The Nigeria Football Federation has terminated Gernot Rohr’s contract as coach of the Super Eagles.
Augustine Eguavoen, the former coach of the Super Eagles, was named acting gaffer of the national team by the federation.
Until he was appointed Technical Adviser, Eguavoen was the Super Eagles’ Technical Director.
The NFF issued a statement announcing Rohr’s dismissal, which reads,
“This comes after the termination of the association 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,” the NFF said in a statement on Sunday.
Following a virtual meeting of the NFF Executive Committee on Sunday, 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).”
Augustine “Jay Jay” Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, and Garba Lawal, all former Nigerian captains, have been recruited to give technical and diplomatic support to the crew.
“The Nigeria Football Federation’s relationship with Mr. Rohr has come to an end. “We appreciate his contributions to the Super Eagles and Nigeria,” he added.
In 2006, Eguavoen captained the Super Eagles to third place in the Africa Cup of Nations, which was held in Egypt.
In 1994, he was a member of the national team that won the AFCON trophy in Tunisia.
In the absence of a new head coach, Eguavoen is anticipated to assume charge of the team in preparation for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations, which will be held in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022.