NFF president and CAF first Vice-president, Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that he is intent on handing a new contract to Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr but only if certain clauses are included in the contract.
Franco-German tactician, Rohr has been a revelation since August 2016 when he started coaching the Super Eagles, qualifying Nigeria for the 2018 World Cup and winning Bronze at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
His contract is due for renewal in June 2020, and Rohr has revealed he isn’t short of job offers from other national sides in Africa, but Pinnick, recently cleared of corruption charges by an Abuja High Court has revealed he will like Rohr to be more involved in the Nigerian league.
‘We don’t have any issue with him right now,” Pinnick said in an interview with channels Television.
”The truth is contracts are classified documents but one thing I know that we are going to pass on to him is to strengthen the clauses that domesticate Gernot himself in Nigeria and domestic him to our leagues, that’s just it. ”
”He needs to go round, watch some of the leagues, we are not saying take a player from here and bring him to the Super Eagles immediately”.
Pinnick also spoke on Nigeria’s chances of hosting the FIFA Under 20 Women’s World cup in 2020, admitting Nigeria’s chances are slim.
“We have some challenges with meeting up with some of FIFA’s demands.
“They(FIFA) have been magnanimous with us but we need more training sites and realistically it will be very tough for us to meet this.”