‘We don’t want to hurt Nigerians’-Pinnick provides an update on Rohr’s future

The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) met with the Sports Minister to discuss the future of the embattled coach 

NFF President Amaju Pinnick has said that any decision the association takes on Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will be in the interest of Nigerians.

Pinnick said this after he met with the sports minister Sunday Dare in Abuja, where they discussed the future of Rohr.

Rohr is on the brink of the sack due to the Super Eagles recent performances. The German tactician has been the Super Eagles coach since 2016, but his position has now become untenable.

Pinnick had earlier debunked rumours that the NFF had sacked the German, but he did confirm that his position would be reviewed and discussed with the sports minister.

And following the meeting on Thursday evening, the FIFA council member hinted that Rohr would be sacked soon.

“We have discussed with the Minister, we have a lot a new direction, I have to discuss with my Executive Members. I will also come back to give feedback to the Minister, Pinnick told the media.

“We are working in a close harmony with the sports ministry. We don’t want to hurt Nigerians, we are looking at our decision from an objective perspective. Trust me, whatever we are doing, it will be in the interest of the country.

“We have looked at all the documentation, I can assure Nigerians we will have a clear direction soon,” he added.

Pinnick did not reveal if the NFF already has a replacement lined up, but Soccernet had earlier reported that former coach Jo Bonfrere has expressed his interest in the job.

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