Newly appointed Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr signed on by the NFF with the mandate to qualify Nigeria for the 2018 World Cup with a monthly salary of $40,000 has said he cannot guarantee Nigeria’s qualification for the Mundial scheduled for Russia.
This, he claims, is because the Super Eagles are in a tough group and it requires hard work for the team to top the group regarded as the toughest in the African qualifiers.
“There is no guarantee that the Super Eagles will be in Russia because there is so much quality in our group but the motivation is very high,” added Rohr.
The coach who was speaking in Uyo ahead of Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations tie disclosed that he will hold talks with Vincent Enyeama with a view to making him change his mind on his forced retirement.
Enyeama quit in 2015 after a bust up with coach Sunday Oliseh in Belgium but Rohr said the goalkeeper regarded as Nigeria’s best in recent times still has much to offer to the national team.
“I plan to meet with Enyeama after the game against Tanzania, I will most likely meet him in France and see how best I can persuade him to come out of international retirement as he is still very much vital to our plans of reaching Russia 2018,” said Rohr in Uyo.
Stressing that he is not bothered with the likelihood of working and not being paid by Nigeria Football Federation, Rohr said, “I was owed between 6-8 months in Niger. I’m used to being owed in Africa. I have a contract and I am focusing on honouring it.=================================== ***CONNECT WITH US***
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