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Sports News of Tuesday, 19 May 2020


Rohr to pen new two-year deal as Super Eagles' coach

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is expected to pen a new deal that will see him remain as the coach of the Nigerian football team for the next two years, according to the Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday.

Rohr who has spent four years in charge of the Eagles will be expected to lead Nigeria to qualification for a seventh World Cup finals and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

“The executive committee mandated the general secretary to liaise with Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, with a view to concluding all matters around his new contract within the next one week,” the Nigeria Football Federation said in a statement in Abuja.

Rohr, 66, has been in charge of the three-time African champions since 2016.

The former Niger and Gabon coach-led Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations staged in Egypt, where the team placed third.

Top officials have insisted on inserting new provisions in the contract such as paying Rohr in local currency as against his current 45,000 euro ($49,000) monthly salary.

He is also expected to spend more time living in Nigeria.


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