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Soccer News of Sunday, 31 May 2020

Source: MyNigeria

NFF will sack Gernor Rohr if he fails to meet target - Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare

The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has said that Gernot Rohr could have his contract terminated if he fails to lead the Super Eagles to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and also win the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon. reported that Rohr's contract was extended by the Nigerian Football Federation on Wednesday.

Sunday Dare has now revealed that the new contract has some clauses that could see the German tactician get sacked.

“The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is statutorily in charge of the growth and development of football in Nigeria. Of course under the supervision of the Ministry of Youth and Sports."

Dare are this known in an interview with NTA’s Executive Discourse published on the NFF's official website.

"Even before I became Minister, there are processes and procedures that are followed when it comes to bringing on a new national coach or renewing the contract of a coach who is already in the house and I think it was important for us to follow the processes and procedures in place."

“For Rohr, because he had been signed on earlier, he deserved to be given the right of first refusal, that was what the NFF did and that was what I also allowed to happen. It is best practices, it is global practices but the NFF also had a review of his performance in the last three to four years and based on that review, his new contract had new conditions that never existed before. Some of them bordering on mode of payment, some of them bordering technical issues regarding the development of our football and that to me, is fundamental.” He added “For Rohr to have come in, he must have been world standard,”

“With the conditions we have put in, I think it’s only fair to let him continue if he has accepted, but then again, we are going to warn him [Rohr] to a great standard of responsibility, a greater depth in our football and a greater level of success.

“In that contract, there are points that if he does not meet the desired standard, we can terminate his contract. So we are not stuck with him. He has an opportunity to prove himself.

“Even if we bring in the best coach in the world, we will set the same standard for him, and if those expectations are not met, we will show him the door.

“We will let this play out, he has also made promises that things will get better and I think we will just wait and see what happens eventually.”

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