SUPER Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has lost his mother Elizabeth who passed away quietly in her sleep yesterday at their home town of Mannheim in Germany at the ripe of age of 97 .
Elizabeth Rohr, was married to a former German footballer Philip and in 1953, they Gernot, who went on to become an international football manager. Already, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent a condolence message to Mr Rohr, commiserating him over his loss.
An NFF spokesman said: “We commiserate with the Super Eagles head coach, Mr Gernot Rohr, who just lost his mother, Madam Elisabeth Rohr. She was 97. May her soul rest in peace.”
Coach Rohr’s mum had him June 18, 1953, in Mannheim, in the then West Germany with Philipp Rohr, a former German football player. Coach Rohr, now, 66, was raised in his hometown of Mannheim and was highly involved in sports since his early childhood days.