THE Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has signed a two-year contract with German coach Gernot Rohr. Rohr is to serve as the Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser.
A statement by issued by Ademola Olajire, assistant director of Communications, NFF, on Tuesday in Abuja, said: the simple ceremony’ saw the NFF President Amaju Pinnick and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi signing on behalf of NFF, in-between Rohr’s own signature.
The NFF’s Technical and Development Committee had on Saturday recommended the German who had formerly coached Gabon, Niger and Burkina Faso.
Pinnick said the former German defender had been handed a target of leading the Eagles to qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia. “We are happy that this has been sealed and we can now focus on other arrangements for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers starting in October,” he said.
Rohr had also coached top French club Girondins Bordeaux and elite Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel. The 63-year-old Rohr would step out with the Eagles for the first time when Nigeria host Tanzania in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Port Harcourt.
The match will serves as a test game for the Eagles ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The team will face Zambia away on October 3, before taking on Cameroon and Algeria in the qualifying race.
According to the NFF, Rohr has been scheduled to embark on VIP scouting immediately which includes flying to Spain to watch the NPFL All-Stars side play against Atletico Madrid and Malaga in Cadiz on Friday, in the Trofoe Carranza tournament.
— Aug 9, 2016 @ 18:55 GMT