BREAKING: NFF Sacks Rohr, Appoints Eguavoen Super Eagles Interim Coach

December 12, 2021
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Gernot Rohr’s contract as coach of the Super Eagles has been terminated by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Following that, the football federation appointed Augustine Eguavoen, its current Technical Director, as the Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser on an interim basis.

“This is with immediate effect, and follows the termination of the relationship with Franco-German Gernot Rohr, who has been in charge of the three –time African champions for the past 64 months, and is Nigeria’s longest –serving manager,” a statement from NFF stated on Sunday.

The statement added, “Following a virtual meeting of the NFF Executive Committee on Sunday, it was decided that Eguavoen will work with Salisu Yusuf (Chief Coach); Paul Aigbogun (Assistant Coach); Joseph Yobo (Assistant Coach); Dr Terry Eguaoje (Assistant Coach) and Aloysius Agu (Goalkeeper Trainer).

“Former Nigeria captains Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Garba Lawal have been appointed to provide technical and ambassadorial support for the crew.”

The statement quoted the General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, as commending the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports for collaboration and guidance all through.”

“The relationship between the Nigeria Football Federation and Mr Rohr has come to an end. We thank him for his services to the Super Eagles and Nigeria,” he added.

Eguavoen, a former Nigeria captain, coached the team to a third-place finish at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. He was the Super Eagles’ on-field captain when they won the Africa Cup for the first time on foreign soil in Tunisia 27 years ago.

He will now lead the team as it begins preparations for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations, which will be held in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022, and until a permanent Head Coach is appointed.

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