File photo: Nigerian Coach Gernot Rohr appears to be like at some stage within the African Cup of Countries qualification match between Nigeria and Libya in Uyo, Akwa Ibom Yell in southern Nigeria, on October 13, 2018. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFPThe Nigeria Soccer Federation has terminated the contract of Gargantuan Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr and appointed ex-world, Augustine Eguavoen, currently it’s Technical Director, as the Technical Adviser on an meantime basis.
Eguavoen’s appointment is with quick design, and ends the NFF’s 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 digital assembly of the NFF Govt Committee on Sunday, it was firm 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). Broken-down Nigeria captains Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Garba Lawal bear been appointed to produce technical and ambassadorial toughen for the crew.
“The connection between the Nigeria Soccer Federation and Mr Rohr has come to an pause. We thank him for his companies and products to the Gargantuan Eagles and Nigeria,” NFF Long-established Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi mentioned.
“We also need to thank the Federal Ministry of Childhood and Sports for his or her collaboration and steering at some stage in.”
Eguavoen, a broken-down Nigeria captain, was coach of the squad when it finished in third place on the Africa Cup of Countries in Egypt in 2006. He was on-field captain when the Gargantuan Eagles lifted the Africa Cup for the first time on away floor, in Tunisia 27 years within the past.
He’ll now take charge of the team as it begins preparations for the 33rd Africa Cup of Countries going down in Cameroon ninth January – sixth February 2022, and unless the appointment of a substantive head coach.