Breaking! NFF Confirms Gernot Rohr As Super Eagles New Coach


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced on Tuesday that Gernot Rohr has signed a two-year deal as Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles.

The NFF announcement comes two days after its technical and development committee submitted the German tactician as its preferred candidate for the vacant Super Eagles job.

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The NFF’s Technical and Development Committee had on Saturday met with Rohr and recommended his candidature to the Executive Board.

The Committee vice-chairman, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh said the team was convinced of the former German defender’s suitability for the job after a long session with him in Abuja.

“Mr. Rohr has the character and confidence to take the Super Eagles to new heights of excellence. He has rich knowledge of both sub-Saharan and North African terrains and truly impressed the committee,” Fresh had said.

The 63-year-old German will succeed Sunday Oliseh, who resigned on February 26, citing numerous acts of contract violation.

Rohr’s appointment will hopefully put to total end the embarrassment caused by NFF’s naming of Paul Le Guen as technical adviser, only for the Frenchman to turn down the offer.

Gernot Rohr played for Bordeaux in France as a defender and later, as coach, took the team to the 1996 UEFA Cup final where they lost to Bayern Munich.

He has also handled Nantes, Etoile du Sahel before managing the national teams of Gabon, Niger and Burkina Faso and was shortlisted for the job of head coach of Guinea in July.

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Rohr, who has agreed to reside in Nigeria, is expected to begin his official assignment with the Super Eagles against Zambia on October 3 in the 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Nigeria have been drawn in the same group as Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.