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NFF meets deadline, submits report to Sports Ministry on Gernot Rohr’s scorecard

By Ben Ogbemudia, Abuja
The Nigeria Football Federation(NFF)has submitted the technical report on the performance of the Super Eagles and its Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, meeting the deadline given it by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.
Top sources in the Ministry said the comprehensive report from NFF is being studied before a further meeting with NFF to chart the way forward.
The Ministry is expected to meet with the NFF for an open, yet critical discussion on the next steps.
Also, reports have it that 47-year-old former Serbian National team coach Mladen Krstajić may replace Rohr as Super Eagles chief coach
Krstajic led Serbia to the 2018 world cup in Russia where they failed to proceed beyond the group stage of the competition
After last week’s Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Cape Verde that saw the Super Eagles sail through to the final round of the world cup qualifiers, NFF president Amaju Melvin Pinnick and other board members met.
Also at that meeting was Super Eagles chief coach Gernot Rohr and Tunde Adelakun his representative.
The NFF did not mince words as they told Rohr that his services are no longer needed. According to an insider, both parties agreed to terminate his contract immediately while they work out modalities to pay his severance package which is reported to be around 600,000 USD.
Rohr has since returned to his base in France while the NFF are moving ahead with getting a replacement in good time ahead of the 2021 Nations cup which is just over thirty-something days away.

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