World Cup playoffs: Rohr may lead Ghana against Nigeria

Former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, may be named the coach of Ghana’s national team ahead of their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying play-offs against Nigeria in March.

Rohr was sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation last month, after some unconvincing performances in the World Cup qualifiers, despite steering the three-time African champions to the play-offs.

According to reports in Ghana, the Franco-German is leading the race for the position of the Black Stars head coach job following the recent sacking of Milovan Rajevac, after the Black Stars disastrous outing at the ongoing 2032 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, where the Ghanaians crashed out in the group stage with just one point and recording a shock 3-2 defeat to minnows Comoros.

The Ghana Football Association announced Wednesday it had parted ways with Serbian Rajevac after the Black Stars exited the competition without a win, the first time it would happen in their history.

A new manager is however expected to be named before their crucial World Cup playoffs against Nigeria in March.

And according to, a close source of the 68-year-old gaffer revealed that Rohr, is a potential and leading candidate for the Blacks Stars job due to his wealth of experience in Africa.

Rohr enjoyed a five-year spell with Nigeria, guiding the Eagles to the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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