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Nigeria Picks German Coach, Siasia Threatens Resignation

The Nigeria Football Federation has revealed that Gernot Rohr, has agreed to live in Nigeria, after he was eiled as the new coach of the Super Eagles on Saturday.

Rohr, 63, is set to be named Sunday Oliseh’s successor this week.

“The committee was impressed with Mr. Rohr’s profile and current activities for the German Football Federation (DFB), so we invited him to Nigeria for exhaustive deliberations,” Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, vice chairman of the technical committee, said.

“He was very positive, showed great interest in the job and is ready and willing to live in Nigeria. He is also willing to work with indigenous Nigerian coaches and with the committee, and believes the Super Eagles can qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is very important to the NFF.”

Rohr has previously coached Gabon and Burkina Faso on the continent.
He also coached several clubs including Nantes, Etoile du Sahel, Nice, Ajjaccio, Young Boys and Bordeaux.

Meanwhile, in the Super Eagles camp Olympic canp in Manaus, Brazil Dream TEam VI coach is ready to quit his job halfway into the Rio 2016 Olympics following intrusion from top officials from the Sports Ministry.

Siasia who led Nigeria to winning silver medal at the 2008 Olympics , is not comfortable with top officials of the ministry who are trying to frustrate his efforts and are bent on dividing the team.

Newsday learnt that some politicians through the ministry attempted to force players on the coach and this did not work because the quality of the players was too low for the team.
Or source added that if the U-23 Eagles records a win against Sweden, Siasia could open up and then throw in the towel.

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