The president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has announced that Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has just extended his contract with the Super Eagles. The discussion over the extension of his contract has been on since last 2019 with various issues arising from the decision made by Nigeria Football Federation in which they were saying he spends more time in Nigeria.
With the extension of the contract, Gernot Rohr will now remain in charge of the Super Eagles team for the next two years. The 66-year-old contract was due to run out next month but he has extended his contract by two years now. According to Amaju Pinnick, he said: “I’m happy to announce that Coach Gernot Rohr has 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. Like the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development has rightly noted; we are uncompromising in these goals,” he added.
Pinnick also said: “The board of the Federation & I are totally in agreement with the minister on the goals for the team and it is unwavering.” “In the same vein, I would like to thank our sponsors, especially @aiteogrp. 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.”
“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.”
Gernot Rohr was appointed as Super Eagles head coach in 2016 and Daniel Amokachi is assistant, has since done very well with the team, he qualified the Super Eagles three-times and also to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He also led the team to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.