The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has declared that it has no intention whatsoever of sacking Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, regardless of the result of the team’s participation in the on-going Russia 2018 World Cup, The Guardian reports.
NFF yesterday clarified that the manager was employed to build a virile squad for the country, adding that it was looking beyond the 2018 World Cup.
The Federation Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, told reporters yesterday that Rohr has met part of his mandate, which is to build a young virile team, adding that the NFF will continue to support his efforts to make Nigeria one of the powerhouses of international football.
“After the first match, we met with the coach to review the match. We know the team could do better and we are trying to help them to get things right.
‘’We have full confidence in Rohr’s ability and we believe he is the only one that can get things right.
‘’We gave the coach an additional two-year contract recently because we see in him the quality to build a quality team for us.’’
Akinwunmi reiterated the Federation’s yearning to see Nigeria in the later stages of the World Cup, adding that the Super Eagles would get their full entitlement if they qualified for the second round.
“Despite Saturday’s loss to Croatia, we have resolved to pay them their full bonus once they qualify for the second round,” he added.
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