NFF celebrates Rohr, Balogun as they mark their birthdays


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has congratulated Coach Gernot Rohr who marked his 65th birthday in Essentuki, Russia on Thursday.

Rohr was born on June 28, 1953 in Mannheim, Germany.

The former OGC Nice manager was appointed head coach of the Super Eagles in 2016 and he steered the team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Rohr’s contract was extended by the NFF till 2020.

“Happy birthday to Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr.

“The staff at the Essentuki Team Base Camp offered him a cake and bouquet of flowers to celebrate his day,” the NFF tweeted, with a picture of a celebrating Rohr surrounded by staff of the base camp.

Rohr has been in charge of the Super Eagles for 20 games, winning nine, losing six and drawing five.

The NFF also wished Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun who turned 30 years today (Thursday) a Happy birthday.

Balogun, a German-Nigerian defender was born on June 28, 1988 in Berlin Germany.

“Happy birthday ‪Leon Balogun‬,” the NFF wrote on its Twitter handle.