Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has expressed his desire to stay on with the national team and lead them out to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The German tactician said this after the Super Eagles ouster from the ongoing 2018 Fifa World Cup after a 1-2 defeat to Argentina.
“It’s my desire to stay on with this fantastic team. They are a young team both in the defence and the attack. It’s a team with a good cocktail of passion, discipline and enthusiasm”, he said.
Rohr, 64, noted that staying to nurture the team would see them take the World by storm starting with the African Cup of Nations next year.
He joked that he would also like his captain, Mikel Obi, to stay on so that the bond they built would continue.
Mikel meanwhile, praised the team and said that in his whole years in the national team, he has not seen a team as good and disciplined like this, Vanguard reports.
“This could be my last World Cup but I think that this team remain a good team for the future,” he said.
The former Chelsea midfielder also heaped praise on the Nigeria Football Federation describing it as the best ever since he started playing for Nigeria.
“There was no distraction of bonuses and allowances. They organised quality friendly matches for us and ensured that we travelled with the best aircraft. The safety of players and comfort were their priority. I doff my hat for them.”