President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has explained the Federation’s resolve to ensure there are no distractions of any kind or complexities around Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup preparation and participation, which informed their decision to offer a fresh contract to Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, AOIFootball.com reports.
The Franco-German, who signed by the NFF in August 2016, has met the first milestone of his contract, which is qualifying the Super Eagles for a sixth FIFA World Cup finals. Nigeria thoroughly overhauled a so–called Group of Death, spanking 2012 AFCON winners Zambia home and away and earning four points from home-and-away clashes with fellow 2014 World Cup finalists Cameroon and Algeria.
Second–placed Zambia finished six points behind the Super Eagles.
“We have decided to confront head-on any possible area of conflict or controversy, and fully resolve each and every possible friction ahead of the competition.
“After signing the agreement on payment to the team from the expected FIFA income, the next stage was to take care of the Technical Adviser. He has done very well and does not need to go into the World Cup uncertain of his future,” stated Pinnick.
03/09/2016: Nigeria 1 Tanzania 0 (AFCON Qualifier, Uyo)
09/10/2017: Zambia 1 Nigeria 2 (WC Qualifier, Ndola)
12/11/2016: Nigeria 3 Algeria 1 (WC Qualifier, Uyo)
23/03/2017: Nigeria 1 Senegal 1 (Friendly, London)
27/05/2017: Corsica 1 Nigeria 1 (Friendly, Ajaccio)
01/06/2017: Nigeria 3 Togo 0 (Friendly, Paris)
10/06/2017: Nigeria 0 South Africa 2 (AFCON Qualifier, Uyo)
01/09/2017: Nigeria 4 Cameroon 0 (WC Qualifier, Uyo)
04/09/2017: Cameroon 1 Nigeria 1 (WC Qualifier, Yaounde)
07/10/2017: Nigeria 1 Zambia 0 (WC Qualifier, Uyo)
10/11/2017: Algeria 1 Nigeria 1 (WC Qualifier, Constantine)
14/11/2017: Argentina 2 Nigeria 4 (Friendly, Krasnodar)