Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Peterside Idah has charged the Nigeria Football Federation to relieve Gernot Rohr of his duties as he is not competent enough to take the team to greater heights.
The Port Harcourt-born ex-goaltender called in to a Channels TV program from his base in Johannesburg, South Africa to make his submission.
The former Bordeaux manager guided Nigeria to the semifinal of the Africa Cup of Nations where they were defeated by the Desert Foxes of Algeria.
Football analysts and former players, including legendary Segun Odegbami, have been critical of the German’s tactics and capacity, especially after the Super Eagles’ embarrassing loss to CAN debutants Madagascar.
Peterside, a renowned football pundit, have now added his voice to a growing concern.
“For the Eagles to soar to greater heights, the coach should be sacked, let him go. Rohr was not prepared for this job. You don’t learn in the national team, you must come prepared to do the job,” Idah said.
“At some point during the Algeria game, he did not know what to do next. He played most of the players out of position which affected the balance of the team. Iwobi was clearly tired against the Algerians and he did not change him.
The one-time Moroka Swallows shot-stopper observed that the coach’s problems did not start with the Algerian match but has been evident for a while.
“The coach kept chopping and changing the team which is a clear sign of weakness because the team lacks players that can fit into particular positions in the team.
“Feelings come to play in this. I think Rohr feels he has done well enough by taking us to the World Cup, qualifying for the Nations Cup and needs new challenge. I would be surprised if they (NFF) keep him on the job,” concluded Idah who spoke on phone throughout the interview.