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Coronavirus: Rohr sends goodwill message to Nigerians


Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has appealed to Nigerians including the fans of the Super Eagles to remain positive and adhere strictly to all outlined precautions by the government in order to stem the tide of Coronavirus pandemic.

The German coach in his appeal message to football fans amidst growing fear over the outbreak said the virulent virus must not be allowed to stop friendship.

“This virus cannot (and must not be allowed) to stop friendship,” the 66-year-old Rohr former Bayern Munich defender told Nation Sport from his home in France.

Rohr is regarded as a ‘friend of Africa’ after coaching clutches of teams on the continent including Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia; Les Panthères (The Panthers) of Gabon; Ménas of Niger as well as Les Étalons (The Stallions) of Burkina Faso before berthing in Nigeria in 2016.

In his message of solidarity yesterday, the German said COVID-19 can be defeated if all Nigerians do the needful.

“You know we all live all the time in our Super Eagles as family,” noted Rohr who has supervised 49 matches as coach of Nigeria. “It’s the same solidarity we have with our fans and this must be conserved during this challenging time with COVID-19.