Nigeria Football Federation led by its President Amaju Pinnick Thursday briefed the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare on the situation regarding sacking of Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr and hiring of his replacement, Completesports reports.
Informed sources close to the ministry revealed that the NFF briefed the minister of sports on how Rohr will be paid off and progress made to hire a new coach even as they (NFF) promised to return next week to brief the minister further on the new coach to be hired.
Completesports.com scooped that an undisclosed Belgian coach is atop the list of coaches the NFF are considering to replace Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles coach. And the federation seems to have ruled out the hiring of an Nigerian coach to replace Rohr.
“I can confidently tell you that Gernot Rohr’s reign as Super Eagles coach is over and we are on course to hiring a new coach, but that will be after we have tidied the documents on both disengaging the old and engaging the new coach. We will return next week to finally inform the Minister of the progress,” an impeccable source who pleaded anonymity told Completesports.
Although Pinnick told the media that no decision has been taken on Rohr and a new coach, our source however divulged that the NFF boss ruled out the chances of indigenous coaches taking charge of the senior national team now.
According to our source, the only way the NFF will engage a Nigerian coach is if the government agree to pay the salary and other financial benefits of the coach, since the contract the Federation has with their sponsor is to fund the hiring of a foreign coaches and not local coaches.
It was further revealed that one of NFF sponsors has agreed to offset the paying off of Gernot Rohr and the Federation wants the payment format concretized before they announce the sacking of the German and probably the new coach.