• July 11, 2020

Official: Rohr To Stay As Nigeria Super Eagles Coach

 Official: Rohr To Stay As Nigeria Super Eagles Coach

Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Melvin Pinnick has confirmed that Rohr Gernot will stay on as the head coach of the Super Eagles.

This ends the back and forth between the two parties and media speculations that had linked the job to Englishman Harry Redknapp.

Rohr’s contract was due to expire in June 2020.

German Coach Gernot Rohr. Courtesy

“I am happy to announce that the NFF and Coach Gernot Rohr have concluded all contractual discussions and he will stay on as Coach of the Super Eagles. We have always had confidence in his abilities and we are confident that the national team can only go higher from here,” tweeted Pinnick.

“We can now focus on qualifying for the World Cup and winning the Nations Cup. In truth, these are sacrosanct and Coach Rohr is aware of these conditions. Like the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development has rightly noted; we are uncompromising in these goals.

“The board of the Federation & I are totally in agreement with the minister on the goals for the team and it is unwavering.”

Rohr who has been praised for nurturing new talent, has been Nigeria’s coach since 2016.

He has vastly experienced in African football after stints with Niger and Gabon.

The country will be hoping for the best as Nigeria hopes for a slot at the 2021 Africa cup of nations in Cameroon and 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Brian Kawalya

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