Ex Nigeria international Ikhana blasts NFF for sending Rohr on course
Ex Nigeria international Ikhana blasts NFF for sending Rohr on course

Ex Nigeria international Ikhana blasts NFF for sending Rohr on course

Former international Kadiri Ikhana has blasted the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over the decision to send Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr on refresher course.

The Super Eagles suffered a 2-1 loss to Algeria in the semi final of the AFCON 2019.

NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, disclosed on Tuesday that the German will keep his job, but will be allowed to go on a refresher course with German Bundesliga side FC Bayern Munich, immediately after the tournament.

Ikhana posit that it is a waste of resources to send Rohr on a refresher course.

“If you feel Rohr has not done well, why not ask him to leave, that the honourable thing to do,” starts Ikhana.

“But if he has done well, why not, he stays. But sending him on a refresher training is what I cannot fathom out.

“Is it not a waste of resources? We have so many ex internationals in this country who are coaches. Why not send some of them on coaching clinics? After all, when they come back, it will be to the benefit our football generally rather than on a foreigner."

“I believe the team we took to Egypt was inexperienced, especially at this level. I also believe they come good in future. I don’t blame Rohr for the team’s ouster but you know a coach is said to be as good as his last result."

“When will our football administrators learn? Football has gone down, so low in this country. It is dead, to say the fact."

“Why should NFF be talking about spending more money to retrain someone who is on a huge salary? Why not take that money to train some young coaches who will in turn impact their knowledge on the development and improvement of the game in the country?,” Ikhana concluded.

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