The Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has said the federation decided to give Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr a new contract to avoid distractions as the Super Eagles prepare for the World Cup.
The NFF boss announced at an event in Lagos on Monday that the federation had given Rohr a two-year contract extension.
Pinnick said, “We have decided to confront head-on any possible area of conflict or controversy, and fully resolve each and every possible friction point well ahead of the competition.
“After signing the agreement on payment to the team from expected FIFA income, the next stage was to take care of the technical adviser. He has done very well and does not need to go into the World Cup uncertain of his future.”
Meanwhile, a FIFA Executive Football Summit meeting is expected to hold in Lagos on February 20,2018, the NFF has confirmed.
The NFF said in a statement on Tuesday that a FIFA official was in Lagos during the week to inspect the facilities for the event.
“Nigeria has been selected as a member association to host one of the 12 FIFA Executive Football Summit meetings happening between November 2017 and March 2018, as part of FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s vision of bringing FIFA back to football and football back to FIFA,” Pinnick said.
He added, “This is a very important event on the FIFA calendar. That Nigeria is deemed good enough to be among the 12 countries to host the FIFA Executive Football Summit meetings is no mean feat. It is another marker of our global acceptability, visibility and reckoning.”