Ex-international Victor Ikpeba, has advised the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to offer coach Gernot Rohr a long term contract as the country looks to reclaim its top spot among Africa’s football giants.
Rohr first took charge of Nigeria in 2016 for two years before the contract was extended till 2020
And during this period, he has led Eagles to a Round-16 appearance at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup and a third-place finish at the last AFCON in Egypt.
His current deal with the NFF is due to expire in June but Ikpeba believes the Franco-German tactician deserves a new deal based on what he has achieved with the team so far.
“We’re still not the best team in Africa, but we have made some progress under Rohr, who has pushed his youthful team to play at the World Cup and finish third at the AFCON,” Ikpeba argued during a Sports Programme monitored on Wednesday morning.
“We now need to give him a long-term deal so that he can continue the good work he has started,”
This year, Nigeria will continue the quest to qualify for the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon as well as kick-start campaign for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Source: Brila Sport