Former Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has been appointed as handler of the Benin Republic MNT on a three-year contract.

Rohr met with the President of the Beninese Football Federation Mathurin de Chacus and Minister of Sports Oswald Homeky over the weekend to finalise the details of his contract, and he’ll now be unveiled at a press conference on Friday.

The Franco-German will take over the team from former Benin national team player Moussa Latoundji, who has been in charge of the Squirrels since 2021.

The 69 year-old will immediately be charged with the task of helping Benin to qualify for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Rohr was sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in December, despite helping the team qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2022 World Cup playoffs.

Rohr has added a fifth African NT to his CV after also managing the national teams of Gabon, Niger Republic, Burkina Faso and the Nigeria’s Super Eagles.


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