Rohr: My aim is to win 2019 AFCON with Nigeria

Rohr: My aim is to win 2019 AFCON with Nigeria
Nigeria's head coach, German Gernot Rohr reacts, during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying soccer match between Algeria and Nigeria at Chahid-Hamlaoui stadium in Constantine, Algeria, 10 November 2017.

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Dec 12, 2017. 14:00

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr says he wants to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in Cameroon after extending his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for two more years.

The Super Eagles have won the tournament three times, but they missed out on the 2015 and 2017 editions.

They are trailing leaders Libya and South Africa by three points in Group E of the 2019 AFCON qualifier.

''The verbal agreement was reinforced by an official handshake,'' said Rohr to

''We met in Moscow with representatives of the executive committee of the Federation. We agreed on a two-year extension.

''I thank my leaders for this trust. Beyond the World Cup, the goal is AFCON 2019. We want to come back and win.''

The last time Nigeria won the continental tournament was in 2013. They defeated Burkina Faso in the final which was played in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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