The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has ruled out the sacking of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr despite widespread calls for the head of the Franco-German.
In an interview with the BBC on Friday, Pinnick stated that despite the recent poor results against the Leone Stars in the AFCON qualifying series, it is not enough reason to sack Rohr as the national team coach.
“Nobody is happy about what happened against Sierra Leone in both matches,” Pinnick told BBC Sport Africa.
“But it is not enough to sack the coach because his team is still top of the Nations Cup group after four matches.
“His statistics speaks volume for him, so on what indexes do we want to sack him considering the contract recently signed by both parties.
“No matter how emotional and disappointed the fans are, there’s no basis to sack him now and he deserves to keep his job.”
Having been handed a fresh two-year mandate to lead Nigeria, Pinnick is positive Rohr would lead the Eagles to a successful outing at both the AFCON and Mundial both scheduled for 2022
“When you look at his performance, where he has won 29 matches, drew 14 and lost 10, you can say that is enough to back him,” said Pinnick.
“Yes, the performance in the last two games has not gone down well with some people, but we need to be professional, honest and respectful in how we analyse things.”