Pinnick Responsible For Super Eagles’ Failure To Qualify For Qatar 2022 – Former Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr
Former Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr claims that the decision to fire him by then-NFF president Amaju Pinnick cost the team a place in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Rohr was fired in December of last year after leading the Super Eagles to the playoff round.
The Super Eagles, on the other hand, failed to qualify for the global soccer extravaganza after losing on aggregate to the Black Stars of Ghana.
“Pinnick said my dismissal will avert a disaster, but in the end he created the disaster that cost Nigeria the ticket to the World Cup,” Rohr told Eagle7FM Sports Radio in an interview anchored by Osasu Obayiuwana.
“I regret that I did not take my team to win the World Cup, I regret my players will not be at the World Cup even though they deserve to be there.
“It was not my decision, it was a decision by Pinnick and his board.
“He was punished for this as Nigeria lost the chance to win the AFCON and did not qualify for the World Cup.
“I hope he takes better decisions now as a member of the FIFA Council.”
Rohr will be in Qatar for media work.