Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has issued a two month ultimatum to NFF in which he will quit if his demands are not met.
The German recently met with Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Sunday Dare and it was reported that the Minister held talks over extending his contract for two or three years, with his current agreement with the Nigerian Federation set to expire in June 2020.
“There is tremendous potential in this team, with great players like Osimhen,” Rohr explained to sofoot.com
“There are interesting prospects, such as the AFCON 2021, the World Cup 2022. But first we must regularize things”.
Rohr added that from January 1, 2020, he will be” free to engage elsewhere,” if nothing is settled by then.
Nigeria remain unbeaten in international matches with great draws against Ukraine and Brazil. The Super Eagles are also top of their first two group matches of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Meanwhile, Rohr has insisted he preferred foreign based footballers to the home based players despite criticisms.
There has been more influx of players with dual citizenship in the Nigerian squad. Alex Iwobi, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo, Ola Aina, Tyronne Ebuehi, Semi Ajayi and Maduka Okoye have all pledged their international future to Nigeria since Rohr became coach.
As for the upcoming World Cup qualifier, Rohr spoke on Super Eagles youtube page about his plans.
“I think at first, we have to follow what they are doing, our players, Rohr said. We have to take some news on our injured goalkeeper, Uzoho who has been operated with success last week.” He said.
“And we have still to work on some departments in our team, and like we do always, we will scout our players, we will watch the games, we will go and meet some of them, and we will have also perhaps good news if one of the big players we are searching for who can play for two countries accepts to play for us.”
The 2022 World Cup qualifier for Africa will start in March with the draws set to be conducted later this year.