self. My suggestion is why can’t the NFF and d so call rich men promising $75k per goal arrange for the refresher course to be held here in Nigeria and have many local coaches attend this course(s) as it will save cost in d long run. If the facilities are not there to conduct d course then we as a nation should start investing in these facilities. Doesn’t bother anyone that as big a soccer nation as 9ja we didn’t get a referee from 9ja ref a game. At d worldcup the ref from Gambia ref’d a game but nothing from 9ja not even assistant coach. Can’t NFF pay Howard webb to come conduct refereeing courses here in 9ja and have our local referees partake in d courses or better still have our NFF contact FIFA and ask for d referee training courses done in 9ja I thing FIFA will oblige considering 9ja is a huge soccer nation. All those so called rich men should use dia moni to reclaim our field (no need to build new ones as that might be too expensive but refurbish d ones we already have) so our kids have somewhere to play if indeed we really want our football to grow.

    Another suggestion should be that any coach local or foreign must be asked to sign an agreement to stay in d country at least 50-60% innate calendar year and they must be made to watch our league regularly. Not via TV but actually go to d games as dat would spur d local players to try harder. Also the coach should be made to have some investment here in 9ja in dat way they have a stake in our country’s development. Economist say dat a $ made in a country should be reinvested many times before it leaves the country for d country’s economy to keep improving but if GR comes in and takes the dough taxpayers suffer to pay him and takes the moni and leaves without reinvesting some portion of it back in d country, who loses, we do.

    One final thing I keep hearing is dat GR has been with this team for 3yrs now but that is not totally correct. If I recall Collins, chukwueze, osimen, aina, kalu, uzoho, onyekuru, semi, onuachu to mention a few has now been with dis team for 3yrs so to expect them to play as a team together for dat long is not totally right. That been said I understand why some fans get worked up if d team doesn’t play to dia potential.

    My humble opinion

     
  • Pompei 4 months ago

    Rohr….Rohr…Rohr!!! How many times did I call you? After the Tunisia match, you better run away, before this maddening crowd catch you and chop you to pieces, and use you to prepare Nkwobi! I said it before, I will say it again. If Rohr took us to the world cup final match, and we lost, the Rohr haters will still ask for his head. He is too old. His head is too small. His nose is too big. He dey waka like person wey don smoke mary jane. They will always find something to say from their armchairs! The moment he loses a match, they will come out to condemn him. As a human, it is impossible to expect that Rohr will win ALL THE TIME. Since that is the expectation, I think Rohr should move on. There are better jobs out there waiting for him. Many are impressed by what he has achieved with Nigeria, and they will snap him up quickly. Besides, he will have a much better work environment. So yes, let him go, and LEAVE THE INSANITY THAT IS THE NIGERIAN SYSTEM BEHIND! The progressives among us recognize Rohr’s monumental achievement in the short time he has served as SE coach, and will always appreciate him.

     
  • I did not know that this pinick is an idiot before.
    You will jire a foreign coach pay him in dollar then send him on refresher course with our money.
    Buhari has given you the spirit of timidity.
    Sorry.

     
  • I did not know that this pinick is an idiot before.
    You will hire a foreign coach pay him in dollar then send him on refresher course with our money.
    Buhari has given you the spirit of timidity.
    Sorry.

     
  • Ugwudede 4 months ago

    For as much as i am not against Rohr taking a refresher course anywhere he likes, he should fund it from his fat salary and not from the purse of the NFF. If the NFF want to move Nigeria soccer forward, the should that money send at least 2 Nigerian coaches whether locally based or overseer to Germany of Spain for the course so that we can breed coaches who will have faith in the local player who will make the national team stronger because that is the balance we are not having in the team presently as they can play like the likes of Sunday Mbah and Godrey Obabona who will not fear to make tackles and frighten your oponents while given opportunity to the rest team mates with more fluidity to dictate the game.