Amaju Pinnick Finally Confirms Gernot Rohr’s Contract Extension

Amaju Pinnick Finally Confirms Gernot Rohr’s Contract Extension

President of the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF], Amaju Pinnick has announced that the body have reached an agreement with Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr over a new contract.

Rohr will now remain in charge of the three-time African champions for the next two years.

The 66-year-old contract was due to run out next month.

“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,” Pinnick wrote on the Twitter handle.

“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.

“In the same vein, I would like to thank our sponsors, especially @aiteogrp. AITEO’s support for our football is unquantifiable, even in these difficult times and I cannot stress enough, how much of a rock they have been.

“With the distraction of the contract talks out of the way now, we can now face our football on the pitch, totally.

”Again, I never lost confidence in Gernot Rohr’s ability to take our football forward and I’m convinced our football will only get better from here on.”

Rohr was appointed Super Eagles head coach in 2016 and qualified Nigeria to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

He also led the team to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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Meanwhile, the NFF have debunked rumours of hiring former Tottenham and Portsmouth boss Redknapp saying that ‘they do not know anything about Redknapp being appointed as Super Eagles coach', shortly before confirming the deal with Rohr.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago