The German tactician’s future as the coach of the three-time African champions is unclear, but he is carrying on with his work ahead of the biennial tournament next year
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed he has sent a provisional list of 40 players to CAF on the 15th of November ahead of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
Although Rohr role as Nigeria’s coach has become untenable, the former Burkina Faso manager has not allowed doubts over his future to disturb his work.
In a short conversation with Soccernet, the 68-year-old tactician revealed he had sent the list of a 40-man provisional list on the 15th of November as required by CAF, while he is also moving forward with his plan.
“We had to do a list of 40 players before the 15th of November. I had also my plans,” Rohr told Soccernet.
However, it is still unclear if Rohr will lead the team to the competition next year. The former Bordeaux star has been in charge since 2016, but he is on the brink of the sack following the Super Eagles recent disappointing performances.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is currently searching for funds to pay off the German as his contract does not expire until the end of next year.
Meanwhile, former Super Eagles coach Jo Bonfrèree has formally applied to take over from Rohr.