The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as relieved Gernot Rohr of his duties has Super Eagles Coach and replaced him with Augustine Eguavoen.
“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,” NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said.
Although Eguavoen’s appointment is on an interim basis, he is to resume office with immediate effect.
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Eguavoen succeeds Franco-German Rohr who is Nigeria’s longest-serving manager having been in charge of the Super Eagles for over 5 years.
Below is everything you need to know about Augustine Eguavoen.
- Augustine is a former captain of the Super eagles.
- He is was on-field captain of the squad that qualified for the country’s first ever World Cup in 1994.
- Eguavoen was also an important member of the team and defender when the Super Eagles won the 1994 Africa Cup in Tunisia.
- He kicked off his professional football career with ACB Lagos, Nigeria, before moving to play with Gent in 1986 then, K.V. Kortrijk, CD Ourense, Sacramento Scorpions, Torpedo Moscow.
- The 56-year-old is not a stranger to NFF and the new super eagles players as he helped the squad as coach to clinch the third place trophy at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2006.
- The Sapele-born footballer also coached Sliema Wanderers in Malta in 2000 helping the team finish second-place.
- As Technical adviser, Eguaven 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).