Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has said the fate of the Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr will be decided by his employer the Nigeria Football Federation NFF.
The Minister said this on Wednesday when he met with the 66 year old Franco-German in his office at the National Stadium.
“The NFF would decide the contract situation of Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr,” Mr. Dare said.
The minister gave the clarification at a brief meeting with the coach before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Rohr’s current contract expires in June 2020. Dare, however, stressed that the ministry would continue to give the coach all the necessary support as the NFF finalises his contract talks.
“The issue of contract (with Rohr) will be best handled by the NFF. I understand the need to work the fine lines. “I understand there is a contractual arrangement with the NFF, I will allow the NFF to work through its process, ” the minister said.
He charged the coach not to be distracted but to intensify efforts to take Nigerian football to the pinnacle.
“The process the country’s football better than it is now is on and you are part of the process,” the minister added. He tasked the coach to work with stakeholders to develop the Nigeria Professional League (NPL) in line with international best practice. “More importantly your knowledge and support for the domestic league will be very important because you can share your experience with our local coaches, ” he said.
Rohr pleased with Super Eagles, after comeback win against Benin and Lesotho said he was happy about where Nigerian football is at the moment adding that there is an ongoing process that will make the country a better football nation.