The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has been asked to sack the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr should he fail to will the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Upon signing and extended two-and-a-half year extension with the 2019 AFCON bronze winners, the NFF gave Rohr two mandates to win the 2021 AFCON and qualify the team to 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
But former Chief Coach of the senior women national team, the Super Falcons, Ismaila Mabo, has warned the federation not to hesitate to fire Rohr if he fails to deliver the cup in Cameroon next year.
The 2021 AFCON has been a subject of debate on whether or not it would hold in January as planned by CAF in view of coronavirus.
Mabo told newsmen that it was proper the NFF included the clause that Rohr must win the AFCON and qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, adding that with the Federation paying him so much as salary, he should deliver or get fired
“Rohr has done well so far, but I think after winning a bronze at the AFCON, he should justify his huge wages by going further to win the cup. We have the talents to conquer Africa. We are due for another AFCON win with the talents at his disposal,” Mabo said.
“The NFF were right to order Rohr to win the AFCON and qualify for World Cup and I think the federation should fire him if he fails to win the 4th AFCON for Nigeria. To whom much is given, much is expected, Rohr should win a trophy for the country or get his contract terminated,” he reiterated.
Mabo, a onetime Plateau Highlanders star added: “Rohr, after four years as Super Eagles coach, should be winning titles now as well as improving Nigerian football. He needs to work hard and get his priorities right or he quits.”