Rohr’s contract impasse: Eagles players wade in

Ajibade Olusesan     …pressure NFF to retain German coach   Super Eagles players are putting pressure on the Nigeria Football Federation to retain their coach, Gernot Rohr, as the two parties look to end the contract impasse, Saturday Telegraph can report. The German coach and his employers have been locked in a battle of words in the past few weeks because the NFF was yet to table an offer to him with less than six months to the end of his current deal. The tactician has grown apprehensive over…

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Sodje raises the alarm over Rohr’s contract

…says NFF, coach spat can disrupt Eagles progress   Ex-international Sam Sodje has berated the situation regarding the contract of the Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, saying lack of clarity of the coach’s future is capable of disrupting noticeable progress the team has recorded in recent times. The relationship between the coach and his employers has soured in recent weeks after the NFF hesitated to offer the gaffer a contract extension. With about six months to the end of his existing deal, Rohr is still not sure of his future…

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I won’t allow any NFF member to force players on me –Rohr

Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has declared that he has not mandated any  member of the Nigeria Football Federation to invite players on his behalf. A top chieftain of the NFF reportedly  met with Queens Park Rangers of England midfielder, Eberechi Eze, with a view to convincing him  to pledge his future to Nigeria but Rohr insisted  he did not sanction anyone to approach any player. Rohr has said would not bow to any pressure from his employers to force Eze or any other player on him. Rohr stressed: “I…

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Why I make late substitutions in games – Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on why he makes late substitutions in games. Most of the substitutions by the German tactician often take place towards the end of the match. The Super Eagles boss, however,  slated that his decision was to ensure he does not make mistakes and gives ample time for the players in the starting XI to make an impact. “I always try to give the starting XI enough time to express themselves,” Rohr told the media. “I also have to be very sure…

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NFF won’t renew Rohr’s contract

…coach to leave in June 2020 …as Pinnick shops for replacement The Nigeria Football Federation will not renew the contract of the Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr when it expires next year’s June, New Telegraph has reliably learnt. Speculations regarding the future of the Manager became intense after the Super Eagles crashed out in the semifinal of the last African Cup of Nations. Although the NFF decided to keep the coach after the bronze medal-winning outing in Egypt, our correspondent confirmed that the German wouldn’t be handed an extension to…

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AFCON qualifiers: Rohr under pressure to recall Akpeyi

Embattled Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, may stage a return to the team for their next African Cup of Nations qualifying matches with Benin Republic and Lesotho next month  if Manager, Gernot Rohr, succumbed to pressure to give the goalie another chance. Akpeyi was the team’s first choice at the 2019 AFCON but he had a seemingly poor showing at the competition which made the coach to drop him and reinstate Francis Uzoho as number one. Uzoho appeared to had permanently cemented his place with impressive performance in those friendly…

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Rohr predicts good future for Eagles

Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr believes the Super Eagles have ‘good future’ after they played out a 1-1 draw against Brazil in Sunday’s international friendly in Singapore. The 66-year-old German tactician paraded a young team against the five-time world champions, following a spate of withdrawals by some of his experienced players, including captain Ahmed Musa. The team, however, gave a good account of themselves with Joe Aribo – making his second appearance for the Super Eagles – scoring the opening goal in the 35th minute before Casemiro’s second-half effort…

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Why I may quit Eagles, by Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has given three reasons that could make him quit his current position when his contract with Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) expires in 2020. Rohr who has been Super Eagles manager since 2016 is reported to be puzzled with the ways he has been treated by the NFF. The German made it clear that promises are not being kept by the NFF and he is not respected as he also cited organisational problems. And when asked by German website Mannheimer Morgen if he is willing to…

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Rohr’s Eagles’ future in doubt

…as coach loses mother   Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr has again raised concerns regarding his future with the Nigerian team as he announced the death of his mother on Thursday. Rohr is likely to remain in his role as Head Coach when Nigeria’s 2021 AFCON qualifiers get underway, but the German’s contract runs out in the course of it. In an interview with BBC World Football, the 66 year-old admits that he would like to continue on the job, but is weary as there are no talks of a…

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Ukraine friendly: Rohr extends fresh invitation to Idowu, Esiti

Super Eagels handler, Gernot Rohr has invited  Anderson Esiti as replacement for the injured Wilfred Ndidi for the international friendly with Ukraine in Dnipro on September 10. The Franco German tactician also sent a fresh invitation to Bryan Idowu for the Ukraine friendly. The Nigeria Football Federation NFF confirmed that PAOK FC of Greece midfielder Anderson Esiti has been invited to take the spot vacated by the injured Ndidi who picked up a knock while on duty at his English Premier League club Leicester City. Confirming the reports on their…

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