Coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has gotten a boost of endorsement from present players of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot who have all given their support to the coach as his contract extension row continues with the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) .
Rohr has not been handed a contract extension by the NFF although the football body claim that talks will take place in January over an extension, same months the coach is free to enter into discussion with other countries.
Some of the Super Eagles players who were home for the Christmas break said the coach should be left in the job, urging the NFF to pull all the stop to ensure that he is retained as coach of the team.
Some of them also kicked against Salisu Yusuf appointment as the interim coach.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity they all accepted that even though results could have been better under the coach the team has also made significant progress the last few years under the Franco-German tactician.
His willingness to call up only players who are regulars at their clubs means every player now have to be very careful when switching clubs as playing time is now the main criteria to be in the team unlike in the past.
NFF has placed Salisu Yusuf on standby to step in as interim coach if contract talks breaks down with Rohr. Yusuf who is only backed from a suspension handed over to him over the cash for spot bribery video is presently the only coach having a contract with the NFF.