Gernot Rohr, the Super Eagles head coach, has confirmed agreeing to a new two and half years contract extension offered to him by the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF.
Gernot Rohr’s existing contract was billed to expire in June 2020 before he was offered a fresh 30 months deal.
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The 66-years-old German gaffer has been at the helm of affairs for the Super Eagles since 2016.
He has set qualifying for the subsequent African Cup of Nations tournament as his number one target as he renews his contract.
Rohr who confirmed the contract renewal while talking TheCable stated that he was offered a two and a half year deal.
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He commended the boldness exercised by the Nigerian Football Federation, saying it is a rare feat to remain with the national team for six years.
The German intends to qualify the Super Eagles for the upcoming African Cup of Nations billed for 2021 and also perform optimally.
Moving on to the World Cup in Qatar to participate with good results is another lofty target he has set for himself and crew.
Rohr stated being happy to continue working with the squad he has built in the last four years, quoting stability to be a vital too for progress.
While the German acknowledges that there is a big job to be done, he appears to draw strength from the commitment of his players and counts on the support of the Nigerian fans as well, to succeed.
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Gernot Rohr guided the Nigerian senior national team to a third place finish at the last African Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2019, losing to a Riyad Marhez inspired Algerian team in the semi-finals.
Marhez and his teammates went on to the defeat Senegal in the final to claim a second continental title since they last won it on home soil back in 1990.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles center forward, Victor Osimhen had lost his dear dad.
The Lille LOSC of France forward made the announcement via his verified twitter handle, saying words cannot describe the feeling of losing his beloved father.
Patrick Osimhen reportedly slumped and died on Sunday afternoon in his home.