The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Alhaji Ismail Abubakar has directed the NFF to submit the Technical Report of the Super Eagles’ last phase of the 2021 World Cup qualifiers to the Ministry.
“The report must be on the table of the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development on Monday, the 22nd of November, 2021,” the Permanent Secretary says Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar said in a statement.
The Super Eagles have qualified for the final phase of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Africa but the performance of the team has left a lot to be desired with many Nigerians calling for team gaffer, Gernot Rohr, to be shown the exit door.
Nigeria incredibly lost to Central Africa Republic, one of the lowest ranked teams in the world at the Teslim Balogun stadium last month, and laboured against Cape Verde last Tuesday in the same venue to scrape into the playoff stage.
A Sports Ministry source said, as per CompleteSports, “The NFF knows that any plan to hire another coach must start with first briefing the Minister /Federal Government about the Rohr issue and bringing a closure to it to avoid embarrassing Nigeria.
“Secondly. The decision to hire anybody as national coach must be discussed and undergo review.
“The Super Eagles is Nigeria’s property not a premier club.”