Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Nigeria Football Federation have announced that Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, signed a new deal that will keep in charge of the team for the two and half years.

The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, revealed this in a statement via his social media handle on Wednesday.

Read the statement in full: I’m happy to announce that the @thenff and Coach Gernot Rohr have concluded all contractual discussions and he will stay on as Coach of the Super Eagles. We have always had confidence in his abilities and we are confident that the national team can only go higher from here.”

“We can now focus on qualifying for the World Cup and winning the Nations Cup. In truth, these are sacrosanct and Coach Rohr is aware of these conditions. Like the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development has rightly noted; we are uncompromising in these goals.”

“The board of the Federation & I are totally in agreement with the minister on the goals for the team and it is unwavering to take our football forward and I’m convinced our football will only get better from here on.”

Rohr arrived in 2016 and the new deal is expected to take him to the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Since his arrival, the Franco-German tactician helped the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and also finished third in 2019 African cup of Nations in Egypt.

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