Former Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has recalled a remarkable experience he had while managing the team.
Rohr, who celebrated his 70th birthday on Thursday was in charge of the Super Eagles for five years
He was sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on December 12, 2021.
The 70-year, however, claimed he could have been sacked earlier than that during an incident at the team’s training in Benin City.
The Super Eagles were preparing for a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone and former sports minister, Sunday Dare offered to take part in the training session.
“Two years ago in Nigeria: suddenly, the Minister of Sports showed up at the training with 40 or 50 journalists and wanted to participate, “Rohr stated in an interview with FC Bayern.
“I was perplexed. My assistant told me that we had to let him participate; otherwise we would all be sacked the next day. Without further ado, we organized a rondo for him, and everything went well.”
Rohr is currently in charge of the Benin Republic national team.