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  • Updated: December 12, 2021

NFF Sack Rohr As Coach, Eguavoen As Interim

NFF Sack Rohr As Coach, Eguavoen As Interim

The Nigerian Football Federation has appointed Augustine Eguavoen as Interim after dismissing German tactician Gernot Rohr as head coach.

A statement released by the federation says, "The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Mr Augustine Eguavoen, currently 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 has 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, 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.”

Eguavoen was coach of the Super Eagles team that finished in third place at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt in 2006.

He will take charge of the team until the appointment of a substantive head coach.

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