Nigeria FA has sacked German born tactician Gernot Rohr of the senior Nigeria national football team, Super Eagles, following the unconvincing performance in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Rohr was relieved of his job by his employer, the Nigeria Football Federation {NFF}, after five years in charge.

The 68-year-old was sacked after one of the sponsors of the Super Eagles agreed to the termination clause in the German’s contract.

Rohr joined Super Eagles in 2016 and led the 2013 AFCON Champions to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The German’s uninspiring performances and conservative team approach have been heavily criticised by some Nigerians. Despite leading the Super Eagles to the 2022 World Cup play-offs, the Franco-German will not be taking the team to the play-offs and the Nation’s Cup in January 2022.

Nigeria, three-time African Champions, finished top of Group C despite being held 1-1 by Cape Verde in Lagos on Tuesday.

Super Eagles will face any of these teams which includes Mali, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon and DR Congo, when the play-offs draw goes down on December 18th, 2021.