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Gernot Rohr’s success has vindicated NFF on foreign coach – Pinnick

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The current form of the Super Eagles and the impressive performance of Gernot Rohr, so far has vindicated the executive Board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in their insistence on hiring a foreign coach for the team, according to the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick.

Pinnick said in an interview that the NFF board and every soccer-loving Nigerian should be satisfied with the choice of German-born tactician as the Super Eagles Technical Adviser.

He, however, maintained that the decision to hire Rohr was a collective one from all the members of the executive committee, stressing that they did not gamble in hiring him as his choice has begun to yield the desired dividends within a short period.

“The success of hiring Rohr is not about me but the board of the football federation. We decided to go for what we wanted at that point and the good thing is that we did not consider it as a gamble because we knew his antecedent.

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“However, it is not about him alone but all the members of the technical crew, from Salisu Yusuf, Alloy Agu to the least backroom staff. I must also admit that we have mother luck smiling at us. The technical ability can be 70 or 80 per cent but the prayers from Nigerians also contributed.

“I want to also emphasis that we are not resting on out oars. We are doing everything humanly and materially possible in making sure that we beat Cameroon home and away. It is only when we do that that we can scream that we have picked the World Cup ticket,” he said.


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