OFFICIAL: Gernot Rohr signs new Super Eagles contract | Nigeria
OFFICIAL: Gernot Rohr signs new Super Eagles contract

OFFICIAL: Gernot Rohr signs new Super Eagles contract

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has signed a new deal two and half years contract extension with the national team. 

This was confirmed by the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick in a statement via his social media account on Wednesday evening. 

"I’m happy to announce that the @thenff 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," a statement read. 

"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."

"The board of the Federation & I are totally in agreement with the minister on the goals for the team and it is unwavering to take our football forward and I’m convinced our football will only get better from here on."


Under the terms of the new deal, Rohr will be expected to spend the majority of the year living in Nigeria, take a pay cut, and be paid in local currency. 

The 66-year-old joined Nigeria in 2016 and the new deal is expected to take him to the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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