Newly appointed Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr says he won’t be bothered if he is owed his monthly salary by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The German made this known during a press briefing which took place in Uyo, ahead of the AFCON 2017 qualifiers dead rubber tie against Tanzania, this Saturday.
” I was owed between 6-8 months in Niger. I’m used to been owed in Africa. I have a contract and I am focusing on honouring it” He said in response to a question on the attitude of the NFF when it comes to owing coaches backlog of salaries.
On Nigeria’s chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the 63 year old German said he is not making any promise that Nigeria will qualify but believes with the quality in the team, the motivation to qualify is there.
” There is no guarantee that the Super Eagles will be in Russia because there is so much quality in our group but the motivation is very high” He said.
He went ahead to confirm that he will retain John Obi Mikel as captain of the team due to the leadership qualities he has seen in the Chelsea midfielder.
” Mikel John Obi is the man for the captaincy because of the leadership qualities he’s shown. He will remain as captain of the team”.