By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has officially signed a new two-year contract extension with the Nigerian Football Federation, Completesportsnigeria.com (CSN) reports.
Rohr was appointed Super Eagles head coach in August 2016 and has steered the team to the Russia 2018 World Cup, winning four games and drawing one in a qualifying group that also had Zambia, African champions Cameroon and Algeria. His previous deal will run out in July 2018.
The German put pen to paper during the a partnership ceremony between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and beverage giant Coca-Cola at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday.
The beverage giants signed a five-year deal worth $4 million to become the official soft drink partners of all Nigeria’s national team.
The Super Eagles amassed a total of 13 points from six games during their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign to finish as group winners.
Rohr will be hopeful that the five pre-World Cup friendlies lined up for his side (against Poland on March 23, Serbia March 27, DR Congo on the May 25, England on June 2 and Czech Republic on June 6 (Austria) ahead of the World Cup in Russia will help his side qualify for the round of 16 from Group D which houses Croatia, Iceland and Argentina.
Since Rohr took charge of the Super Eagles, he has recorded seven wins, drawn four and lost one game.