Friday, 5 August 2016

NFF to unveil Rohr as Eagles coach

The long wait is almost over in the search for a foreign coach for
the Super Eagles as the Nigeria Football Federation will tomorrow
unveil a former Gabon and Burkina Faso coach, German Gernot
Rohr as the technical adviser of the national team.

After former Lyon and Cameroon coach, Paul Le Guen rejected
the Nigerian appointment last month, the NFF has been resolute
in its drive to get a coach for a Nigeria before the qualifying
matches of the 2018 World Cup in Russia commence.
The new coach, according to sources will be unveiled tomorrow
in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

It was learnt that Rohr, who had previous coaching stints with
Niger, and Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel will fly into Abuja today
from France for the grand unveiling by top officials of the NFF.

Unlike Le Guen, who wanted to work from his overseas base,
Rohr has promised to live and work in Nigeria and after his
unveiling, he is to proceed to Lagos to watch the Nigeria
Professional Football League match between Ikorodu United and
Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan at the Agege Stadium in

He promised to develop local talents and NFF officials are excited
about this. President Amaju Pinnick promised that his pay will be
be regular as the companies footing the coach’s bill will be
paying him directly.

Rohr had coached French sides comprising Nantes,Nice, Ajjaccio,
Bordeaux and Swiss side, Young Boys.

He was Gabon’s coach when they co-hosted the 2012 Africa Cup
of Nations with Equatorial Guinea, guiding them to the quarter-
final. He was born in Mannheim, in the former West Germany.

He is 63 years old and played as a defender for German giants,
Bayern Munich and French side Bordeaux, where he retired in

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