Nigerian Football

NFF sacks Gernot Rohr, appoint Eguavoen as Super Eagles interim boss

by: Evolve


Gernot Rohr bows out as Nigeria’s longest serving coach – five years and four months.

Mr Augustine Eguavoen
Mr Augustine Eguavoen

Mr Augustine Eguavoen, the Nigeria Football Federation’s Technical Director, has been selected as the Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser on an interim basis.

This comes after the relationship with the German born gaffer, Gernot Rohr, who has been in charge of the and is Nigeria’s longest-serving manager, three-time African champions for the past 64 months was terminated.

He qualified Nigeria for two AFCON tourneys and a World Cup finals.

After a virtual meeting on Sunday, the NFF Executive Committee decided that Eguavoen would work with Salisu Yusuf (Chief Coach), Paul Aigbogun (Assistant Coach), Joseph Yobo (Assistant Coach), Dr Terry Eguaoje (Assistant Coach), Aloysius Agu (Assistant Coach) and Aloysius Agu (Assistant Coach (Goalkeeper Trainer).

While former Nigerian captains, Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, and Garba Lawal, were all recruited to give technical and diplomatic support to the crew.

General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi said:

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. We also want to thank the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports for their collaboration and guidance all through.”

Eguavoen, a former Nigeria captain, was the team’s coach at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where they placed third.

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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