NFF sacks Gernot Rohr, appoints Interim Coach for Eagles


Gernot Rohr

The Nigeria Football Federation has ended the reign of Gernot Rohr as super eagles coach.

Subsequently, Mr Augustine Eguavoen, currently the Technical Director, is now the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles.

Eguaveon will hold the position on an interim basis.

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.

The NFF Executive Committee made the decision after a virtual meeting on Sunday.

Also, 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).

Meanwhile, former Nigeria captains, Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Garba Lawal were also given a role.

The trio will provide technical and ambassadorial support for the crew.

General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi said: “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.

The NFF statement reads:

“We also want to thank the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports for their collaboration and guidance all through.”


Before the final nail from the football federation, there has been a little drama on whether Gernot Rohr will be sacked or not.

The NFF refuted a claim on the news about the sack of the national team coach last week.

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