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Gernot Rohr confirms receiving new ‘much talked about’ contract offer from NFF



Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has confirmed he has received a new contract offer from the Nigeria football federation that will extend his deal with the African nation’s football team from 2020 to 2024.

The NFF President in an interview early this month said the new contract will be given to Rohr this month but with the inclusion of three new clauses, drawing praise and criticism from football lovers and pundits all over Nigeria.

Rohr who started working in Nigeria in 2016, says he wants to keep working with the Super Eagles and has now confirmed receipt of the new NFF contract, saying he will look into it.

“Personally I discuss with my President on the future since I am at the end of the contract on June 30. I have just received a proposal for an extension. We will also have to look into this,” Franco-German tactician, Rohr said in an interview to French publication

“But it is especially the health of the players, of everyone, right now, that counts. In Nigeria, there are not a lot of cases, but there are some too.

“We are afraid for Africa, that it could worsen because the habits of life there make confinement very difficult. So I’m hearing from players from Nigeria.”
Rohr also revealed he and the Super Eagles players have been reviewing the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations matches with the Super Eagles players ahead of the resumption of international football after the pandemic

“We are not idle, there are a lot of calls to make to get news from our players. They are all healthy already. Not a single Nigerian international has been affected.

“We take news, not phone, by written message, by spoken message. We also have matches to review.“”

“Currently, on a large international sports channel, we see the matches of the African Cup. We can review our matches that we were able to play in Egypt last summer, where we were able to bring back this bronze medal,” he concluded.


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