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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, to sign new contract with NFF

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Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr will sign a new contract with the NFF next week after agreeing on terms to extend his four-year stay with one of Africa’s football powerhouses.

During the new two-year contract, Rohr will be expected to lead Nigeria to qualify for a seventh World Cup finals and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Rohr, 66, has been in charge of the three-time African champions since 2016.

The former Niger and Gabon coach led Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations staged in Egypt, where the team placed third.

Top officials have insisted on inserting new provisions in the contract such as paying Rohr in local currency as against his current 45,000 euro ($49,000) monthly salary.