SPORTS: NFF explains why Gernot Rohr was given a new two-year deal


The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has said that the federation has given Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, a new two-year contract, to avoid distractions during the 2018 World Cup arrangement.

Rohr, who was employed by the NFF in August 2016, has met the first breakthrough of his contract, which is qualifying Nigeria for a sixth FIFA World Cup finals.

The Eagles were the first African country to meet all requirements for the competition, rising up out of a ‘Group of Death’ that had Zambia, Algeria and Cameroon.

“We have decided to confront head-on any possible area of conflict or controversy, and fully resolve each and every possible friction point well ahead of the competition.

“After signing the agreement on payment to the team from expected FIFA income, the next stage was to take care of the Technical Adviser. He has done very well and does not need to go into the World Cup uncertain of his future,” Pinnick stated.

Rohr, 64, has won seven of 12 matches and drawn four in his 15 months in charge so far. His only loss was the 0-2 reverse to South Africa in a 2019 AFCON qualifier in Uyo in June 2017.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here