Coach Gernot Rohr is currently under fire after Nigeria suffered a debilitating home loss to the Central African Republic (CAR) at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Thursday.
Whereas, the Super Eagles top Group C in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Africa qualifiers, the loss was unexpected of a team that features stars from Europe’s top-flight leagues.
This is as Rohr’s men conceded a goal from Karl Namngandaa in the last minute of play after an abysmal display from the home side.
Nigeria will face the Central African Republic on Sunday, October 10 in the second leg of the qualifiers in Cameroon, hoping to put the loss behind them.
Following the defeat, some Nigerians quickly took to the social media to ask the Nigerian Football Federation to sack Rohr.
Early reactions include:
“Rohr shouldn’t be the coach managing the Super Eagles in 2021, he does not have any persona to match this squad, pay him and sack him, get a young vibrant coach, please (sic).”@chaichowski
Ekpenyong Emmanuel on Facebook said, “It is high time NFF sack Rohr. After five years of being in charge of a team, Rohr can’t build a team with a play pattern. #Sack Rohr Now! (sic)”
Also, Mmenyeneabasi Akpan said, “A loss at home to the Central African Republic is the height of abysmal performance from the Super Eagles. It’s one that should earn coach Gernot Rohr a sack Letter. I just remembered NFF is owning Coach Rohr 8 months of salary.”