Rohr Gets New Two-Year Deal
One good turn they say deserves another and in that light the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have confirmed that they have offered Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr a fresh two-year deal.
The NFF President Amaju Pinnick on Monday said Rohr has been handed a new contract until 2020.
The gesture is to make sure that the coach stays on to continue his excellent work even after the Russia 2018 World Cup, Pinnick said.
“Our target is to be the first African nation to win the World Cup. We have young players that can do it. Rohr is not only building a team of today, he is building a future team,” he said.
The NFF decided to sign a new two-year contract with Coach Gernot Rohr to stop other teams from taking him away in case Nigeria wins the World Cup.
"After the World Cup draws all plans for the Eagles preparation for Russia 2018 would be made known through a press conference on December 10.
"But I can assure Nigerians that the Eagles would be playing grade A matches to prepare for the World Cup.
"Victory against Argentina in the friendly has given the Eagles advantage to be among the best teams in the world," he added.
Rohr, 64, signed an initial two-year deal in July 2016 with the provision of an extension if he qualified the country to Russia 2018.
The Franco-German coach delivered on that, as Nigeria made it through 'The Group of Death’, which had African champions Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia.
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