Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr is expected to return to Nigeria in a fortnight ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying draws in Egypt.
This was disclosed by the Super Eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye in a chat with Brila FM on Monday morning. With the draws for the 2022 World Cup just a few weeks away, the NFF have confirmed that the former Gabon coach would attend the draws slated for Cairo, Egypt on January 21.
NFF also revealed that they are making out plans to finalize contract renewal as soon as possible before the World Cup qualifiers kick-off. The German tactician’s contract expires in June, but there are plans to offer him a new deal- although it remains to be seen if he will accept it due to the clauses involved.
“Rohr is coming back. The World Cup qualifiers will start in March so we have to be united, focused; ensure that we have no distractions because we have to approach the World Cup qualifiers with all the seriousness that it deserves.
“We expect Rohr to come back to Nigeria say in two weeks, all things being equal. He will be meeting with the Nigeria Football Federation, and of course, you know that in the third week of January, the draws for the second round of qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
“There are plans for him to be at the draws in Egypt. That’s the next agenda, and as I said, March is not too far away.”
The Super Eagles are one of the seeded teams for the draws and have been placed in Pot One. The 2022 World Cup qualifiers for Africa’s section kicks off in March 2020.