Nigeria technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, has refuted claims that he rejected the apartment given to him by the Nigeria Football Federation.
Rohr began his Super Eagles spell with a 1-0 win over Tanzania in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo. And having agreed to reside in the country before landing the job, the Franco- German said it would have been unwise of him to reject his accommodation.
“I never rejected any apartment,” Goal quoted Rohr as saying on the NFF website.
“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.
“The federation moved to rent an apartment for me, and this is a good gesture that shows their commitment. If I have issues with it, it should be done directly through the federation and not on the pages of the media.”