Super Eagles Coach: NFF To Unveil New Coach


The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed it will unveil a new super eagles coach tomorrow.

The NFF has been in search for a foreign coach for the Super Eagles since the passing of coach Steve Keshi.

Former Gabon and Burkina Faso coach, Gernot Rohr will tomorrow be unveiled as the technical adviser of the Super Eagles by the NFF.

This is coming weeks after former Lyon and Cameroon coach, Paul Le Guen rejected the job.

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The NFF had gone back and forth with the French man’s appointment, before finally calling it off last month.

The Amaju Pinnick-led NFF has been resolute in its drive to get a coach for the Super Eagles before the 2018 World Cup qualifiers commence.

According to sources, the new coach will be unveiled tomorrow in Abuja.

The 63-year-old German has had previous coaching stints with Niger Republic, as well as Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel.

Gernot Rohr is expected in Abuja today from France for the grand unveiling by top officials of the NFF.

New Super Eagles Coach To Be Unveiled

Unlike Le Guen, who wanted to work from his overseas base, Rohr has promised to live and work in Nigeria.

After his unveiling, he will be proceeding to Lagos to watch the Nigeria Professional Football League match between Ikorodu United and Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.

Rohr has promised to develop local talents as Super Eagles coach and technical adviser.

Pleased with the development, NFF President Amaju Pinnick promised that his pay will be regular as the companies footing the coach’s bill will be paying him directly.

Rohr has coached notable French club-sides including Bordeaux, FC Nantes, Nice, Ajaccio, and Swiss side Young Boys.

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He coached Gabon national team when they co-hosted the Africa Cup of Nations with Equatorial Guinea in 2012.

Coach Gernot Rohr led them to the quarter-final stage.

He was born in Mannheim, West Germany. He became manager of Niger national football team in September 2012 and resigned in October 2014.

On 22 December 2015, he was sacked by Burkina Faso national football team as manager.

Despite his pedigree, the new Super Eagles Coach is relatively unknown to most Nigerians.

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