Though it is not the way he would have wished, Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr on Thursday in Russia celebrated his 65th birthday.

The Nigeria Football Federation congratulated the Franco-German tactician at the Eagles camp base in Essentuki, Russia on Thursday

Rohr was born on the 28th of June, 1953 in Mannheim, Germany.

The former OGC Nice manager was appointed head coach of the Super Eagles in 2016 and he steered the team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Rohr’s contract was extended by the NFF till 2020.

“Happy birthday to @NGSuperEagles Coach Gernot Rohr. The staff at the Essentuki Team Base Camp offered him a cake and bouquet of flowers to celebrate his day,” the Nigerian Football Federation tweeted, with a picture of a celebrating Rohr surrounded by staff of the base camp.

Rohr has been in charge of the Super Eagles for 20 games, winning nine, losing six and drawing five.

Rohr has the unsavory record of being the first and only foreign manager to take Nigeria to the World cup and not make it beyond the first round.