Former Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr has accused the Ex-president of the Nigerian Football Federation Amaju Melvin Pinnick for making the Super Eagles not qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup after his administration sacked the Franco-German.
The 69-year-old was sacked by Amaju Pinnick led NFF administration on December 12, 2021 with less than a month to the African Cup of Nations and with just few months to the World Cup qualification playoffs against Ghana.
Pinnick led NFF appointed Austin Eguavoen to manage the Super Eagles for both AFCON and World Cup play offs with Nigeria getting knocked out by Tunisia in the Quarterfinals and also losing the World Cup ticket via away goal.
The Franco-german gaffer spoke on Eagles FM radio sports show anchored by Osasuo Obayuwana on Tuesday afternoon, reiterating that he regrets not taking the Super Eagles to Qatar.
“I regret that I did not take my team to win the World Cup, I regret my players will not be at the World Cup even though they deserve to be there.
“It was not my decision, it was a decision by Pinnick and his board.
“Pinnick said my dismissal will avert a disaster, but in the end he created the disaster that cost Nigeria the ticket to the World Cup,” he told Osasuo on Eagle FM Radio, as quoted by Basic Sports in Nigeria.
Black Stars of Ghana, Tunisia, Cameroon, Senegal and Morocco will be representing Africa at the tournament.