NFF to present Rohr with new contract in January


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said a new contract will be presented to Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr in January.

This was revealed during the 75th Annual General Assembly of the NFF in Benin, the Edo State capital on Thursday.

According to the NFF, the deal will spell out certain conditions which Rohr must adhere to, to avoid the issues that have dogged the national team and the coach’s relationship with the federation.

President of the Federation, Amaju Pinnick noted that if Rohr declines the new offer, the federation would get a new manager.

“We are going to present the contract proposal to Rohr next month and we have already mandated the first Vice-President to constitute the legal team to draft the new proposal, which will be made available to the coach next month,” Pinnick said.

“If we don’t want him to continue as Eagles manager, we would not even contemplate drafting a new proposal for him, but we are okay with him. We only want to institute some things that would protect the interest of Nigeria and its football in the new contract.

“That is why we are starting next month so that he can have enough time to study the offer and accept. If he does not accept our new offer as Timaya said, ‘’I cannot kill myself’ and we would shop for a new manager to take over,” he added.

Rohr joined the Super Eagles in August 2016. He led the team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and won bronze at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

His current deal will expire in June 2020.

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