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Gernot Rohr named new Super Eagles Technical Adviser

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has signed a two -year contract with Mr. Gernot Rohr that will see the former Gabon, Niger and Burkina Faso coach work as Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles.

The contract signing ceremony took place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja where NFF President Amaju Pinnick and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi signed on behalf of Nigeria.

Pinnick said that the agreement is for two years, with the former German defender, who also coached top French club Girondins Bordeaux and elite Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel, handed a target of qualifying the Super Eagles 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,” said Pinnick.

Meanwhile Rohr has described Nigeria as a country that is blessed with big players that has the ability to do well internationally.

I have a German heart – the heart of a winner. I have confidence that with the right atmosphere and the right support, the Super Eagles have the capacity not only to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, but get to the latter stages of the competition.”

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