Rohr deserves new Super Eagles contract -Pinnick


President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, believes Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has done well and deserves to remain in charge of the team, reports.

Rohr last week signed a new two-year contract extension that will see the German finish as the longest-serving coach in Super Eagles history by the end of his tenure.

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Rohr, who has been in charge of the Super Eagles since August 2016, has been given a brief of leading Nigeria to qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and chasing a fourth Africa Cup of Nations title win in 2021.

The former Gabon and Niger coach and the NFF had been engaged in a protracted negotiation since last November.

 “We are of the view and conviction that Mr. Gernot Rohr deserves to continue the job he is doing with the Super Eagles,” Pinnick said during his interaction with the media on Monday.

”I believe he has earned it. He had a right of first refusal so it was not a problem. We included a few other things in his contract but at the end of the day, we were able to come to an agreement.

“Presently, I am proud of the squad that we have. Without gainsaying, we have good players competing for every department on the field in the Super Eagles squad.

“It is exciting and we believe the team is on to a good thing. It is important that we work with him to nurture together a team that we can all be proud of.”


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