The Nigeria Football Federation on Sunday ended rumours as it announced the sacking of the nation’s football team coach, Gernot Rohr.
Naija News understands that there have been rumours of the German being sacked, a development which was debunked in several notifications by the NFF.
However, the football federation today made it public it has sacked Rohr and appointed Augustine Eguavoen, the current NFF Technical Director, as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles on an interim basis.
A statement from the nation’s football governing body reads: “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.”
The statement added, “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.”
The statement quoted the General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, as commending the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports for collaboration and guidance all through.
“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,” he added.
Naija News understands that Eguavoen will now lead the Super Eagles in their preparation for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Cameroon 9th January – 6th February 2022, while NFF continue the search for a substantive Head Coach.
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