Gernot Rohr has confirmed Owngoalnigeria.com report on his two year contract extension as coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria following qualification for the World Cup 2018 in Russia.
As reported by Owngoalnigeria.com, Rohr’s contract carries a clause that triggers a two year extension if he qualifies Nigeria for the World Cup, a feat they achieved following their 1-0 win over Zambia in Uyo.
Rohr said he has been told by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) Amaju Pinnick that his contract has been extended, and as reported by this portal it will be officially signed before the Eagles campaign at next year World Cup.
“The (NFF) president has already told me that my contract will be extended for another two years,’ the coach told French newspaper L’Equipe.
He however played down the tag given to him as saviour of Nigerian football, insisting that the quality of the players at his disposal helped him to achieve with ease qualification for the World Cup in Russia.
“I do not know if I’m considered the saviour, but as a coach who had the chance to qualify for the World Cup and did what it took to get there. I arrived at a time when everyone was wondering how to get out of the shadows, after two consecutive non-qualification for the AFCON. They were really at the bottom of the hole. We could only go back up.”