NFF Sets Deadline For Gernot Rohr Contract Renewal

The Nigeria Football Federation wants to conclude all matters pertaining to Gernot Rohr’s new contract in the next seven days.

The NFF set the time frame following an Executive Committee meeting last Thursday.

The federation and Rohr had been involved in long-running negotiations to extend the contract of the 66-year-old former Gabon manager.

A breakthrough was thought to have been reached last month when Rohr told ESPN that he has agreed to the terms of a new deal despite the diminished remuneration and other stringent conditions attached to the new contract.

But it appears that no move has been made on the part of the former Bordeaux manager to put pen to paper.

And with just weeks left of his current contract which expires in June, the Executive Committee has mandated general secretary Mohammed Sanusi to “liaise with the Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Mr. Gernot Rohr with a view to concluding all matters around Mr. Rohr’s new contract within the next one week,” an NFF statement read.

Rohr has been in charge of the Nigerian national football team since August 2016, leading the 2013 African champions to a third-place finish at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.