Rohr targets deal renewal with Super Eagles
The German strategist and the Nigerian football overseeing body are set for crunch talks over the restoration of his agreement
as the Super Eagles handler
Gernot Rohr wants to proceed as Nigeria mentor as he approaches the expiry of his present agreement
with the three-time African victors.
The German joined the West African country in August 2016 on an underlying two-year bargain
which was reached out until June 2020 after the nation verified a spot at the Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup.
Since he took over in charge,
the previous Bordeaux and Nice chief has guided the Super Eagles to the
World Cup and the African Cup of Nations,
where they completed third in Egypt a year ago.
With contract talks planned to occur in February,
Rohr wants to proceed with his experience with the Super Eagles as they
focus on a spot at the Afcon 2021 in Cameroon and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The 66-year-old likewise recognized how he has built up a young group
notwithstanding the retirement of key players like Victor Moses, John Obi Mikel, and Odion Ighalo.
“I have been there for over three years and it is long for Nigeria,
in light of the fact that once in a while can a mentor be kept up as long. What’s more,
it was conceivable in light of the fact that the outcomes were acceptable,
that the group has advanced and that we achieved the crucial revival,”
Rohr wants a renewal
Rohr disclosed to Girondins 33.
“It was arranged and we figured out how to do it with youthful players including the two that you know,
who play in the Girondins (Samuel Kalu and Josh Maja), and there are others in England, in Spain, and so forth…
We never again have a major star, since John Obi Mikel resigned,
Victor Moses additionally resigned for family and age reasons and even our
top scorer, Odion Ighalo, declared his retirement after Afcon 2019.
“We figured out how to discover a scorer in Victor Osimhen and different playmakers:
we have Samuel Chukwueze who plays at Villarreal,
the little Samuel Kalu from Bordeaux who plays very well with us – a
standout amongst other each time he plays with Nigeria.
So we have an incredibly, youthful, promising group, and I might want to proceed.
“We will see the pioneers soon.
It is gotten ready for the period of February and potentially before the matches in the long stretch of
March for the capability of the African Cup of Nations. Maybe we could consent to proceed with the experience with Nigeria.”
Nigeria will continue their passing effort for the 2021 Afcon with a twofold
header apparatus against West African neighbors Sierra Leone on March 23 and 31.