Amaju Pinnick confirms new offer tabled for Gernot Rohr

Amaju Pinnick confirms new offer tabled for Gernot Rohr
Amaju Pinnick

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Dec 06, 2017. 12:00

Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick says national team coach Gernot Rohr has accepted the new offer from the NFF.

Pinnick says they are busy sorting out the papers to tie down the Super Eagles coach beyond the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The NFF boss also labelled the German coach as a father figure to the players and the national side, saying he leads the players very well.

"We offered him a new contract which he has accepted," Pinnick told BBC Sport.

"They are going about the documentation now. His contract expires after the World Cup but we have offered him another two years with a slight pay increase.

"He has radiated being that father figure for the team and has made the players understand that if I lead well, you guys will follow well.

"He has been able to instil in the boys a sense of patriotism, a sense of discipline, and he's been able to show them that if you are not disciplined then you cannot make an impact.

"Gernot has been exceptional as a coach.”

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