Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) General Secretary Dr Sanusi Mohammed has confirmed that contract talks with Gernot Rohr have been put on hold.
The German coach’s contact with the Super Eagles is set to end in June 2020. Dr Mohammed revealed that the reason behind the decision has been informed by a need to place full focus on the 2021 AFCON and Qatar 2022 World Cup qualification games.
“As far as I know, Coach Gernot Rohr still has a contract with the football house till June2020 as such we don’t want to be distracted,” Dr Mohammed told The Nation.
“Our focus should be on beating Sierra Leone in the Nations Cup qualifier to be played between March 23rd and 31st as well as the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier against Benin Republic to be held between June 1st and 9th.
“Football has gone scientific and every nation either small or big can’t be underrated. Rohr knows he has a contract with the federation and he must work till the end of the contract.
“When the football house is ready, the two parties will sit and agree on terms but for now, let’s focus on winning our matches,” Sanusi said.
“Rohr has done well with our senior national team by building confidence in them but there is room for improvement and we have to go beyond qualifiers.
“Last year was not good and this year, the federation will ensure that Nigerians smile by winning trophies. Also, we have to pray for good draws for the World Cup qualifiers because every nation wants to play at the AFCON or World Cup,” Sanusi added.
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