By Olawale Ayeni
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that Gernot Rohr will continue as the Super Eagles coach until 2022 World Cup following the agreement of all contractual discussions.
This was disclosed in a series of tweets by NFF president, Amaju Pinnick on his verified twitter handle yesterday.
The NFF president charged Rohr on qualifying the national team to the 2020World Cup and winning the Nations Cup.
“I’m happy to announce that the NFF 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’’.
“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”.
According to him “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.” he said.
Amaju said the renewal of the contract was in line with what the sports minister, Sunday Dare advocated for.
“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.”
Amaju also commended one of the major sponsors of Nigeria football, AITEO Group for their unquantifiable support.
‘’In the same vein, I would like to thank our sponsors, especially Aiteo Group. AITEO’s support for our football is unquantifiable, even in these difficult times and I cannot stress enough, how much of a rock they have been. Thank you, AITEO,” he noted.
Recall, that the German gaffer last week revealed that he had extended his deal with the national team by two and a half years until the 2022 World Cup while accepting a pay cut and stay in Nigeria.
The 66-year-old tactician became the country’s national football team manager in August 2016, as he qualified the three time African champions to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and also winning the bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Nations Cup in Egypt.