Okonkwo Backs Gernot Rohr To Win Africa Cup Of Nations For Nigeria

Chibuzor Okonkwo believes Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr can win the Africa Cup of Nations trophy.
The 66-year-old was recently handed a two-and-half-year contract by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as his current deal is set to run out next month.

Confirming the contract extension on Wednesday, NFF president Amaju Pinnick stated the Franco-German tactician must win the next Afcon title in 2021.

Rohr has been in charge of the three-time African champions since 2016 and guided them to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and also led the side to finish third at the 2019 Afcon tournament in Egypt.

Okonkwo, who has nine caps for the Super Eagles, believes the Franco-German tactician deserved a renewal of his contract, given his performances.

The full-back also stated Rohr can meet the target set for him by the NFF, but wants him to introduce more experienced players into the national team.

“He has been doing well and I believed he has a good team which can win trophies for Nigeria. He deserved to continue to be in charge of the Super Eagles,” Okonkwo told Goal.

“Winning the Africa Cup of Nations title is not a tall dream because nothing is impossible and I believe Rohr can do it for Nigeria.

“He needs to bring in more experienced players to the team, although the present young players at his disposal are doing well, but he needs to blend the team to make it competitive.”

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