Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has said he is not scared of being owed by the Nigeria Football Federation as he gets set for his first match in-charge of the team.
The Franco-German said this during the press briefing for the Africa Nations Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Tanzania scheduled for Saturday in Uyo.
Rohr said he was more interested in honouring his contract while also building a solid team for the country with his main target of getting Eagles to record good results on the 2018 World Cup qualifiers starting in October.
“I am happy to be here, proud to be the coach of big players and we will give our best to succeed,” he said.
“It is difficult to say if I am the right man, let other people say it. I have experience of African football and have a German mentality, but to succeed in Africa, you need the right discipline and that is why I think I am the right man. “I was owed between six to eight months in Niger.
“I am used to being owed in Africa. I have a contract and I am focusing on honouring it. My problem for now is victory against Tanzania on Saturday and then the game against Zambia next month. This weekend game will serve as a form of rehearsal.
“I signed a contract and I am not bothered about non-payment of salaries for now, all we need to do is to work hard and achieve results.”
The coach noted that he would be watching the Nigeria Professional Football League and also leagues in Europe to pick top players for the Super Eagles.
While describing Chelsea midfielder, Mikel Obi, as his ideal man to captain the national team, he promised to speak with the former captain of the squard, Vincent Enyeama, who retired due to differences with former coach of the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh.
He added: “Mikel is my man for captainship because of the leadership qualities he has shown. He has what it takes to handle his teammates. “I don’t know why Enyeama decided to quit, but definitely I will be speaking with him after the game against Tanzania because we need all our best hands to build a solid national team.”