Gernot Rohr, Nigeria head Coach

Nigeria national football team coach Gernot Rohr has vowed to throw in the towel if the Super Eagles fail to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The German coach took over the role last year on a two-year deal with an option of contract extension if he secures World Cup qualification for the West Africans.

Failure to qualify Nigeria for the biggest showpiece in world football will leave his future in the hands of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

But regardless of what the Nigerian federation decides, Rohr will quit his job if he fails to deliver what he was tasked to.

“If we fail to win the ticket to be at the Word Cup, for me I’ll say goodbye,” Rohr said as quoted by

The Super Eagles opened their campaign with a 2-1 victory over Zambia in Group B before humbling Algeria 3-1 in their second qualifying game.

Currently on six points after two rounds of play, Nigeria lead one of the toughest groups in the qualifiers. Nigeria top the group with maximum points, four points above their closest rival Cameroon who they play next on 27th August.

“At the moment we are hopeful of getting a result against Cameroon. It is a challenge I’m willing to take. However, if I fail, I’ll leave,” he added.

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