Gernot Rohr accepts NFF contract extension offer

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Nigeria's German coach Gernot Rohr
Nigeria's German coach Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has accepted the terms of the new contract offered to him by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) despite the stringent conditions.

Rohr told a Radio France reporter that he agreed to pen the deal despite the stringent conditions that were included in the new contract because he has unfinished business with the Eagles squad.

The German tactician believes the team is filled with young but experienced players who will do great things in the coming years.

Rohr is expected to sign the contract extension next week.

NFF president, Amaju Pinnick had listed some of the conditions the federation gave Rohr before his contract could be renewed, which states that he must live in Nigeria and also watch the Nigeria Professional Football League matches to scout for home-based talents.

The Franco-German would also be paid in Nigerian currency, the naira.

The 66-year-old first took the Eagles job in August 2016, before signing a two-year contract renewal in January 2018, after qualifying the national team for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He led the side to a group stage outing at the World Cup, before winning bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

He has 59.18 win ratio with the Eagles, winning 29, 11 draws and losing nine out of 49 matches.

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