Technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Bitrus Bewarang has assured that the uncertainty surrounding the future of the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, will be resolved soon to enable the national team concentrate on the World Cup qualifier slated for March.
At the end of 2019, the NFF boss, Amaju Pinnick, at a media parley in Lagos spoke of plans to renew the contract of Rohr for another term but with some certain conditions.
Pinnick said that the German’s contract would be renewed but with stringent conditions that would include him residing in Nigeria.
It is this particular condition that seems to be the stumbling block, which had stalled talks of a new deal, which is the resultant uncertainties in Rohr’s future.
However, according to Sunday PUNCH, the NFF technical director has sought to calm down fears, assuring that the 66-year-old coach’s contract is being looked into by the federation’s executive team, adding that his future will be resolved by March.
“The issue of Rohr hasn’t got to my department yet. It is a contract issue that should be dealt with by the executive team before you will get the final decision.
“Rohr is a good friend of Nigerians and the Nigeria Football Federation as well, and I believe he will not take the decision of abandoning the country.
“There are some decisions on the table and he is weighing his options, but we want Nigerians to give us a bit of time.
‘’With the qualifiers brought back to March, definitely, we will not lose out because everything would have been resolved before then.
“I believe you and other Nigerians will hear the outcome very soon.”
Rohr is currently on a three-year contract since August 2016.
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