Rohr blows hot: Nobody can dictate to me players to invite

Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr has warned that he would not allow anyone to dictate to him on who to pick for national duty. The German, last week,  signed a new contract that will keep him on his job for another two years after a seemingly protracted disagreement with his employers Nigeria Football Federation. There were insinuations that the NFF, through its technical committee, would demand greater involvement in the selection of players for national team assignments. Rohr, however, revealed he selects players in consultation with his assistants which is…

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Rohr contract extension good news for Eagles – Ogu

Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu says he is delighted to see Gernot Rohr remain in charge of the team for another two years. The President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick announced that the Franco-German tactician officially extended his contract with the NFF  on Wednesday. The new deal could keep Rohr at the helms of the affair until after the 2022 World Cup campaign and should everything goes as planned, Rohr could become the longest-serving Super Eagles coach ever. While reacting to the news on his social media handle,…

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NFF sets AFCON gold target for Rohr

The president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has announced that the federation has set a modest target of winning the next Africa Cup of Nations for the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, as he announced that the Franco-German has agreed to stay back as the national team coach. Making the announcement on his twitter handle, Pinnick said apart from winning the AFCON, the coach must qualify the team for the next World Cup. “I am happy to announce that the Nigeria Football Federation and Coach Gernot Rohr have…

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Don’t blame Rohr for not inviting home-based players – Amun

…calls for roadmap for sporting return     Former Nigeria Football Association Technical Director, Fanny Amun, has said nobody should blame Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, for his inability to invite homebased players into the national team. There has been call in some quarters that the coach should monitor the league in Nigeria and give the players more chances of making the national team. Speaking on a radio programme monitored in Lagos, the former coach said the Nigeria Football Federation leadership might be telling the world that they are compelling…

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No decision yet on Rohr’s contract

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has said he is yet to agree on any contract with the Nigeria Football Federation, as his current deal ends in June. The German told BBC Sports Africa that a decision is yet to be taken despite having a new contract on the table for two weeks now. Rohr was offered a new contract by the NFF mid-April after a period of uncertainty on the future of the manager, with discussions focused on the location of the manager and the inclusion of local players in…

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I’ve two job offers, Rohr tells NFF

As the contractual agreement between Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, and the Nigeria Football Federation continues, the Franco-German has disclosed that he has other two job offers waiting for him. Although he signified his interest to continue with Nigeria, Rohr said he awaits the NFF’s response as answer to the contract proposal went back with amendments pending the final draft of his contract. “If the answer I give with some little changes in my contract is positive, I will continue,” he added. “If not, I have to see what they…

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Rohr’s contract saga, a distraction – Agali

…as NFF waits for Eagles coach’s response to renewal offer       Former Super Eagles forward Victor Agali has reacted to the contract situation of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr with the Nigeria Football Federation and labelled it as a distraction. The current contract of the Franco-German tactician will expire in June and the NFF President Amaju Pinnick insisted that he must agree to be paid in naira, live in Nigeria and travel to watch local league games before he can be offered an extension. While Rohr has reiterated…

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Moses can return to squad – Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has said the door is still open for the return of Chelsea midfielder, Victor Moses, to the national team if one day he decides to rescind his decision to retire. Rohr said he was surprised that the former England junior international could think of retirement at just 27 years when he still had a lot of years to give to the team. “He will definitely be taken back if he changed his mind about retirement as long as he is fit and plays regularly for…

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Eagles need just two wins to qualify for AFCON –Rohr

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, has declared that he and his players are just two matches away from picking a ticket to next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Although the team still have four matches to play in Group E of the qualifies for AFCON 2019 – two against Libya as well as one each versus Seychelles and South Africa – Rohr said that all his side need are two wins. The German gaffer reckoned that victories at today’s home against Libya and away in Sfax, Tunisia,…

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Rohr banks on youthfulness, talents to beat Libya

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, is banking on the abundant pool of talents as well as the youthfulness of his team to triumph over Libya when the two nations clash in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The 65-year-old German gaffer categorically stated that he needs positive results in the double header against the Mediterranean Knights . Rohr, who guided the Super Eagles to a crucial win 3-0 win against Seychelles in September, to put Nigeria’s qualification back on track having lost their opening match against South Africa, is…

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