In contrary to reports that he rejected the official residence given to him by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Super Eagles new coach Gernot Rohr said he never rejected the apartment but only joked about its size with a few friends.
Speaking this afternoon, Rohr said in a statement:
“I never rejected any apartment, I might have spoken to a few people who I believed to be genuinely interested in me, saying that the apartment was very big and I joked that I might get lost inside it when I start to live there, but I never rejected it.
“When the Federation engaged me, and told me I had to live in Nigeria, I agreed to it because I believed that my base has to be in the country where I work. I did the same in Niger, Burkina Faso and Gabon, and I do not see it any differently in Nigeria,”