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BREAKING: NFF Fires Super Eagles’ Coach Gernot Rohr, Appoints Eguavoen

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The Nigeria Football Federation has sacked German-born coach, Gernot Rohr’s contract as the Super Eagles coach.

The federation also announced former Super Eagles’ coach, Augustine Eguavoen as gaffer of the national team on interim basis.

Eguavoen served as Technical Director of the Super Eagles until his appointment as Technical Adviser.

A statement announcing Rohr’s sacking by the NFF reads;

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“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,” a statement from NFF stated on Sunday.

“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 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.

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Daily Report Nigeria can recall that Eguavoen led the Super Eagles to a third place at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2006.

He was part of the national team that lifted the AFCON trophy in Tunisia in 1994.

Eguavoen is expected to take charge of the team in preparation for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Cameroon from 9th January – 6th February 2022, pending the appointment of a new Head Coach.

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