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Published On: Fri, Aug 9th, 2019

DR Congo ponder Super Eagles coach

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Gernot Rohr

By Albert Akota

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr is a subject of interest for the chieftains of Congolese Football Association (FECOFA, who are eager to hire the German as replacement for Florent Ibenge.
Ibenge, 57, quit as head coach of the Leopards on Wednesday, ending his five-year stint with the team.
He had been in charge of Dr Congo since August 2014 and led the Leopards to three consecutive Africa Cup of Nations finals tournaments.
In 2015, they finished in third place, two years later they reached the quarter-finals and last month – at AFCON 2019 in Egypt, they lost to Madagascar i the Round of 16.
According to a report in Congo online news outlet, Congoprofound.net, Constant Omari, president of FECOFA, has established contacts with Rohr over a possibility of taking up the job.
Rohr was recently linked with the vacant Morocco national team job, but he denied having interest in managing the Atlas Lions who made a shocking exit from AFCON 2019 final following a second round defeat to the Squirrels of Benin Republic.
Rohr has earlier admitted that his contract with the NFF allows either party to terminate it.
He said he will take a few weeks to consider his future, after winning bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The German also addressed some of the criticisms he has faced during his time in charge of the national team.
“I said that I would give my answer after the tournament but the tournament has not ended yet.
“It still remains the final game to be played. I will need a little rest and think about it deeply with my staff, family and friends.
“In our contract, it is very correct and fair play contract. It states that the NFF can stop it if they want and I can also end it if I want.
Perhaps I will, I don’t know yet. I will think about it and in a few weeks, I will give an answer.

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