“Pinnick created the disaster that cost Nigeria the World Cup ticket”- Gernot Rohr

Former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr claims Amaju Pinnick’s decision to fire him cost the Super Eagles a spot at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Rohr was dismissed by the NFF led Pinnick in December 2021, days before the commencement of the AFCON in Cameroon.

The Super Eagles however failed to make it pass the Round of 16 of the AFCON, and also failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup after losing on away goal rule to the Black Stars of Ghana under the tutelage of Augustine Eguavoen.

Rohr said on Eagle7FM Sports Radio, “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.

“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.”

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