The football governing body in Nigeria, NFF (Nigeria Football Federation ) will find it impossible to fire Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr, Elder Paul Bassey, a member of the NFF Technical Committee has revealed.
The veteran journalists who serves as the chairman of the defending champions of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), Akwa United, said yesterday that the NFF did put themselves in a tight position that releiving Rohr of his duties will take a toll on the nation football wise.
Elder Bassey, speaking on a Brila FM show broadcast in Lagos yesterday, vindicated the NFF technical committee of any guilt in the contract situationof Rohr, revealing that the committee have no information as regards the terms and conditions in the Franco-German coach’s contract.
PB was quizzed concerning the reported meeting held by the technical committee on Rohr’s debacle, He said:
“Not to the best of my knowledge… I never sat with any committee. The executive committee of the NFF must have met. If the technical committee met, I wasn’t part of it or invited for such.
“You know that we have individual views on Gernot Rohr as the head coach of the Super Eagles.”
The technical committee, according to Bassey, is toothless.
“We don’t have the power people think that we have. The coach doesn’t consult us or we cannot change the decisions of the coach.
“If we had the power, we will like the coach to explain why certain players were picked for the national team.
“But, we have a situation, where the coach will just bring anybody into the team.”
Bassey stated that sacking Rohr would be a difficult decision for the NFF.
The experienced football administrator maintains that members of the technical committee are unaware of the specifics of the German contract, Bassey said: “When people talk about the payoff of his contract, I hardly offer my opinion. The contract is a taboo. Maybe, this is me. Other members might have different opinion.
“We have put ourselves in a situation where sacking Rohr will be very difficult. He has met his target and the situation is tough. Rohr might just go to the Nations Cup and reach the semifinal. If that happens, he has fulfilled part of the conditions his employers gave him.”