Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has called for the sack of Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr.
Kalu in a post on his official Facebook page told the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to sack Rohr over poor performance as the team has no future with the German coach.
He said, “In the last five years, we have wasted our time in football. There is nothing new we are doing any longer. To see a country with many professional players home and abroad struggling to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup is heartbreaking. Gernot Rohr is not a good coach and I don’t understand why he is still managing Super Eagles.
The sports-loving Senator further revealed that Rohr had applied to become Enyimba’s coach when he was Governor but he denied him the opportunity.
“He was brought to Nigeria by Oscar Udoji but I refused to employ him.
“I am calling on the Chairman of NFF, Mr. Amaju Pinnick to wake up and to quickly find a replacement for Rohr. We, soccer lovers, don’t need further dissatisfaction in a game, we have the capacity to make ourselves proud.”
Kalu added that If Rohr has the same problem while coaching every year then he is not a leader.
“You are rather a problem on your own that must be solved,” he added.
Kalu’s take comes amid widespread media reports that Rohr has been fired by the NFF.
Sources say NFF officials are presently meeting on the fate of the 68-year-old coach.