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In the aftermath of missing out of the biggest event in the football globe scheduled to hold later in the year in Qatar, Nigerians has taken to social media most notably Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show their disgust and vent their frustrations calling out the Nigeria Football Federation to tender an apology to former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr.
Though the game ended in a 1-1 stalemate with Ghana at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja yesterday, They still couldn’t qualify for the biggest showpiece football tournament as they knocked out on the basis of away goal rule having played out a goalless draw against their archrivals in Kumasi last Friday.
The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) having sacked the German gauffer Gernout Rohr in the month of December in the year 2021 after series of underwhelming performance even though he guided the nation to qualify from the group stage as they topped Group C with 13 points.
In the aftermath of Nigeria’s failure to book their slot for the World Cup event in Qatar, fans took to their Vario social media handles calling for an apology to the dismissed Rohr.
A twitter user osasu tweeted, “Nigerian football and Nigeria owe a big apology to Gernot Rohr. The @NGSuperEagles have reaped the bitter fruits of that unjust sacking by the NFF. Now, it is time for the governors of Nigerian football to face their day ofreckoning.”
Another sports journalist, Ibukun Aluko noted, “We didn’t need to sack Gernot Rohr, that man was getting us into every competition easily, but Nigerians demanded for good football!!
“If anything at all, I’m happy that Gernot Rohr has been
“For real, we as a nation owe Gernot Rohr an apology. Eguavon destroyed everything,” Victor @Bolikass simply expressed on his page.
Another Twitter user reacted “I need the apology to be as loud as the disrespect. Gernot Rohr would ever disappoint in such a crucial game.”
Mr Felix also joined in saying NFF owed Rohr an apology.
“Gernot Rohr would have done the needful. NFF and Nigerians disrespected him. He needs some apologies please because Eguavoen and Rohr no be mate,” he tweeted.
MAFID0N added, “Can the NFF really say that Gernot Rohr would’ve done a worse job than what Eguavoen just did at AFCON and the World Cup qualifiers? Can they really say that?”
Ikakke Ekanem questioned.
“NFF stop playing politics with Nigerian football. The initial plan was Eguavoen to take Super Eagles to AFCON and Jose Peseiro to play the WC qualifiers.
“Why was Gernot Rohr sacked if an underperforming Eguavoen who couldn’t pass round of 16 at AFCON is allowed to play WC qualifiers?”