Super Eagles of Nigeria has ended their relationship with German coach Gernot Rohr and the immediate installation of ex-Eagles star Augustine Eguaveon on interim basis has been sanctioned by the NFF.
The decision was taken at the Nigeria Football Federation’s virtual meeting on Sunday as the termination and appointment was agreed.
The 68-year old Rohr has been the longest serving coach of the Super Eagles having been at the helms for 64 months.
Eguaveon who has resumed work with immediate effect will be flanked by Salisu Yusuf as Chief Coach, Paul Aigbogun, Assistant Coach, Joseph Yobo, Assistant Coach, Dr Terry Eguaoje, Assistant Coach and Aloysius Agu Goalkeeper Trainer as 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.
“We also want to thank the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports for their collaboration and guidance all through.” Said General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi.
Eguaveon will now take charge of the team pending official appointment of a permanent and will lead the side as they begins preparations for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Cameroon.