Minister of Sports Tasks Super Eagles Coach on New, Bigger Role in Nigeria Football

Minister of Sports Tasks Super Eagles Coach on New, Bigger Role in Nigeria Football

Head Coach Gernot Rohr is the man of the moment and rightly so, as his Super Eagles wards keep turning out in fine fashion against all comers; big or small.

His most recent being the Eagles’ impressive showing in Lesotho, where the 2019 AFCON Semi-finalists came from a goal down to beat the hosts 4-2.

 


The German guided the Eagles to finishing on a high in 2019 with two crucial wins to hold top spot in their 2021 AFCON qualifying Group.

 

He paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Sport, Sunday Dare on Wednesday.

 

During the meeting Rohr presented a signed Jersey on behalf of the team and appealed for solidarity.

 

“I hope we can work together and in solidarity and there’s also a gift of (Ahmed) Musa’s jersey from the team wishing you well.”

 

Meanwhile, the Minister made several remarks about the Team’s progress, but more importantly calling on the Rohr to get more involved in Nigeria football at the domestic level.

 

“For you to have been here for three years you must have been able to handle the challenges that come with the terrain, particularly in football and the expectations of your players and those of the fans.”

 

The Minister urged the 66 year-old, among other things to share his experience with local Coaches as part of the process to improve the quality of football in Nigeria.

 

“Are we happy about where our football is right now? Not exactly, but we know there’s a process that’s ongoing that will make this country a better football nation.

“That process is on, you are part of that process we hope that as you continue to coach our Super Eagles, we’ll continue to experience victories like that of Lesotho, we’ll continue to experience the exhibition of talents that we saw against Brazil in Singapore.

“More importantly, Your knowledge and support of the local league will also be important. Because you can also share your experience with our Coaches in the domestic league.”

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