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Expectation heightens, as 63-year old Super Eagle’s new coach, Rohr resumes work in Uyo

German coach, Gernot Rohr who was recently hired by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has taken full-charge of the Nigeria Super Eagles.

The 63-year old coach was sighted on Tuesday in Uyo, Akwaibom state as his team, the Super Eagles commenced training ahead of their Saturday’s 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier match against Tanzania.

The morale of the players in the camp is high; as it was the first time the players were meeting with him formally.

Rohr who succeeded Sunday Oliseh, was handed down a two-year contract deal to lead the Eagles to qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.

His appointment was sequel to the recommendation by the NFF’s Technical and Development Committee.

Rohr will be the first foreign coach after Nigeria had a stint with three successive indigenous coaches and were not satisfied.

The former German defender had formerly coached Gabon, Niger and Burkina Faso as well as top French club, Girondins Bordeaux and elite Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel.

He is expected to bring his rich African experience to bear in rebuilding the team and restoring her lost glory, starting from his first game.

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