Nigeria Football Federation ,NFF, President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick has explained that the resolve of the Federation’s leadership to avoid distractions around Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup preparation and participation informed the offer of a fresh two–year contract to Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr.

Franco-German Rohr, who was signed by the NFF in August 2016, has met the first milestone of his contract, which is qualifying the Super Eagles for a sixth FIFA World Cup finals.

a former Germany defender, Mr Rohr, has a sterling record with the Super Eagles, winning seven of 12 matches and drawing four in his 15 months in charge so far. His only loss was the 0-2 reverse to South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in a 2019 AFCON qualifier in Uyo in June 2017.

Meanwhile, the NFF has confirmed that world football–ruling body, FIFA will hold its Executive Football Summit (EFS) meeting in Lagos, Nigeria in February next year.