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Gernot Rohr denies talk he wants to quit, eyes 2021 AFCON qualifiers

Gernot Rohr denies talk he wants to quit, eyes 2021 AFCON qualifiers
Gernot Rohr denies talk he wants to quit, eyes 2021 AFCON qualifiers

The German Technical Adviser of the Nigerian Super Eagles, Coach Gernot Rohr has denied media reports that he intends to tender his resignation, as the Nigerian Football Federation has refused to pay him his three months salary.

Gernot Rohr refuted the rumour, on Saturday in Singapore told the media that he is preparing three-time African champions Nigeria for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against the Benin Republic and Lesotho, rubbishing claims by a journalist on social media that he wants to quit the job. He said:

The game against Brazil will show how much we are progressing after finishing third at the Africa Cup in Egypt. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to learn a few more things that will make us better and stronger for future challenges.

“This is an important test game for us, and we are here to learn from the best. We hope for a very good game against Brazil on Sunday. This will help us prepare ourselves for the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho next month,”

Gernot Rohr said at the pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s clash with the five-time world champions at the Singapore National Stadium in Kallang.

After the 2019 AFCON, two of our top players (Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo) retired and we have to see how to replace them. We saw a little bit in our friendly against Ukraine last month and hope we can improve on that performance tomorrow. “A good showing against Brazil will help our confidence a great deal,” he said.

The NFF has also come out to refutes the media report, saying they are not owing the Super Eagles coach three-months salary, but one month, which is for September and that they are still processing the money.

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