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Adamu, Onigbinde Write Off Rohr

Posted: Aug 31, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Steve Oma-Ofozor

Lagos – Dr. Amos Adamu, former FIFA Executive Committee member and Adegboyega Onigbinde former FIFA/CAF Instructor and Technical Committee member have written off new Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, on the premise that he is incapable of transforming the fortunes of the team for the better.

Both football officiados expressed serious reservations on the ability of the German to do a good job, even as they were very skeptical believing that he does not have what it takes to take the team to the next level.

Onigbinde in an interview said on Tuesday that it was laughable for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to employ a coach who has no track record of success.
According to him, “Nigeria has no respect for local coaches, but somebody who has been employed 13 times and sacked 11 times was employed to handle the Super Eagles.

“Most of these white coaches Nigeria employs passed through me when I was with FIFA and I know them very well and what they can do.”

Against this backdrop, Onigbinde enjoined Rohr to improve the Super Eagle who will not be playing in the 2017 African Cup of Nation from their present standard at continental and international level.

“Well I’m not his employer, but my wish for Rohr is that he should perform very well and turn Nigeria football around for good,” he said.

Onigbinde lamented, “If one considers the quality time and money Nigeria has spent on foreign coaches, no local coach has got it and that is very sad.”

Corroborating Onigbinde, former NSC boss, Adamu, questioned Rohr’s pedigree to handle the Eagles, just as he predicted further doom for the Eagles.

Adamu told Hot FM Abuja recently, “He does not have the pedigree, I don’t know him. For now, we do not have a coach. He will just damage us and then he will leave.”

Adamu, who was a member of the 2010 South Africa World Cup organising committee and an Executive Committee member of CAF and FIFA also questioned how the coach was recruited by the NFF.

The German who signed a two-year contract and is expected to be paid $47,000 a month salary has the mandate to qualify Nigeria for the 2018 World Cup.