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Sports Minister Dare: Rohr’s Contract Extension Lies With NFF

Sports Minister Dare: Rohr’s Contract Extension Lies With NFF


The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare says the issue of contract extension for Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr lies with the Nigeria Football Federation.

Rohr’s current contract expires in June 2020 which will fall to the middle of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers.

Dare, however, stressed that the ministry would continue to give the coach all the necessary support as the NFF finalises its meeting on the contract talks.

“The issue of contract (with Rohr) will be best handled by the NFF, I understand the need to work the fine lines,”Dare told reporters in Abuja.

“I understand there is a contractual arrangement with the NFF, I will allow the NFF to work through its process.”

Rohr has been in charge of the Suoer Super Eagles since August 2016.

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  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    NFF….if you wont give us Rohr anymore, give us Pochettino (but I know we cant afford him), otherwise, pls and pls give us Nicolas Dupuis (the coach of Madagascar), that guy is really punching above his weight with where he has taken Madagascar, from where they used to be.

    Forget all the hype about Amunike taking Tanzania to their 1st AFCON in 39 years. Dupuis’s Madagascar was the first team to qualify for 2019 AFCON, made their debut, and went as far as the Qfinals. He has a 50% win ratio and has only lost 5 out of 20 matches since being in charge of Madagascar. His team are currently topping their 2021 AFCON group with 6 maximum points and even hammered Niger 2-6 away on Sunday.

    Call me his agent if you like, but this guy is the only rookie i can trust with what Rohr has built in the last 3 years, if we end up not renewing his (Rohr’s) contract and getting another coach with even better AFCON and World cup track records to replace him.

  • Pompei 2 years ago

    I have admired Nicolas Dupuis from a distance for a while now. What he’s achieved with Madagascar is nothing to sneeze at. The fitness levels of the Berea players is a big reason why they are so difficult to beat. I commented during the last Afcon that whatever Dupuis was putting in the water they were drinking, I wish he could share that secret with us. With the talent we have, if we could play with the energy and focus Dupuis has instilled in the Madagascar players, Nigeria would be back in the world top five teams in no time.
    Talking about Pochettino, coaches like him will not come cheap. Yet, it is coaches with this type of pedigree that have what it takes to ensure that Rohr’s good work is not lost. The NFF should proactively and creatively source the funds needed to get anyone and anything we need for our national teams, especially the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons. There are billionaires (in US dollars) in Nigeria who can on their own comfortably pay any foreign coach. Why not approach them, and sell them a solid business plan that will entice them to invest in our football? If they don’t want to do it individually, they can come together and share the risk. Nobody wants to give away money for nothing, but if they see it as a good investment, they will likely oblige.

  • they re toying with roha contract, nff will be surprise very soon.

  • Saint P. 2 years ago

    A coach taking up MADAGASCAR, RWANDA, LESOTHO or TANZANIA, CHAD job where you are not expected to win anything Immediately will work with ease with little or no pressure at all, therefore, he will have all the time in the world to Implement his style and game idea but that will never work in country like Nigeria where we believe we should be playing in the World Cup QF and where winning AFCON 3rd place is classed as a failure. NICOLA DUPUIS will need nothing less than 2-3 years to settle into that environment and mentality remember this is a NATIONAL and not CLUB football where there are 2 matches every 2 days, that means we will have to start from the scratch again, he might be a good and intelligent coach at the long run but can Nigeria afford him the luxury of 2-3 years to work freely without killing him ? I don’t think so, so If people believe ROHR has done well till now then they should renew his contract and no need for any negative drama.

    • Greenturf 2 years ago

      @ Saint P.Very well written.Indeed Rohr deserves contract extension.He has worked a few years in Nigeria and within this period has successfully brought his philosophy to our football.
      A Pochettino,as attractive as the name may sound could be a failure with super eagles.Rohr could just be what Nigeria needs until we lose him we may never know this.
      Meanwhile,some coaches are good with small teams but can’t have same success with bigger teams so it’s good to maintain proven success than chase unproven ones.

      • JimmyBall 2 years ago

        …Rohr is not a coach. He is just riding on the talent of our boys and how we are often spoilt for choice of abundance of gifted players… I will pray his contract is not renewed… a timid old coach who has seen better days… his type won’t find job anywhere in Europe… he is completely whack on football tactics and has never pulled off any spectacular result when it really matters… negative and ancient defensive football mindset!