NFF renews contract with Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr

German, Gernot Rohr, will remain coach of the Super Eagles, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, said on Wednesday.

Mr Pinnick announced this in a statement posted on Twitter.

“I’m happy to announce that the @thenff 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,” he said.

“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.”

The signing of the contract comes after months of uncertainty over Rohr’s future as coach of the national team.

Englishman, Harry Redknapp, was reported to have been considered by the ministry to take the role.

“With the distraction of the contract talks out of the way now, we can now face our football on the pitch, totally. Again, I never lost confidence in Gernot Rohr’s ability to take our football forward and I’m convinced our football will only get better from here on,” Pinnick added.