Gernot Rohr, Nigeria's coach, says he won't ask NFF for contract renewal

Gernot Rohr, Nigeria's coach, says he won't ask NFF for contract renewal

- Gernot Rohr has stated that he has not spoken with NFF on contract

- Rohr's current contract with the NFF will expire in three months

- The 66-year-old has been Super Eagles gaffer since 2016

Gernot Rohr who is the handler of the Super Eagles has reportedly claimed that his employers who are the Nigeria Football Federation have not spoken with him on contract renewal

And the German football coach explained that he won't be asking the Nigerian FA led by Amaju Pinnick on a new deal unless they approach him.

After Gernot Rohr qualified the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Nigeria Football Federation gave him a two-year deal then.

Nigeria failed to make it out of the group stages with their last game against Argentina sending them out of the championship.

The deal now remains three months to expire and the 66-year-old has made it clear that he will not ask for any talks on the topic.

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Since Gernot Rohr has been the coach of the Super Eagles for the past four years, Nigeria have played 40 games under him with 23 victories, losing 9 and getting 8 draws.

Super Eagles of Nigeria have also scored 61 goals and conceded 34 since Gernot Rohr became the handler of the three-time African champions.

Rohr led Super Eagles to last year's Nations Cup where Nigeria won bronze medal in Egypt beating Tunisia in the third place game.

Earlier, had reported how the much expected and anticipated African Cup of Nations 2021 qualifying games between the Super Eagles and Sierra Leone have been called off due to the threat of deadly coronavirus.

Confederation of African Football (CAF) who are in charge of all football activities in the continent made this known in a letter sent to all members on Friday, March 13.

Although the coronavirus has not been heard much in Africa unlike nations like Italy and England, but CAF want the postponement to be a precautionary step.

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Super Eagles coach has already invited the players he wants to use for the two games against Sierra Leone as Nigeria eye move to qualify for the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

Nigeria are currently leading their group with six points after wins in their first two games and victories in the next coming two will give them AFCON 2021 ticket.

During the last Nations Cup, Nigeria finished as third best after losing the semifinal game against Algeria who eventually won the championship.

The encounter was going for a penalty before Manchester City star Rihad Mahrez scored the winner for Algeria beating Daniel Akpeyi in goal for Nigeria.

Nigerians attacked Daniel Akpeyi after the defeat claiming that the goalkeeper should have saved the goal he conceded against Algeria.

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