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Sports Minister to Rohr: local coaches need your experience

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Rohr contract extension: support for domestic football cog, says Sunday Dare.

Nigeria’s Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has charged the Super Eagles gaffer to show more support to domestic football development.

Gernot Rohr, whose contract with Nigeria ends mid next year is on the verge of a new contract with the football federation.

But according to reports, parts of what’s being mooted by the NFF going forward with Rohr is his commitment towards the local league.

At a meeting between the Franco-German and the sports minister yesterday at Abuja – the latter, who decried the state of football in the country charged the former to channel more input towards the entirety of Nigerian football.

Sunday Dare, as quoted by Guardian Nigeria said: “Are we happy about where our football is at the moment? not exactly but we know there’s an ongoing process that we make this country a better football nation.

“That process is on and you are part of the process.

“More importantly, your knowledge and support for the domestic league will be very important because you can share your experience with our local coaches.”

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Over Rohr ‘s contract extension talks, the sports minister added that the decisions lied solely with the NFF.

He added, “The issue of contract {with Rohr} will be best handled by the NFF, I understand the need to work the fine lines.

“I understand there is a contractual arrangement with the NFF, I will allow the NFF to work through its process. ”

Early this year in an interview, Rohr stated his intention to continue being the Super Eagles coach – saying he’s loved everywhere in the country.

“We have difference between Francophone countries and Anglophone countries but I didn’t have any problem adapting (in Nigeria) because I was welcomed by everybody, not only in the team but the staff, and also from Nigerians,” the former Gabon coach said.

“When I go out, I feel this love, I feel it everywhere.

“The only people I don’t feel this love from, there is only one category especially after the AFCON, and you know who it is.

“But everywhere, if it is here or in other places, I feel this love, this is a reason for me, which makes it very hard to leave because there is human relationship which is important also.

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