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Official: Nigeria Coach Gernot Rohr Signs Contract Extension

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has signed a new contract with the Super Eagles until 2022.

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has signed a new contract with the Super Eagles until 2022.

Rohr’s contract was set to expire in June 2020, but despite being offered a new contract, there were doubts about his future owing to new demands made by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). But now, the German manager has ended speculations about his future by putting pen to paper a two-year contract extension.

Confirming the development, the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick wrote on Twitter.

“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,” Pinnick tweeted.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] “We have always had confidence in his abilities and we are confident that the national team can only go higher from here.”   [/perfectpullquote]

Rohr will be expected to lead Nigeria to qualification for a seventh World Cup finals and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

“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,” Pinnick added.

“Like the honourable minister of youth and sports development has rightly noted; we are uncompromising in these goals.”

Rohr was named Super Eagles’ permanent coach in 2016 following the unceremonious departure of Sunday Oliseh.

The 66-year-old former Burkina Faso, Niger and Gabon boss qualified Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where the team placed third.

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