NFF Explains True Position With Rohr, Real Reason Dennerby Resigned
NFF President Amaju Pinnick in a handshake with Gernot Rohr/thenff.com

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have said the contract of the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will be renewed if he scouts players from the domestic league.

Concise News understands that the President of the NFF Amaju Pinnick said this on Monday where he refuted claims that the football body is not in good terms with Rohr.

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The German gaffer has largely ignored players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) since he took over in 2016.

There was only one home-based player in the teams that executed the 2018 World Cup in Russia as well as the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt – Ikechukwu Ezenwa.

And the NFF boss has said Rohr whose contract elapses in June 2020, must be able to scout players from the NPFL for his contract to be renewed.

“Rohr’s contract is due for renewal in June and we don’t have any issue with him at the moment,” Pinnick told Channels TV.

”Contracts are classified documents. What we are going to do is strengthen the clauses in his contract.

“We are going to domesticate Gernot Rohr in Nigeria and domesticate him to our leagues, that’s just it.

”He needs to move around, watch some of the league games. We are not saying take a player from here and bring him to the Super Eagles immediately.”

Nigeria will take on the Benin Republic and Lesotho in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers in the next couple of days.