Rohr confirms receipt of NFF contract papers

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed that he has received a contract offer from the Nigeria Football Federation to continue as the coach of the Super Eagles. He said the document is as the conditions revealed by the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick.

Pinnick had said on a television programme that they were willing to continue with the German provided he accepts to reside in Nigeria, monitor potential Eagles players in the Nigerian league and be paid in the local currency amongst others.

Rohr has been Nigeria coach since 2016. The current contract will expire in June.

Rohr told Europe1 via “Personally I discuss with my President on the future since I am at the end of the contract on June 30. I have just received a proposal for an extension. We will also have to look into this.

“But it is especially the health of the players, of everyone, right now, that counts. In Nigeria, there are not a lot of cases, but there are some too.

“We are afraid for Africa that it could worsen because the habits of life there make confinement very difficult. So I’m hearing from players from Nigeria.”

Rohr said he has been reviewing the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations matches with the players ahead of the resumption of world sports.

“We are not idle; there are a lot of calls to make to get news from our players. They are all healthy already. Not a single Nigerian international has been affected.

“We take news, not phone, by written message, by spoken message. We also have matches to review.

“Currently, on a large international sports channel, we see the matches of the African Cup. We can review our matches that we were able to play in Egypt last summer, where we were able to bring back this bronze medal.”