NFF President confirms Rohr as Eagles coach

Pius Ayinor

Nigeria Football Federation has finally announced that Gernot Rohr would continue as the coach of the Super Eagles after days of suspense.  The NFF president Amaju Pinnick made the confirmation by himself using his Twitter handle on Wednesday.

He wrote, “I’m 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.

“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 and I are totally in agreement with the minister on the goals for the team and it is unwavering. In the same vein, I would like to thank our sponsors, especially @aiteogrp. AITEO’s support for our football is unquantifiable, even in these difficult.”

Pinnick did not state the learnt of the new contract but gathered that it would run until December 2022.

The 66-year-old former Germany defender had previously coached the national teams of Niger, Burkina Faso and Gabon. He was first appointed Super Eagles coach in 2016 and qualified the country for the 2018 World Cup and won the third place at the 2019 African Nations Cup in Egypt.