NFF Sacks Gernot Rohr, Appoints Eguavoen

 NFF Sacks Gernot Rohr, Appoints Eguavoen

The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Mr. Augustine Eguavoen, its Technical Director, as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles on an interim basis.

This is with immediate effect and follows the termination of the relationship with Franco-German Gernot Rohr, who had been in charge of the three-time African champions for the past 64 months, and is Nigeria’s longest-serving manager.

Following a virtual meeting of the NFF Executive Committee on Sunday 12th December 2021, 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.

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 coach of the squad when it finished in third place at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2006. He was on-field captain when the Super Eagles lifted the Africa Cup for the first time on away ground, in Tunisia 27 years ago.

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