NFF to hold contract talks with Gernot Rohr in January

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed that they will start negotiation with Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr on a new contract before his current deal expires next year.

Nff president, Amaju Pinnick made this known at the weekend adding that the federation was satisfied by the coach’s ability to assemble a formidable team.

“The NFF would start discussing with Rohr on the renewal of his contract by January.. if he agrees with the clauses, terms, and conditions in his contract, the federation will give him a new contract before his current deal expires next year”.

Pinnick also emphasized why the federation will make it necessary for Rohr to select home-based players for the national team.

“We will talk about his refusal to pick home-based players because the domestic players need to play for this national team to gain recognition. That way, he can be seen by good foreign clubs.”

“This does not mean that we will impose any player on the coach. If the coach finds any player worthy to play for the Super Eagles in the NPFL, he should use the player.

“The federation has never imposed any player on Rohr since he took charge of the Super Eagles. I want to also bring to the clarification that Rohr’s salary has been paid to date, the only money that will be paid soon to the team is the AFCON Bronze medal bonus,” he said.

The Franco-German tactician has overseen 49 matches for the Super Eagles, winning 29, drawing 11 and losing 9.