NFF sacks Gernot Rohr, appoints Augustine Eguavoen on interim Basis.
Written by News Room on December 13, 2021
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed Augustine Eguavoen, currently its Technical Director, as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles on an interim basis.
A statement by Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications on Sunday said the appointment was with immediate effect and followed the termination of the relationship with Franco-German Gernot Rohr.
Rohr, until his sacking, was in charge of the three –time African champions for the past 64 months and Nigeria’s longest–serving manager.
The statement said the decision to sack Rohr and appoint Eguavoen on an interim basis was taken during a virtual meeting of the NFF Executive Committee on Sunday.
The statement added 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).
Eguavoen, a former Nigeria captain, was coach of the squad when it finished in third place at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2006 and on-field captain when the Super Eagles lifted the Africa Cup for the first time on away ground, in Tunisia 27 years ago will now take charge of the team as it begins preparations for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Cameroon from Jan. 9 to Feb. 6, 2022, and until the appointment of a substantive head coach.