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  • Samson Omale

NFF Sacks Genrot Rohr as Super Eagles Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has terminated the appointment of Genrot Rohr as Coach of the Super Eagles.

A statement by the NFF on Sunday said, the decision to terminate the relationship with the Franco-German was reached after a virtual meeting of the NFF Executive Committee

Mr Augustine Eguavoen, Who is currently the Technical Director of the NFF, will now act as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles on an interim basis. This is with immediate effect,

Coach 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.

Other appointed alongside Eguavoen include; 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.

Eguavoen, a former Nigeria captain, was coach of the squad when it finished in third place at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2006. He was on-field captain when the Super Eagles lifted the Africa Cup for the first time on away ground, in Tunisia 27 years ago.

He will now take charge of the team as it begins preparations for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Cameroon 9th January – 6th February 2022, and until the appointment of a substantive Head Coach.

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