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Breaking!!! Gernot Rohr Sacked As Super Eagles Coach, Eguavoen Appointed As Interim Coach

December 13, 2021
Gernot Rohr sacked as Super Eagles coach, Eguavoen appointed as interim coach

Gernot Rohr has been sacked as the technical adviser of the Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

This was confirmed in a statement shared on the official website of the NFF,  which disclosed that Augustine Eguavoen has been apppointed as the interim coach of the Super Eagles. 

The statement released by Mohammed Sanusi, general secretary of the NFF read; 

 â€œThe 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.

 â€œThe 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.”

Do you think this is the right decision made by NFF with just weeks to AFCON?

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Dec 14, 2021 at 09:20 AM
That's good news
Dec 14, 2021 at 07:31 PM
Welcome on board
Dec 16, 2021 at 08:33 PM
NFF and their palaver,how can you sack a coach few months to the world Cup.
Dec 16, 2021 at 09:14 PM
Love
Dec 19, 2021 at 05:21 AM
I feel Rohr is doing a great job and shouldn't be sacked yet sha.
Dec 19, 2021 at 11:38 PM
Rohr's sack came as a shock to me considering the fact that AFCON 2022 is just weeks away.
He should have been given the chance to work on the team. The results are coming but the traditional playing pattern of the Super Eagles lacking.

Farewell to Gernot Rohr and welcome on board Austin Eguaveon!!!
Jun 13, 2022 at 09:20 PM
Amazing Grace (TT)
Jun 15, 2022 at 04:52 PM
We thought it was a step in the right direction