Former Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr claims that the team’s failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup was due to Amaju Pinnick’s decision
The German coach has found it hard to call his sacking a thing of the past, as he still blames the decision of the former NFF boss to sack him as the Super Eagles head coach.
Naija News recalls that the 68-year-old manager was sacked just a few weeks before the AFCON tournament.
According to Pinnick, the Mannheim native was sacked due to a “lack of discipline”.
However, Rohr revealed to Osasu Obayiuwana during an interview on Eagle7FM Sports Radio.
“Pinnick said my dismissal will avert a disaster, but in the end, he created the disaster that cost Nigeria the ticket to the World Cup,” he said.
“I regret that I did not take my team to win the World Cup, I regret my players will not be at the World Cup even though they deserve to be there.
“It was not my decision, it was a decision by Pinnick and his board.
“He was punished for this as Nigeria lost the chance to win the AFCON and did not qualify for the World Cup.
“I hope he takes better decisions now as a member of the FIFA Council,” he added.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles will play Portugal on Thursday after failing to qualify for the World Cup.