2018 World Cup: We Need Nigerians Support and Not Salaries Distraction – Rohr

By Augustine Akhilomen

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has called on Nigerians to show total confidence and support for the team in their quest to qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The German tactician, who was not pleased with media reports over his unpaid salaries by his employees (Nigeria Football Federation), disclosed that the technical crew are more concern on picking the sole ticket for the World Cup than just dwelling on their unpaid wages.

The three-time Africa champions top group B with six points and will face an uphill task against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on August 28 in Uyo.

“We are in very good spirit in our team,” Rohr told the nff.com. “We are a happy family with solidarity and harmony amongst ourselves – the players and staff. The Management, backroom staff and the players have a common focus – to qualify Nigeria for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. And I would like every Nigerian to share in this focus and stop giving negative reports.”

“I have a direct contract with the Nigeria Football Federation. I do not discuss my terms and conditions in the media. I have confidence that the NFF signed a contract and that they will honour all terms of the contract. I am still working, so that must mean something,” he concluded.