The ministry of sports in Nigeria has demanded from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), a technical report on the recently concluded group stage of the World Cup qualifiers.
According to a press release on Sunday, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Ismail Abubakar has directed that “the report must be on the table of the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development on Monday, the 22nd of November, 2021.”
The Super Eagles have qualified for the playoff phase of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Africa but the performance of the team left a lot to be desired with many Nigerian calling for team gaffer, Gernot Rohr to be shown the exit door.
In three home matches, the Super Eagles won just one, drawing another and incredibly lost to Central Africa Republic, one of the lowest ranked teams in the world.
Against Cape Verde in the last match, it was a laborious and uninspiring team that was on parade.
The statement from the ministry also pointed out that “any plan to hire another coach must start with first briefing the Minister /Federal Government about the Rohr’s issue and bringing a closure to it to avoid embarrassing Nigeria.
“Secondly. The decision to hire any body as national coach must be discussed and undergo review.
“The Super Eagles is Nigeria’s property not a premier club,” the statement concluded.