The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has terminated the contract of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr.
He appointed ex-international Augustine Eguavoen to replace him as interim technical advisor.
SaharaReporters has learned that Eguavoen’s appointment is effective immediately.
Franco-German Gernot Rohr had been at the helm of the Super Eagles for 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 would work with Salisu Yusuf (head coach); Paul Aigbogun (assistant coach); Joseph Yobo (assistant coach); Dr Terry Eguaoje (assistant coach) and Aloysius Agu (goalkeeper coach).
It was learned that former Nigerian team captains: Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Garba Lawal had also been appointed to provide technical support and ambassador to the crew.
“The relationship between the Nigerian Football Association and Mr. Rohr has come to an end. We thank him for his service to the Super Eagles and to Nigeria,” said NFF Secretary General Dr Mohammed Sanusi.
“We would also like to thank the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports for their cooperation and advice throughout the process. “
Eguavoen coached the team when they finished third at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2006.
He is a former Super Eagles captain and was a field captain when the Super Eagles won the Africa Cup in Tunisia 27 years ago.
He will now take charge of the team as they begin preparations for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations which will take place in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022, and until a substantial head coach is appointed. .