BREAKING: NFF Finally Sacks Gernot Rohr, Appoints Eguavoen As Interim Coach

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has sacked Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr.

The body appointed Augustine Eguavoen as interim coach of the coach of national team.

Eguavoen led the Super Eagles team that finished in third place at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt back in 2006.

The NFF made the disclosure in a statement posted on its website on Sunday.

NFF said, “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.”

The statement quoted, Mohammed Sanusi, general secretary of the NFF to have 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.”

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