President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has dismissed reports suggesting that the football body was planning the sack of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, after the loss against Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The report pebbled on media platforms but not on Eye 9ja claimed that the NFF was apparently displeased with the lost to Algeria and so the football body was planning the sack of the Super Eagles coach.
The reports that the NFF had already debunked, describing as untrue suggest that the NFF’s decision comes after the semi-finals loss in the ongoing 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
Recall that Riyad Mahrez netted a stunning free-kick at the death of the match to land the North Africans in the AFCON final for the first time after 29 years.
In the tough match, Super Eagle’s William Troost-Ekong had given the Desert Foxes the lead through an own goal before Odion Ighalo equalised through the penalty spot in the 70th minute.
“We don’t have such plans to sack Rohr,” The Guardian quoted Pinnick as saying as on Monday.
However, Nigeria take on Tunisia on Wednesday in the third-placed playoff.