The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has called for the sack of Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr.
Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, said Rohr is not a good coach, as he was rejected when he applied to be Enyimba Football Club coach.
In a post on his Facebook page on Thursday, Kalu described as heartbreaking seeing Nigeria struggling to qualify for major football tournaments despite its enormous professional players.
He said : “In the last five years we have wasted our time in football. There is nothing new we are doing any longer .To see a country with many professional players home and abroad struggling to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup is heartbreaking.
” Gernot Rohr is not a good coach and I don’t understand why he is still managing Super Eagles.
” When I Was Governor, he applied to become employed as Enyimba coach. He was brought to Nigeria by Oscar Udoji but I refused to employ him. I am calling on the Chairman of NFF, Mr Amaju Pinnick to wake up and to quickly find a replacement for Rohr .
” We soccer lovers don’t need further dissatisfaction in a game, we have the capacity to make ourselves proud. If the problems you have this year are the same problems you had last year, then you are not a leader. You are rather a problem on your own that must be solved.”
PlatinumPost reports that pressure has been mounting on the Nigerian Football Federation to fire the Super Eagles born manager following his poor outings recently.
Nigeria’s recent colourless 1-1 draw against Cape Verde has angered many fans and stakeholders before NFF wielded the big axe.