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Rohr to continue as Eagles coach till 2022

Remi Sulola

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, has confirmed that he had sealed a two and half years contract extension with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Rohr, whose contract with the NFF expires in June, had been in contract renewal talks with the federation since the beginning of the year.

But on Friday, Rohr told TheCable that he is delighted in the confidence repose on him by the NFF. The new contract is expected to end after the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

The 66-year-old, who became the Super Eagles manager in August 2016, also admitted that it is a privilege to have been given the opportunity to work with the same national team for 6 years.

“Yes, I can confirm that we found an agreement with NFF to continue our collaboration for two and half years,” Rohr told TheCable.

“I am proud of the confidence shown by NFF, it is rare to work in the same national team for more than 6 years.

“Our team has a good future, our players have discipline and the staff is working in the same spirit.”

The Franco-German tactician added that he is happy to be given the opportunity to continue to build the team he has been working with in the last four years.

“Yes, we want to go to the next AFCON and do very well there. And we want to start the World Cup qualifiers well and participate in Quatar with good results there,” he said.

“I am happy to continue with the squad we built together since 4 years. Stability is important for progress and complicity.

“There is still a big work to do. With the commitment of the players and the support of the fans we will able to do great things.”

Rohr led the Super Eagles to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He also led the national team to a third-place finish at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt on July 17, 2019.

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