Rohr didn’t deserve a new deal –Akpoborie
Written by MaryGift Sunday on November 23, 2020
Ex-international Jonathan Akpoborie says Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr did not deserve a new deal in the wake of the team’s recent performances.
The Nigerian Football Federation in May handed Rohr a new two-year contract extension that will see the German finish as the longest-serving coach in Eagles history by the end of his tenure in 2022.
Akpoborie believes Rohr has become a liability to the team following their draws against Sierra Leone in the double-header 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Eagles had raced to a 4-0 lead in the opening half hour of the first Africa Cup of Nations qualifier but they imploded in the second half, allowing The Leone Stars to claw their way back to an unbelievable 4-4 draw.
Rohr’s men also failed to redeem their image at the Siaka Stevens Stadium as they could only share points in a goalless draw in the reverse fixture in Freetown last Tuesday.
“The NFF should not have given him a new contract in the first place,” Akpoborie who was capped 12 times by the Eagles said.
“The last four games were horrible. “The alarms came on before they gave him this contract. I said it by that time. But do they listen? The answer is no they don’t.
“Rohr has become a liability, he can’t give what he doesn’t have.
”All the billboards and all your TV sets have not been telling lies.”
The Eagles still top Group L on eight points after four games and will face Benin Republic in March 2022 on matchday five before rounding off the qualifiers with a home tie against Lesotho.