35 years after, Super Eagles handler bags German citizenship

Rohr celebrates with family members

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has finally received a German passport thirty-five years after giving up his citizenship.

The former Bayern Munich defender was born in Mannheim, southwestern Germany 65 years ago and qualifies to be a citizen as he was born in the country and through his parents.

According to German newspaper Mannheimer Morgen, the Super Eagles coach had to give up his German citizenship thirty five years ago when he became a French citizen because the law did not provide for dual citizenship.

Rohr first moved to France in 1977 to play for Bordeaux and was in his sixth year with the club as a player when he was granted citizenship.

Rohr’s youngest children – Elisa (8) and Johann (6) – have also now being issued German and French passports.

The coach spent the Christmas holiday in Mannheim-Neckarau with his 96-year-old mom Elisabeth, who won the German handball title with VfR Mannheim in 1939.

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