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Give Super Eagles job to Finidi, Amuneke – Chris Green

Former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee chairman, Barrister Chris Green has urged the country’s football body to consider giving the Super Eagles coaching job to ex-internationals like Emmanuel Amuneke and Finidi George.

According to Vanguard, Green believes Gernot Rohr is just an average coach considering the performances of the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The German-born coach contract runs till the end of June and is yet to agree on a new contract terms with the NFF.

Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles contract will expire at the end of June
Gernot Rohr’s contract will expire at the end of June (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

NFF president Amaju Pinnick last week in an interview said Rohr must accept to relocate to Nigeria to help nurture talents in the domestic leagues.

But Green said indigenous coaches will do better than Rohr if given the opportunity.

“We have Finidi George and Emmanuel Amunike. I believe these guys can do a better job with our national team and help our football to grow.

Emmanuel Amuneke played for the super Eagles
Ex International, Emmanuel Amuneke (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

“What we gave Rohr and what we got in return is a poor showing at the world cup and a third-place at the nation’s cup which I think we did not deserve.

“We should have at least gotten to the Quarterfinals at the world cup to show that he is an expert, an expatriate who is better and bigger than anyone found in Nigeria.

Former Super Eagles star, Finidi George
Finidi George (Photo credit: Transmap.com)

“With all due respect, he is an average coach, he is as good as any home-based coach and so, why don’t we look inward if we want the kind of result Gernot Rohr has given us in this country?” Green said.

Meanwhile, Rohr says renewing his contract with the Super Eagles is not his biggest problem due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

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