The two-year contract of the Franco-German coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr will be extended by default following Nigeria’s Qualification for the World Cup 2018 in Russia.
Rohr signed a two year deal with the option of another two years if the Super Eagles qualify for the World Cup in Russia, a feat they achieved over the weekend after their 1-0 win over Zambia.
He would have been axed if the Super Eagles had failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia judging by the terms of the deal he signed with the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) last year.
Since taking over as coach of the Super Eagles, the team has been beaten just once, which was the 0-2 loss to South Africa in Uyo, in the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers, a bar that game he has a coaching record of five wins and one draw from six games.
An official announcement by the NFF is expected to be made anytime soon with the current deal of Rohr set to expire shortly after Nigeria’s participation at the World Cup next year.
Meanwhile, the NFF Secretary General, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi has dispelled claims that five fans lost their lives at the Akwa Ibom Stadium during the match.
“There is absolutely no truth to the report that fans died, there were some pushing and shoving at the gates, but that was natural considering the numbers that wanted to watch the match live,” Sanisu said.
He added that those who sustained injuries were taken in for treatment and the federation is in contact with the authorities.