Amid the controversy of the renewal of the contract of the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, the Nigeria Football Federation NFF President, Amaju Pinnick has lauded the German saying that ‘he has done a lot for Nigeria’s football even as he quashed reports that the football body is trying to force Rohr out of his position.
Pinnick made this known while speaking as a guest on Channels Television on Monday morning
Speaking on issues concerning the contract situation of Rohr, Pinnick said the board was satisfied and always been behind him even when calls were made for his sack.
“He has a contract and the contract says he has the right to first refusal. Now we are sending the contract to him and the contract definitely we have maybe one or two provisions but not radically different from what he has and that is the truth.
“So the truth is when people talk about Gernot Rohr, I know a lot of people that were antagonistic when we brought him in the first time. They said he coached Niger he coached so and so that he is not fit to coach Nigeria.
“After the World Cup he was accused of not introducing a change if not we would have beaten Argentina, that he is not wanted and that when we lost to South Africa it was the same thing.
“But the NFF has always been steadfast because we don’t take individual decision, we take collective decision and sometimes we engage the Ministry and get their opinion,” the NFF boss said.