Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, has decided to continue in his position with the national team, without reviewing the terms of his new contract by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, as he is yet to receive the documents.
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, had on Monday, said that the contract extension papers with new conditions, will be sent to Rohr in a week’s time, for him to study.
Pinnick stated that the contract entailed that the Coach would be paid in Naira, would have to be domiciled in the country, and monitor the games of the Nigeria Professional Football League, among other conditions.
Surprisingly, despite the new conditions, Rohr has insisted that his aim is to continue with the Nigerian national Football team, and help them qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, as well as the 2023 World Cup.
His words: “I want to finish my work in Nigeria; I want to go to the next AFCON and World Cup, which means we must continue working together.
“I want to show my Players and employers, that I have the motivation to continue. I cannot speak about what we said in the meeting in February, because it is confidential.”
Rohr added he is not worried about money, as he is not seeking an increment in his salary, but only wants the freedom to carry out his duties.
“I do not want more money, I do not want more bonuses, I do not want anything special. I only want to work as free as I could. I have to speak with my Assistants, because I have to pay them all from my salary. I also have to speak to them.”
Rohr noted that staying in Nigeria is not a problem as well, saying that, he had lived more in the country in the last three years.
“All I can say is that I am always in Nigeria, most of my time. It is been three years since I have been in Nigeria.
“I spend time in Nigeria, but all my players are in Europe, and it is only one (Ikechukwu Ezenwa) that is in Nigeria. I hear lots of things about it on social media, TV, and newspapers, about what has been said. But I cannot comment on it. I have to see my Players in their Clubs, and meet their Coaches, watch their matches, and communicate with them.
“I spend more time in Nigeria than in Europe. I am waiting for them; I am waiting for the proposals.”