Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr has expressed his happiness to continue as the coach of the national team for the next two and half years.
Recall that, there were much speculations over the renewal of the German tactician contract in the last two months, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, under the leadership of its chief, Amaju Pinnick broke the good news about Rohr’s contract on his twitter page last Wednesday.
The 66-year old German is on another two and half year spell, as stated by Pinnick. A major clause on his contract was that he must win the AFCON 2021.
In his reaction, as regard the new contract, the former Nantes gaffer said the Super Eagles are not the African best team, despite the clause in the contract says, he must win the AFCON in 2021.
Rohr further said it will be difficult to win the title next year, having settled for the bronze at the last AFCON outing in Egypt.
“When you go to a tournament it is to win it,” Rohr said.
“We finished third in the last one, and everybody wants to progress. But we know also that it is very difficult to win this tournament because we are not number one in Africa, ” he told BBC Sport Africa newsmen.
“But it is good to have these milestones and ambition.” he added.
Rohr disclosed that, his contract is always ‘a risk’ and it lapses when the tournament finishes.
“My contract all the time is a risk because it is finished when we are eliminated from a competition – whether the AFCON or World Cup.
“I took the risk already when I arrived, and it is still the same. But I am very optimistic, because now we have a team which is playing good football and I have confidence in my players, ” He accentuated.
However, be informed that at his first spell in the national team, Genort Rohr scooped 22 wins, 9 draws and 10 losses in 44 games.