The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have disclosed that Gernot Rohr will be retained as super Eagles head coach following the thrashing of South Africa to reach the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Nigeria beat the Bafana Bafana 2-1 on Wednesday in Cairo to reach the semi-finals. Samuel Chukweze’s first-half goal and William Troost-Ekong’s dine minutes goal was all it took for the Eagles to tear ‘The Boys The Boys’ apart.
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“The NFF appointed Rohr as Super Eagles coach in August 2016 and has a contract with us until 2020.
“He was given the target of leading the Super Eagles to the semi-finals of AFCON 2019 and he has done so. Why would we want to sack him now?
“At this point, we need him to focus on the remaining games in Egypt, that is what is important right now, an NFF senior Official told GoalBall.
The Franco-German initially joined the Nigeria national team on a two-year contract which was renewed for another two years after leading the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Super Eagles’ 2-0 loss to Madagascar in the group stage saw a lot of critics calling for the sack of the German tactician, but the team have since bounced back to winning ways; beating the defending champion Cameroon and South Africa.
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