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I have no intention of quitting Eagles job, focus now on AFCON 2019 – Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has affirmed that he has no intention of quitting his job at the national team despite Nigeria’s early exit from the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.

In response to reports linking him to a move to the Algeria national team, the 64-year-old German stated that he cannot consider dumping the Super Eagles job with the positive prospect the team pose at present.

He added that focus has now been shifted to the forthcoming African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

“When you have a team playing this good, beating Iceland who are ranked 20 in the world, while we are 49, a team that had Argentina who are number six in the world close to a knockout, who would think of resigning from this team? You would need to question your own work. No, it’s out of the question for me right now.

“Our project is also focused on the 2018 AFCON as well as the next World Cup. These are targets; we have players aged 19, 21 and 22 who are all first XI and we can be positive and believe that they will improve in the future,” Rohr told AOIFootball.

The Super Eagles lost to Croatia in their opening fixture, secured maximum points against Iceland at the Mundial but faced elimination after a defeat to Argentina in the Group D showdown.

The three-time African champions will resume their qualifying campaign for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on September 7 when they take on Seychelles in Victoria.

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