Super Eagles Coach, Rohr rewarded with a 2-year contract extension

Gernot Rohr
 Following Super Eagles fine run in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, Coach Gernot Rohr has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension.

Rohr was appointed Super Eagles boss in August 2016 with the mandate to take Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The Super Eagles finished unbeaten from a tough Group B that had Zambia, Cameroon and Zambia, winning four games and drawing two.

At an event on Monday, November 27, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick announced that the Rohr has been given a two-year contract extension and paid up until December 2017.

The Franco-German coach was initially given a two-year contract when he was first appointed which would expire immediately after the World Cup.

Amaju PinnickplayNFF boss Amaju Pinnick has confirmed Rohr’s contract extension (Twitter/NFF)


This new contract will stretch his stay as Super Eagles boss to 2020.

Rohr’s Super Eagles record

Rohr started his Super Eagles boss with a 1-0 win over Tanzania in the qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Next was the wins against Zambia and Cameroon in the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Gernot RohrplayGernot Rohr will be boss of Super Eagles until 2020 (Twitter/Oluwatoyin Ibitoye)


He played three friendly games; a draw against Senegal, Corsica and a win against Togo.

In August September, the Super Eagles beat Cameroon in a 2018 World Cup qualifier before a draw in the second leg.

They beat Zambia in October to seal qualification to the World Cup before a draw away at Algeria to round-up the qualifying series.

Earlier in November, the Super Eagles beat Argentina 4-2 in a friendly game.

By Writer

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