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Gernot Rohr: I Rejected ‘Good Offers’ To Continue As Nigeria Coach

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Gernot Rohr, has revealed he rejected lucrative offers from some countries after the 2018 World Cup in Russia to stay with the Super Eagles, The Punch quoting Completesportsnigeria.com.

The likes of Clemens Westerhof, Bora Mulitonovic and Lars Largerback all left unceremoniously following Nigeria’s exit at respective World Cups.

Rohr, who extended his contract with the before the World Cup in Russia guided the team through a successful qualifying campaign but came under scrutiny after the team failed to progress beyond the group stage with just a win and two losses.

There were calls for Rohr to be sacked, but the NFF have decided to back the German tactician.

“I got good offers from countries who were at the World Cup, but in the end I decided I want to continue working here in Nigeria,” Rohr stated during his interaction with the media in Lagos on Friday.

“I like the team we have here and the NFF has made the environment very conducive for me, so I don’t see any reason why I should leave now.

“I hope this team will be better in future and it is important to continue the good work we started.”

Rohr will be hoping the Super Eagles qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon after missing out in the last two editions.

The three-time African champions will face Seychelles in their AFCON qualifying game on September 7 in Victoria.

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