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My lawyers will study NFF sack – Rohr

My lawyers will study NFF sack – Rohr

Former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says his lawyers will study his sack by the Nigeria Football Federation before taking his next point of action.

The Nigeria Football Federation announced in a statement on Sunday that the had terminated the Franco-German’s contract.

In his place, the NFF appointed ex-Eagles defender, Austin Eguavoen as the interim Technical Adviser of the team.

Eguavoen who was until his appointment the NFF Technical Director will be assisted by a group of local coaches.

They are: Salisu Yusuf (Chief Coach); Paul Aigbogun (Assistant Coach); Joseph Yobo (Assistant Coach); Dr Terry Eguaoje (Assistant Coach) and Aloysius Agu (Goalkeeper Trainer).

Former  internationals Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Garba Lawal were also appointed to provide technical and ambassadorial support for the crew.

In a live Twitter Space hosted by former Eagles media officer, Colin Udoh, the Franco-German said his contract had been breached by the NFF.

“I have a contract that has been broken, I am not an expert. I will allow the lawyers to do their job,” Rohr said.

Rohr also hinted that some officials of the NFF were trying to get some of their players into the national team.

“I know Nigerians are passionate about football and everyone has their own favourites and I understand that everybody want to see some players and we discussed about it.

“Perhaps I didn’t follow some of the suggestions and the advises of the officials, that is possible, because I wanted to make the choice (selections) with my technical staff and not with people from outside the team.

“I had a lot of suggestions. I understand that officials want us to do well, everyone want to bring in their advises and opinion but it was too much,” he added.

The 68-year-old however said he had no hard feelings over his dismissal from the Eagles.

“The team is young, the future is bright. I understand the critics, everyone wants the best, they want good football and make results, but sometimes it’s not easy to achieve the two. People should be optimistic. I’m not angry, all the best to the players and the new staff.”

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